National Gallery of Canada presents The Governor General’s Awards

National Gallery of Canada presents The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts on 2013 March 22 to June 23, 2013.

Rebecca Belmore
Rebecca Belmore, The Named and the Unnamed 2002. Digital video, projection screen, and light bulbs, 244 x 274 cm (approx.) National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: Howard Ursuliak, courtesy of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia.

Since 2000, the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts have added a prestigious yet very human dimension to the history of visual and media arts in Canada. Six prizes acknowledge artists for their remarkable career achievements in fine or applied arts, film, video, audio, or new media and have included the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts since 2007. A seventh prize honours an outstanding contributor to the visual and media arts through voluntary or professional activities. Created by the Governor General and the Canada Council for the Arts, which funds and administers the prizes, these awards offer all of us an occasion to celebrate artistic excellence in Canada.

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada.

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