Artists & Conversation: Creators of Five Masterworks Talk About Tradition and Innovation in Art

You’re Invited:

The Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation hosts a free, public panel discussion with Creators of the Finalists each year. Representatives from each of the 2016 Masterworks Arts Award Finalists will be coming together to discuss and share their thoughts on tradition and innovation in art at the 2016 edition of Artists & Conversation.

5:30 pm. | September 13th, 2016
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Bedford Row Security Entrance (corner of George St. and Bedford Row)

Reception to follow, with refreshments and cash bar.


The 2016 Finalists are:

What a Young Wife Ought to Know; Hannah Moscovitch (Playwright) and Christian Barry (Director)
Lounge Chair No. 2; Jonathan Otter (Woodworker)
Tabla Concerto; Dinuk Wijeratne (Composer)
Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember); Ursula Johnson (Visual/Installation Artist)
Canvas 5 x 5; Tedd Robinson (Choreographer), Jacinte Armstrong, Rhonda Baker, Susanne Chui, Ruth-Ellen Kroll-Jackson (Dancers), Mocean Dance (Producer)

Facilitator: Anthony Black

Anthony Black is a versatile artist who for 17 years has worked as a writer, director, actor, designer and as artistic co-director of Halifax’s internationally acclaimed 2b theatre company, which creates and tours original productions nationally and internationally.  His plays and productions have toured extensively across Canada and around the world and have received invitations to the Sydney Festival, Perth Festival, Luminato, PuSH, Magnetic North, Cork Midsummer, LitLive (Mumbai), Spoleto, and Under the Radar, among others. Anthony is a mentor to emerging artists, and feels a commitment to contribute to the growth and cultural life of his home city, Halifax.

For more information, see the Facebook Event.


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.