Tour the National Gallery with a JUNO nominee
On now at the National Gallery, visitors can slip on a pair of headphones and view art through the eyes of eight JUNO nominees. You can hear Shad offering his take on a regulation-size basketball court with odd shaped holes in the floor - or Lynn Miles comparing Tom Thompson's snapshot-esque 'Sunset' to folk songs.
The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art lends a fresh and outsider perspective to various works in the permanent collection. Manotick's Menno Versteeg, of Hollerado, guides you through a room with several pieces painted directly on the gallery walls by an anonymous artist. Versteeg jokes about the marginal qualities of the paintings, saying "You look at these kids here, and they look more like dwarves". Versteeg ends his audio clip on a positive note, adding "You don't have to be a master to make art...the fact that this is in the National Gallery is a great thing".
The JUNO tour runs until September 4, 2012.