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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: $1.5 Million for Ottawa Art Gallery, $600K for NSCAD, Ebers Joins Bienal de São Paulo Advisory Board, St-Jean Aubre Named Co-Director at Darling Foundry

The Ottawa Art Gallery and NSCAD University receive major donations, Toronto art advisor Lonti Ebers joins Bienal de São Paulo advisory board, Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre named co-director at Darling…

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Photographer Wins $50K Aimia Prize

The black-and-white images of Ursula Schulz-Dornburg were selected by a public vote to win the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.

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News in Brief: A New Art Centre for Cape Dorset, Michael Audain Pledges $2 Million for Victoria Gallery, ADAC Celebrates 50 Years

Construction has begun on a 10,000-square-foot centre in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, that will offer artists’ studios in the region, known for its printmaking.

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Auction Roundup: Lawren Harris Painting Sells For $11.21M, Sets Records [Updated]

Mountain Forms by Lawren Harris is now the most expensive Canadian artwork ever sold at auction—beating out works by Paul Kane and Jeff Wall.

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91-Year-Old Inuit Artist Addresses Youth Suicide in Large Drawing

Rates of suicide among Inuit are a national tragedy. In a new 9-metre-long drawing, Elisapee Ishulutaq tries to address the issue.

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News in Brief: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Opens New Building, Rita Letendre Awarded Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, Kristy Trinier Joins Banff Centre

This week, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts opened its new pavilion, Rita Letendre received the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas and the OAAG Awards were announced.

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Rebecca Belmore Wins $50K Iskowitz Prize

Renowned Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore has won the $50,000 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO, with a solo show scheduled for 2018.

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Canadian Art Historian Embroiled in Van Gogh Sketchbook Controversy [Updated]

Canadian art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov has found herself at the centre of an international Van Gogh sketchbook controversy.

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40 Artists Announced for New Vancouver Triennial

Featuring painting, drawing, animation, ceramics, textiles, audio and installation, the exhibition will open at the Vancouver Art Gallery on December 3.

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Canada Council Head Promises “New Era” in Arts Funding

In March, Trudeau’s government announced $550 million in new funding for the Canada Council. Today, the Council revealed how it will be spent.

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News in Brief: $10.5 Million Donation to Museum of Anthropology, ROM Apologizes for Racist 1989 Exhibition, Leonard Cohen Dies, Anish Kapoor to Make Winnipeg Public Art

This week, 200 pieces of Indigenous art, worth around $7 million, were donated by an anonymous donor to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC in Vancouver.

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Canadian Artists in America React to US Election Result [Updated]

Ken Lum, Chloe Wise, Brendan Fernandes and other Canadian artists and arts workers based in the USA share their initial reactions to the election result.

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