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December 9, 2016
Canadian Excellence

2011 - 2012

FALL 2011

Historical Centennial Exhibitions
In celebration of Laurier's Centennial, the Robert Langen Art Gallery in collaboration with the WLU Archives, Student Services, Athletics and Recreation and University Advancement will feature three exhibitions which will highlight Campus Development, Student Life and Athletics.

Past, Present and Future, Sept. 21 - Oct. 15, 2011
Highlighting Campus Development

Inspiring Lives of Leadership, Oct. 19 - Nov. 12, 2011

Sharing the Spirit of Student Life

Building Champions, Building Traditions, Nov. 23 - Dec. 10, 2011
Featuring our Award Winning Athletics Program

CAFKA Farewell Tour, Oct. 1, 2011 - 2 pm
Kitchener City Hall

Join CAFKA in a farewell tour of the art projects in public places featured in this year's contemporary art biennial.  The bicycle tour will be led by Amish Morell, Editor of C Magazine.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own bike or bikes can be reserved by contacting

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Winter 2012

Pearl Van Geest
Jan. 4 - Feb. 11, 2012, Interactive Video Projection


INTO PLACE, explores concepts surrounding the human relationship to the physical and natural world.  Through this interactive piece Van Geest invites viewers to participate as collaborators in the creation of a large work that reflects ideas around love and desire and the potential consummation of this longing.

Sarindar Dhaliwal
the cartographer's mistake: hockey fields and marigold maps
March 7 - April 14, 2012, Multimedia Installation


the cartographer's mistake: hockey fields and marigold maps, takes viewers on a journey through Dhaliwal's personal history of movement from her birthplace in India, to Britain and then finally to Canada.  This circuit retraced many times serves as a conceptual framework to construct a particular cartography of 20th centruy diaspora and the colonial legacy that shaped it. 

Gallery Hop, Feb. 4, 2012 - 10 am
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

KWlAG's winter exhibitions will highlight the notion of the artist as both a creator and consumer of visual culture.  The pursuit of authenticity, rather than originality, in contemporary life surfaces in the photography, drawing and video which will be on display.  An exhibition of works from the Gallery's permanent collection titled We All Fall Down explores the ways in which ruin and decay have fascinated artists.  Join us in a guided tour with KWlAG's Curator Crystal Mowry to learn more!

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Empty Bowls, Thursday, May 10, 2012
Theatre Auditorium - Lunch Sitting 11:30 - 12:30


The feature bowl was created by Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News anchor and Laurier Honourary Degree Recipient. To place your bid for this special online silent auction, please visit  Bidding will open on April 2nd at 8:30 a.m. and close on May, 9th at 4:00 p.m.

In the spirit of giving back to our community, The Robert Langen Art Gallery in collaboration with the Waterloo Potters Workshop will serve as a second venue host for Empty Bowls 2012.  This community initiative is designed to raise awareness of hunger, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Each ticket entitles a guest to select one bowl to keep and enjoy a modest meal of gourmet soups and bread. The hope is that each time the empty bowl is taken from your cupboard at home, the bowl will serve as a reminder that someone else's bowl was empty and that on this occasion, you helped alleviate hunger. Tickets will be available on April 2nd.  To purchase tickets please contact Sharline Doss at

Songide'Ewin, May 22 - May 31, 2012
Aboriginal Narratives

In collaboration with WLU's Faculty of Education and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Sir John A. MacDonald High School (Hamilton, Ontario), and the Metis Women's Circle, the Robert Langen Art Gallery is pleased to present this community outreach initiative which highlights the paintins created by Native high school students and WLU Teacher Education Candidates under the guidance of Ojibwe artist and storyteller, Rene Andre Meshake.