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.
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s recent purchase makes their collection of work by the late American photographer the largest in Canada.
In art news: Kent Monkman will lead Toronto’s 2017 Pride Parade, the National Gallery was gifted $2 million and new Vancouver appointments were announced.
An enormous rubber duck is set to float through Ontario waterways on Canada Day weekend, but may have to fight a copyright battle first.
It’s also the first year that there has been more than one Indigenous artist on the Sobey shortlist—this year, there are two.
In art news this week: Battat Contemporary will close, cheyanne turions joined the Vancouver Art Gallery and Emily Carr University’s president is departing.
“Making a magazine that’s both dense and approachable is what every editor hopes to achieve, and Canadian Art has succeeded,” said the prize jury.
This week, a Maud Lewis thrift-store painting sold for $45,000, and artists at a feminist residency were forced to evacuate a flooded island.
It is the second-highest amount ever paid for a Canadian artwork at auction—and according to auction house, it signals Toronto as a new art-market centre.
McGill University graduate Vidal Wu is the 2017 recipient of our national prize awarded to up-and-coming critical and editorial talent.
This week, the St. John’s artist-run centre Eastern Edge announced staffing changes, and municipal awards were distributed in Toronto and Ottawa.
On the Southeast Side of Chicago, an Alberta oil sands byproduct has wreaked environmental havoc. Artists, and an art museum, are responding.
When photographer Jalani Morgan found that three of his large vinyl prints were torn open, he stitched them with red thread and kept them on display.