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Halifax, N.S. – Nominations are now open for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. Now in its eighth year, at $25,000 it is the largest cultural award offered by the Province of Nova Scotia. In addition, a further $3,000 is presented to each of four finalists, bringing the total to $37,000 awarded annually for contemporary art which has had its first public presentation within the previous five years. Encouraging artists of all disciplines to consider a nomination, Brigadier General the Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia said “Artists celebrate life and challenge us to appreciate...Read More
Halifax, N.S. – Kim Morgan’s life-size model of the range light at Borden-Carleton was named winner of the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Celebration last night (Oct. 26) in Halifax. The winner was selected by an arms-length jury of five artists: Jury Chair Frances Dorsey (visual arts/crafts), Halifax; Alexina Louie (music/composition), Toronto; Ray Mackie (visual arts/crafts), Annapolis Royal; Kent Stetson (theatre arts, writing), Montreal; and Marty Williams (film), Halifax. Molded in liquid latex from an actual navigation beacon, and illuminated from within so that it glows like a giant sea...Read More
To our Friends and Members of the Media and Nova Scotia’s arts communities, We recently announced five finalists for this year’s $25,000. prize. These exceptional artists will be featured in a panel discussion, moderated by last year’s Masterworks winner David Clark. This year’s finalists include works in theatre, craft, visual art and musical performance. You are invited to join us for what promises to be an enlightening debate on the theme of “What does it take to create a masterwork?” Media will have an opportunity to meet personally with the finalists directly after the discussion. This event is presented in partnership by the Nova...Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Susan Letson, Chair of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation today named the five finalists for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Award. She also announced that the finalists will participate in a panel discussion at NSCAD on Friday, September 28 as part of “Culture Days” celebrations. Artists, cultural industry workers and the general public are invited to attend. David Clark, winner of the 2011 award, will moderate. He says: “It would be interesting to see how the work … suggested itself to the artist and the kinds of surprises and changes that took place as the artist worked on the piece. I...Read More
This is the Last Day to submit your nomination for this year’s Masterworks Award! Nominations must be either postmarked with today’s date or dropped off here, at 1657 Barrington st. (The Roy Building), suite 522, before 5:00.Read More
Embargoed to Oct. 29, 2011, 12:01 a.m. Halifax, N.S. – David Clark’s 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the left hand) captured the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Arts Award at a gala dinner in Halifax’s Cunard Centre last night (Oct. 28). The winner was selected by an arms-length jury of five: Lorraine Field (photography/ceramics), Halifax, jury chair, and herself a finalist for the award in 2007. Norman Adams (music/performance), Halifax, Michelle Jacques (visual and media arts), Toronto, Amanda Dawn Christie (interdisciplinary) Moncton, and John Walker (film) Halifax, completed the jury. This is the first time a web-based work has...Read More