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Halifax, N.S. – The ambitious sculpture, Beyond the Terminating Vista (Rebuild), by artist Steve Higgins, won the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award last night (Oct. 25). The award was presented at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Original Species (Art. Official. Selection.), in Halifax. The winner was chosen by an arms-length jury of five artists: Co-chairs Charlie Rhindress (theatre) Halifax, and Veronique Mackenzie (dance) Halifax, along with Glynis Humphrey (visual arts), Halifax, John Brett (film/media,) Halifax, and Laurie Dalton (visual arts), Wolfville. The Masterwork was produced entirely from building lumber and...Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia – In a departure from previous years, the jury for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award has identified three works as finalists for the 2013 prize. In announcing the finalists, Susan Letson, Chair of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation, said that creators of the three short listed works will receive $3000 at a reception at Government House on Oct. 24. The winner will be announced at the Creative Nova Scotia Gala on Oct. 25 and will receive an additional $22,000. The Foundation and NSCAD University co-presented a panel discussion on “Breaking Ground in the Arts” today at NSCAD University’s Institute of...Read More
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Susan Letson, Chair of the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation, announced today that this year’s finalists for the $25,000 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Masterworks Award will be named at NSCAD University on Sept. 20. The Foundation is hosting a panel discussion on Breaking Ground in the Arts at NSCAD University’s Institute of Applied Creativity, 1061 Marginal Road, Halifax, on Friday, Sept. 20, at noon. The creators of this year’s finalists will make up the panel. Kim Morgan, whose three-dimensional life-size model Range Light Borden-Carleton PEI won the Award for 2102, will moderate the discussion. Artists, cultural workers and the...Read More
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...Read More