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 general public are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
Five Canadian artists formed a multidisciplinary jury working at arms-length from the Foundation to select this year’s finalists. Jurors represented a broad spectrum of artistic disciplines, all highly experienced in their respective fields. Names of the jurors will be made public once the winner is announced at the Creative Nova Scotia Gala on Oct. 25. Finalists each receive $3000 while the winning work is awarded $25,000.
The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Masterwork Award has honoured twelve works or performances of contemporary art since its inception in 2006. Previous winners and background information can be found on the website www.nsmasterworks.ca. Images of this year’s short listed works will be posted after Sept. 20. The Award is sponsored by the Province of Nova Scotia, The Craig Foundation, Scotiabank, the Centre for Art Tapes, and Stewart McKelvey.
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Hannah Beck, Strategic Arts Management