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News / May 1, 2018

Canadian Art Nominated for Two National Magazine Awards

The Summer 2017 Kinship issue, edited by Lindsay Nixon, is nominated for Best Editorial Package. Geoffrey Farmer’s artist project in our Spring 2017 issue also nominated.
The Spring 2017 (left) and Summer 2017 (right) issues of Canadian Art. The Spring 2017 (left) and Summer 2017 (right) issues of Canadian Art.

Canadian Art has received two 2018 National Magazine Award nominations.

The Summer 2017 Kinship issue of Canadian Art is nominated for Best Editorial Package. Edited by Lindsay Nixon and art-directed by Barbara Solowan, the issue features a cover by Dayna Danger, an artist project by Amy Malbeuf, and articles by Billy-Ray Belcourt, Gwen Benaway, Chelsea Vowel, Ossie Michelin, Erin Sutherland, Emily Riddle, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in conversation with Jarrett Martineau, among others. Other nominees in this category include Report on Business, Inuit Art Quarterly and FASHION Magazine.

Geoffrey Farmer’s multi-part artist project from our Spring 2017 issueA Way Out of the Mirror, is nominated for One of a Kind Storytelling. The specially-commissioned project consists of a custom foldout image and annotated narrative and a subscriber-exclusive flexidisc containing a recording produced by Farmer and Toronto duo Life of a Craphead. The project related to Farmer’s installation at the Canada Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale. Other magazines nominated in this category include Maclean’s, Canadian Geographic and Air Canada enRoute.

This year, 197 Canadian magazines entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards. From that, the judges nominated a total of 208 submissions from 81 Canadian magazines for awards.

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Toronto on June 1. The full list of nominees can be found here.