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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.

Valérie Blass Wins $50,000 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The jury noted that Blass’s work addresses perennial challenges in sculpture while at the same time bringing new perspectives.

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News in Brief: Kingston Prize Wins and More

It’s the first time a woman of colour has won the $20K Kingston Portrait Prize. Plus: a wheelchair-optimized art show, an Ottawa public-art spat and more.

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White Supremacists Target Anti-Monument Performance

White supremacists recently made an appearance at Life of a Craphead’s Toronto performance.

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Major Canadian Collector Accused of Sexual Harassment

French-language newspaper La Presse publishes major exposé with multiple allegations against François Odermatt

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Canadian Art Wins COPA Gold

Thursday dispatch Canadian Art Weekly wins Best E-Newsletter for second year in a row.

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News in Brief: A Record-Breaking Sale, and More

That rare quantity—a Canadiens painting signed by Ken Dryden—gets bids flowing in Montreal. Plus: Zacharias Kunuk is nominated for international prize.

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Takashi Murakami is Coming to Canada

The influential and visionary works of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will have their first-ever Canadian retrospective in Vancouver next year.

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News in Brief: Fear of a Closure at ACAD, and More

A key Canadian art school might be “an institution on the verge of unsustainability.” Plus: Award wins for Jana Sterbak and Kent Monkman. 

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An Art Toronto Sales Report

That there were more dealers at this year’s fair was a positive sign. But how were the sales?

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News in Brief: A New Art Fair for Montreal, and More

An American art-fair company makes this Quebec foray. Plus: one of the biggest donations in Canada’s arts history and some key award wins.

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Mi’kmaq Artist Ursula Johnson Wins Sobey Art Award

Nova Scotia–based artist takes home $50,000 art prize with a remarkable moose-fence installation that portends bigger works and new materials.

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Artists Alarmed by Changes at Newfoundland’s Rooms Art Gallery

“We consider these changes to be part of a larger agenda to strip the gallery of structure, autonomy and its vital role,” says one artist.

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