Taking space logo: a series of 4 blocks attached together with 1 side of each block coloured either red or black Taking space logo : a series of 4 blocks attached together with 1 side of each block coloured either red or black

Summa 2022: Taking Space

The annual graduating exhibition for the McMaster University BFA class of 2022.

Artists: Hanan Abbas, Anastasija Dimitrijevic, Sid Jessome, Rhys Jones, Olivia Missons, Alessia Morgante, Laura Murk, Barin Osho, Hannah Pacan, Gabby Pacheco, PauTheRebel, Hannah Robinson, Taylor Sharratt, Ally Thomas, Anastasia Petrovic, Serena Walk, Caitlin Walsh, Ji-Young Yoon

Curatorial Statement

Part of the role of being an artist is wearing what you believe in on your sleeve and risking vulnerability in the face of constant change. To be an artist today suggests that we inspire, create, and form futures worth fighting for. Taking space means daring to be bold, seen, and heard. The 2022 SUMMA exhibition Taking Space does exactly that. Through Taking Space, these young visionary artists explore the connections between their craft and their principles, finding innovative ways to share their emerging art practices.


Image: Summa 2022: Taking Space logo

Curated by: Sahra Soudi

March 31, 2022 – April 29, 2022

Link to Exhibitions Archive for a complete list of past exhibitions


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To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.

Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year


Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.


10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.

View digital image requirements


Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
University Ave, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6


The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.

The 2023-24 Exhibition Assistance Program opens on June 7, 2023, and closes on January 16, 2024. Our deadlines for the programming year are:

  • September 7, 2023, 1 p.m. ET
  • December 7, 2023, 1 p.m. ET


Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:

Brief artist statement
Confirmation letter from the gallery/museum/venue
Digital images of work