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News / June 3, 2015

Know Your Sobey Art Award Finalists

Further reading on the five finalists for the 2015 Sobey Art Award, announced today by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation.

Today, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation announced the five finalists for the 2015 Sobey Art Award.

Lisa Lipton (Atlantic), Jon Rafman (Quebec), Abbas Akhavan (Ontario), Sarah Anne Johnson (Prairies and the North) and Raymond Boisjoly (West Coast and the Yukon) will be considered for the prize, which will be announced on October 28. $50,000 will go to the winner with $10,000 awarded to the other finalists and $500 to the longlisted artists.

An exhibition of works by the finalists will be on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from September 26.

For more on the finalists, check out these stories from the Canadian Art archives:

Lisa Lipton

2009 review by Laura Kennis of the installation “High on a Hill” at the Khyber ICA, Halifax

2008 “Must See” about “High on a Hill” at Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s

Jon Rafman

Saelan Twerdy’s 2012 review of “The Nine Eyes of Google Street View” at MOCCA, Toronto, part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2014 best-of by Twerdy, praising Rafman’s show at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal

Abbas Akhavan

“Home Fronts” by Hadani Ditmars, a feature on Akhavan from the Spring 2012 issue of the magazine

2012 review by Joni Murphy of Akhavan’s show at the Darling Foundry, Montreal

Sarah Anne Johnson

“Northern Splendour” by Nancy Tousley, a feature on Johnson from the Fall 2011 issue of the magazine

A 2013 interview with Johnson by Britt Gallpen

Raymond Boisjoly

Bryne McLaughlin selects Boisjoly’s show at VOX, Montreal, for our 2015 Spring picks

McLaughlin mentions Boisjoly in his report on the 2014 “Convergence” summit in Banff