The interior of the church was an accomplishment in itself, because the roof was 35 metres (125 feet) high at a time when church interiors maxed out at 24 metres (80 feet), according to Malcolm Thurlby, a Gothic architecture expert and professor of art history at York University in Toronto.
Visual Art & Art History News
York University Professor Brandon Vickerd, a sculptor in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), continues to make his mark on the Canadian landscape – both literally and figuratively. Three compelling new public art pieces prove this point: Dwell, installed in Ottawa in 2018; Wolfe and the Sparrows, slated for next month in Calgary; and The Passenger, which will be installed in Waterloo, Ont., in September.
An Exhibition by VISA 4090 Visual Arts (BFA) Majors
Following an extensive national and international search, which attracted outstanding candidates, the search committee recommended the appointment of Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng to the position of dean. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton is very pleased to announce that Professor Bay-Cheng has accepted our invitation to take up a five-year term as dean, commencing July 1.
Thurlby will be presented with the second annual AMPD Research Award at a celebration on February 27th 2:30-5:00 in room 130 of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts at York University’s Keele Street campus. The highlight of the event will be Thurlby delivering an illustrated lecture on Gothic Church Architecture in Canada, sharing some of his impressive photography collection and history and insights around significant examples of Gothic churches from from St John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver Island BC.
Eight 4th year Visual Art students share their video artist statements
Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology presents a one-day symposium focusing on new forms of storytelling at the intersection of performance, film, mixed media, and installation.
In 2017-18 AMPD students received over 2.4 million dollars in scholarships, awards and bursaries.