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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.

Vidal Wu Wins 2017 Canadian Art Editorial Residency

McGill University graduate Vidal Wu is the 2017 recipient of our national prize awarded to up-and-coming critical and editorial talent.

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News in Brief: Eastern Edge’s New Executive Director, Toronto and Ottawa Art Awards, Curatorial Prize Winner Announced

This week, the St. John’s artist-run centre Eastern Edge announced staffing changes, and municipal awards were distributed in Toronto and Ottawa.

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Canadian Oil Sands Waste Targeted in American Exhibition

On the Southeast Side of Chicago, an Alberta oil sands byproduct has wreaked environmental havoc. Artists, and an art museum, are responding.

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News in Brief: Black Lives Matter Photos Vandalized, Bob Rennie at the National Gallery, Award Wins & More

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.

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Shelley Niro Wins $50K Scotiabank Photography Award

The ground-breaking Indigenous artist—known for her work in photography, as well as painting, beadwork, installation and film—takes home Canada’s top photo prize.

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Inuit Art Makes a Global Breakthrough at the Venice Biennale

Inuit art is being featured at the Venice Biennale’s main exhibition for the first time ever. See most of these drawings, and get the backstory, here.

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News in Brief: National Gallery Reopens Contemporary Galleries, Guelph Announces Artist-in-Residence, Prestigious Quebec Awards Announced

The National Gallery of Canada reopened its contemporary galleries with “Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present”—and more changes are to come.

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Why We Need to Keep Talking about White Privilege in Arts Education

A recent study showed students at Toronto’s arts high schools are twice as likely to be white—reflecting a national trend. We need keep talking about that.

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News in Brief: Canada Council Delays Grant Deadlines, NSCAD Re-Establishes Famed Lithography Workshop, Canada’s Venice Pavilion Undergoes Restoration

Technical problems have delayed the opening of the Canada Council’s new grant application system, so deadlines in a range of programs are being pushed back.

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Canadian Art Nominated for Two Digital Publishing Awards

Columns by Richard William Hill about Indigenous art receive one nomination; the other is for general excellence in digital publishing.

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News in Brief: National Gallery Changes Admission Prices, Contemporary Art Gallery and Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Announce Prize Recipients

This week, the National Gallery of Canada announced that rates of admission for adults and seniors will be raised in July to offset growing operating costs.

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Canadian Art Nominated for 2017 National Magazine Award

An article on Kathy Acker’s time in Toronto has been nominated in the Feature Writing category of this year’s National Magazine Awards.

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