CURRENT ISSUE | SUMMER 2016
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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.

Curators Demand Changes to Culturally Diverse Grant

A new petition calls for the Ontario Arts Council to widen the scope of Culturally Diverse Curatorial Projects and Aboriginal Curatorial Projects grants.

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News in Brief: Peter Doig Trial Ends, UBC Acquires Rare Chaucer Book, OCAD Hires New Gallery Director

This week, a Chicago federal court decided that a painting was not by Peter Doig, UBC acquired a rare book and Francisco Alvarez joined OCAD University.

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“Monumental Knitting” Circle Comes to Quebec this Weekend

Knitting circles are nothing new. But knitting a huge circle simultaneously, with some 80 people alongside you, together? That’s a North American premiere.

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News in Brief: Canada Council Launches Refugee Art Program, Wavelength’s Programming Announcement, Strategic Plan for the Toronto Arts Council

This week, Canada Council launched a pilot program to connect Syrian refugees with the art community, TIFF’s Wavelengths programming was announced and more.

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Yayoi Kusama Comes to Canada

The famed immersive installations of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will be travelling to Toronto in 2018.

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News in Brief: Peter Doig Testifies in Court, Douglas Coupland Unveils Golden Tree, Pride Toronto Exec Resigns

In art news this week, Peter Doig testified in a federal court case that he did not paint a work attributed to him, Douglas Coupland unveiled his newest public artwork in Vancouver and more.

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News in Brief: Jeff Wall’s New Dealer, Winnipeg Art Gallery Gets $15 Million Boost, Bob Rennie Controversy

In art news this week, a major funding boost for the Winnipeg Art Gallery, new representation for Jeff Wall and Calgary’s expanded cultural pass.

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Mike Bourscheid: Vancouver’s Other Venice Biennale Artist

Most Canadian art-worlders know that Geoffrey Farmer is showing in Venice. But what about Mike Bourscheid?

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Meet the Brit Picked to Lead Canada’s Most Canadian Art Gallery

Is one show on Emily Carr, and another on the Group of Seven, enough experience to guide Dulwich’s Ian Dejardin as he prepares to lead the McMichael?

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News in Brief: Nadia Myre Awarded Banff Commission, AGO’s New Curatorial Addition, Contemporary Calgary Expands

This week, Nadia Myre won a commission at the Banff Centre, Contemporary Calgary hired a curator and details of a Canadian Craft Biennial were announced.

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Maud Lewis Biopic to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

The Canadian premiere of the biopic featuring Sally Hawkins as the iconic Nova Scotia folk artist will take place September 12 in Toronto.

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Why Ontario’s New Culture Strategy Still Needs Work

Last week, the government of Ontario announced its first-ever culture strategy. It’s a big step forward—but there’s still a ways to go.

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