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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: Museum-Repair Funding, Doig at Auction, Vancouver Mayor Joins Gallery & More

This week, Vancouver’s mayor became a trustee of the city’s major gallery, OCAD and ACAD celebrated new appointments, and the art scene mourned an iconoclastic Inuit artist.

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Drake-Parody Instagram Feed to Become Public Art in the 6ix

Drake is no stranger to the art world—but he’s seldom been in official public art. That ends May 1, when Contact launches a @UofTDrizzy poster project.

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News in Brief: New Brunswick Funding Cuts, Marshall McLuhan’s New Museum, Nelson Henricks Awarded Prix Giverny Capital

This week, the New Brunswick Arts Board faced major funding cuts, Marshall McLuhan’s home was revamped as a museum and Nelson Henricks was lauded.

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News in Brief: John Greer Wins Monument Competition, Scotiabank Photo Longlist, Mural Debate at York University

In the art news this week: John Greer’s public-art monument, the longlist for the Scotiabank Photo Award and upset over a mural at York University.

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10 Canadian Photographers Longlisted for $50,000 Award

Montreal artists dominate this year’s nominees for the Scotiabank Photography Award.

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AGO Looks to the US for New Director Pick

Taking the helm of one of North America’s largest art museums, Honolulu’s Stephan Jost faces challenge of maintaining revenues for the institution.

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25 Artists To Rep Alberta’s Art Scene in 2017 Biennial

Some Alberta Biennial artists have created installations on Rocky Mountain golf courses; others have crafted scenes based on day jobs in the oilsands.

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When Is First Nations Art Also Outsider Art?

Paintings by late Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artist Henry Speck are at the Outsider Art Fair in New York this week. But is that the right place for them?

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News in Brief: Plug In ICA Receives Warhol Grant, Actual Gallery’s New Management, Barnicke and UTAC Unveil New Identity

This week, the Plug In ICA received a major award, the Barnicke and UTAC rebranded and Actual Gallery announced staffing changes.

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Meet the Power Plant’s New Curator

Carolin Köchling, the newly appointed curator of the Power Plant in Toronto, discusses her institutional experience and curatorial ethos.

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Wafaa Bilal Revives Iraqi Library in Ontario Show

Wafaa Bilal’s upcoming project at the Art Gallery of Windsor aims to collect 1,000 books requested by students and teachers in Baghdad.

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News in Brief: Rita Letendre Honoured, SAVAC’s New Hire, Adrian Stimson Collected by British Museum

This week, Rita Letendre joined the Order of Ontario, SAVAC hired Nahed Mansour and the Polygon Gallery’s groundbreaking ceremony was set.

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