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Chantal Bilodeau

UBCO hosts renowned playwright Chantal Bilodeau

UBC Okanagan’s Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre is opening its doors for its first Woodhaven Artist in Residence of the season.

Local Indigenous artist contributes to UBCO’s public art collection

Local Indigenous artist contributes to UBCO’s public art collection

A new painting titled cax̌alqs — red dress by Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis has been added to UBC Okanagan’s Public Art Collection. The painting depicts an Indigenous woman wearing a red dress and a face mask.

UBCO hosts influential Indigenous Artist in Residence

UBCO hosts influential Indigenous Artist in Residence

Whess Harman is UBC Okanagan Gallery’s Artist in Residence for 2021. During their residency at the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies they will create new works, give an artist talk, publish an art publication and open an exhibition of new works.

UBCO celebrates the class of 2021

UBCO celebrates the class of 2021

Virtual ceremony recognizes more than 1,800 graduating students UBC Okanagan is marking its second virtual convocation next week. More than 1,850 graduates — including 1,600 undergraduates as well as more than 100 masters’ and doctoral students — will tune in to celebrate the success of their educational journey. “This has been a remarkable year for […]

UBCO hosts seventh annual Indigenous Art residency

UBCO hosts seventh annual Indigenous Art residency

UBC Okanagan’s Indigenous Art Intensive gathers artists, curators, writers, students and scholars to engage in contemporary ideas and dialogue rooted in Indigenous contemporary art.

Celebrate the season with the Spring Festival of the Arts

Celebrate the season with the Spring Festival of the Arts

UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies’ (FCCS) Spring Festival of the Arts brings a myriad of exhibits and events to the Kelowna area. The festival covers a spectrum of artistic endeavours by students, faculty and staff including exhibitions of creative writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, short films and public art.

UBCO professor discusses the importance of public art

UBCO professor discusses the importance of public art

Public art can take many forms, from mural paintings to installations and exhibitions, to large scale sculptures. It can work to revitalize the urban landscape while supporting and improving the cultural, social and economic vitality of our local community.

UBCO launches new Artist-in-Residence Program

UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is launching a new opportunity for artists, writers and performers to spend some creative time in a wooded retreat.

Cutting-edge outdoor projections take shape in Kelowna’s Cultural District

Cutting-edge outdoor projections take shape in Kelowna’s Cultural District

A new art installation called The Collective Body is catching the eye and setting tongues wagging in downtown Kelowna’s Cultural District. Created by Neil Cadger, Miles Thorogood, Aleksandra Dulic, Lin Snelling and Andrew Stauffer with support from UBC Okanagan students Chloe Chang and Ryan Broadbent, The Collective Body is a unique nightly outdoor projection series […]

A call to writers for Okanagan Short Story Contest submissions

A call to writers for Okanagan Short Story Contest submissions

Up and coming writers are encouraged to submit entries for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest.