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Get up-to-date reports on Canada’s art news including notable appointments and gallery shifts, as well as key award announcements as they happen.

News in Brief: First Nations Artwork Discarded in Montreal

A cleaning mix up damaged an artwork, Calgary’s mayor addressed a public-art controversy and winners of a major student photo prize were announced.

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Introducing Our New Associate Editor, Yaniya Lee

Her work has appeared in C Magazine, the FADER and NOW Magazine.

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News in Brief: Calgary’s Public Art Appropriation Controversy and More

Blackfoot artist criticizes public art piece in Calgary, OCAD appoints new dean of graduate studies and TIFF announces its Canadian features.

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News in Brief: McMaster Hires Indigenous Curator, Curator of Asian Art retires, Unclear Future for the Dawson Art School

McMaster appoints a new Indigenous curator, Barry Till retires and the Yukon School of Visual Arts is in jeopardy.

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News in Brief: A Tim Hortons Museum, Annie Leibovitz Photographs Face More Legal Trouble, Access Gallery Hires New Director, $30,000 New Generation Photography Award

A Montreal couple opens an unofficial Tim Hortons museum in their apartment and Scotiabank launches the inaugural New Generation Photography Award.

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Finalists Announced for 2017 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize

One of Canada’s largest photo prizes announced the four international artists who are in the running for this year’s $50,000 award.

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Artists and Art Installers Still Unpaid by Biennale de Montréal

Six months after the closing of the latest Biennale de Montreal, the event says it is in a “precarious” financial position, with some artists still unpaid.

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News in Brief: Beloved Atlantic Curator Dies, Statue of Halifax Colonial Founder Shrouded, Rodney Graham Directs Saint Etienne Video

The Atlantic arts community mourns the loss of curator, writer and arts administrator Mary MacDonald.

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News in Brief: Annie Leibovitz Controversy, Igloo Tag Trademark Transfers to IAF, Mercer Union Hires Julia Paoli

2,000 Annie Liebovitz photographs flagged by CPERB, Igloo Tag Trademark changes ownership and Mercer Union appoints a new director.

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Billy-Ray Belcourt Joins Canadian Art for Special Summer Internship

Poet, scholar and critic to write series of articles under mentorship of Indigenous editor-at-large and staff.

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News in Brief: Canadian Flag Vandalized, PEI Artists in Venice, TIFF and CBC Announce Diverse Screenwriters Grant, Kelowna Art Gallery Appoints Curator

This week, a Kitchener museum incorporates vandalism of its Canadian flag into its exhibition.

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15 Artists Named Finalists in RBC Canadian Painting Competition

From across Canada, 15 painters to watch have been selected for one of the nation’s most well-known art competitions.

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