Artists & Conversation 2018

The Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Awards Foundation warmly welcomes all to attend the seventh annual “Artists & Conversation” panel discussion and reception, taking place September 17th, 2018, at 6:00 PM in the Paul O’Regan Hall of the Halifax Central Library. Masterworks is delighted to have partnered with the Halifax Public Libraries to present this year’s event.

6:00pm Opening Refreshments
6:30pm Discussion Begins

“Artists & Conversation” features Creators of the 2018 Finalists for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. The 2018 Finalists are:
“And I Alone Escaped To Tell You” by author Sylvia D. Hamilton;
“Black Cop” by filmmaker Cory Bowles;
“Crazy Girl Crazy” by conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan;
“In the Wide Awe and Wisdom – Choral Works by Paul Halley” by composer Paul Halley; and
“Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story” by director Christian Barry, composer Ben Caplan, and playwright Hannah Moscovitch.

Hamilton, Bowles, Halley, Barry, and Moscovitch will be attending in-person, and Hannigan will be participating in the discussion from abroad.

The Conversation will be facilitated by Dustin Harvey, theatre maker, and Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation board member.


Established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes excellence in all creative media and highlights works that have a strong connection to Nova Scotia in the context of national and international achievement.

The Masterworks Arts Award is the largest cultural award based in Nova Scotia, with up to $37,000 awarded annually. The Creators of up to five Finalist works receive $3,000, and the Creator(s) of one Winning work receive an additional $22,000, for a total of $25,000.

The Award is managed by the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation.