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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: National Gallery Creates Canadian Photography Institute, Tanya Tagaq Criticizes Racist Film, AGO’s Curatorial Endowment

This week, the National Gallery of Canada announced the development of the Canadian Photography Institute and the AGO received an endowment.

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UPDATED: Harris, Colville Set New Records at Auction

Works by Canadian artists Alex Colville and Lawren Harris set records at Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s post-war and contemporary art fall auction.

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Meet Karly McCloskey, Canadian Art’s Newest Videographer

Karly McCloskey is the latest recipient of an 8-month video internship as part of the Canadian Art and OCAD University Career Launcher program.

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News in Brief: OAAG Awards, Kingston Prize, Canadian Art at the COPAs

This week, the winner of the $20,000 Kingston Prize for portraiture was announced, OAAG recipients were released and Canadian Art’s newsletter was lauded.

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Guelph Artist Wins $25K RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Guelph-based artist Patrick Cruz has won the $25,000 top prize in the 17th RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

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News in Brief: ROM’s New Head, Artist-Run Awards, the Queen’s Demotion

This week, the ROM announced their new CEO, artist-run awards were released and an Atlantic artist residency was launched at the Banff Centre.

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News in Brief: Mélanie Joly on Cabinet, Vancouver Mayor’s Art Awards Announced, Thaddeus Holownia Recognized

This week, Mélanie Joly spoke about Liberal funding promises, Thaddeus Holownia garnered recognition and the Vancouver Mayor’s Art Awards were announced.

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Jeff Wall Pulls Show from Audain Art Museum Opening

Vancouver artist Jeff Wall has cancelled his inaugural exhibition at the Audain Art Museum, which will open in January 2016.

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News in Brief: Toronto Arts Foundation’s Fundraising Success, Art Prizes Aplenty

This week, the Toronto Arts Foundation broke fundraising records, Sandra Meigs and Abbas Akhavan snagged two of Canada’s largest art prizes and more.

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Sandra Meigs Wins 2015 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

Victoria artist Sandra Meigs has been awarded the $50,000 2015 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Abbas Akhavan Discusses Winning the Sobey Award

Toronto-based, Tehran-born artist Abbas Akhavan talks about winning the $50,000 first-place prize at this year’s Sobey Art Award.

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Winnipeg Artist Snags Salt Spring National Art Prize

Winnipeg-based artist Corrie Peters has won the inaugural $10,000 Salt Spring National Art Prize.

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