Beyond Campus with the Curator

Beyond Campus with the Curator

July 15, 2011 | Published by MMA
Buffer Zone
Buffer Zone exhibition, Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park, Australia Co-curated by Ihor Holubizky and Allan Giddy

In addition to his ongoing curatorial projects at the McMaster Museum of Art, Senior Curator Ihor Holubizky is has been engaged in a number of exhibitions far beyond the campus borders. Three such exhibitions opened in recent months.

Buffer Zone – An exhibition of recent and new, site-specific work installed both inside the Newington Armory Gallery (originally built as a WWII munitions depot), and outside, a protected wetlands area at Sydney Olympic Park. The eighteen artists–from Australia, Ireland, Canada, Finland, the UK, New Zealand, Hungary and Bulgaria–addressed the metaphor of a “buffer zone” with environmental, social and political responses; the outdoor works utilized solar power sources. Co-curated by Ihor Holubizky and artist Allan Giddy, the founding director of The Environmental Research Institute for Art at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.

Here’s a slide show of images from Buffer Zone in Australia:

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A Jack Chambers exhibition co-curated by Holubizky and Mark Cheetham, opened at Museum London. Border Crossings Art Magazine, describes it as “the best exhibition of Jack Chamber’s work I have ever seen…brilliant conception and stunning installation.” (See below!!)

And finally, an exhibition curated by Holubizky, which will be coming to McMaster as part of the Rising to the Occasion: Long 18th Century project this September Jinny Yu and Don Andrus: Cadenza, was created and launched at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.


Congratulations to Ihor Holubizky, who earned the 2011 Exhibition of the Year Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries for his curatorial and design work on Jack Chambers: the light from the darkness, silver paintings and film work. The exhibition, co-curated by Mark Cheetham, showed at Museum London in the 2011 and is  on display at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection until January 15, 2012.