TOPIC: SOBEY ART AWARD

Azza El Siddique's art installations enthrall the senses to capture feelings language can't represent

The Sobey Award-nominated artist explores power and politics in multisensory environments that draw on her Sudanese heritage.
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His ancestors were forbidden from bringing their instruments to Canada; that's why he makes them today

The Sobey Award-nominated artist makes work referencing the historic ties binding Jamaica and Halifax and his own Maroon culture.

Here's the 2022 Sobey Art Award shortlist

Considered one of the biggest honours in Canadian art, five finalists will compete for the $100,000 grand prize.

These are the 2022 Sobey Art Award nominees

In its 20th anniversary year, the award aims to be “catalyst for the careers and work of Canadian visual artists of all ages.” The grand prize winner will receive $100,000.

Inuk multidisciplinary artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory wins Sobey Art Award

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, an Iqaluit-based Inuk multidisciplinary artist known for performing uaajeerneq, a Greenlandic mask dance, has won this year's Sobey Art Award for emerging artists.

Sobey Art Award reveals 2021 short list and National Gallery exhibition dates

Spurred by the pandemic, organizers have upped the prize amount: the Top 5 nominees will receive $25,000 each.

Sobey Art Award removes age limit to combat challenges of the pandemic

Nearly 20 years after its inception, Sobey Art Award administrators have removed age limits in an attempt to reflect the art community's desires and help struggling artists get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The New Masters: The 2019 Sobey Art Award, Part 2

Ideas producer Mary Lynk in conversation with the 2019 Sobey Art Award finalists Anne Low and Kablusiak and winner Stephanie Comilang. *Originally aired on March 6, 2020.

Amid COVID-19, Sobey Art Award to give $25K to each longlisted artist

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Sobey Art Award have made the unprecedented decision to award $25,000 to each of the artists on its 2020 long list.

5 finalists from across Canada up for $100K Sobey Art Award

Five artists from different regions of Canada are vying for the $100,000 Sobey Art Award, which is presented annually to a Canadian visual artist aged 40 and under.
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Meet the Ottawa artist whose neon Cree signs are getting glowing reviews

Joi T. Arcand's installations have literally been lighting up the art world. Now she's one of five Canadian artists nominated for the prestigious Sobey Art Award.

5 interdisciplinary artists shortlisted for $100K Sobey Art Award

Five young, interdisciplinary artists tackling themes such as Indigenous history and culture, the impact of technology and the notions of memory and storytelling have been shortlisted for Canada's prestigious Sobey Art Award.

Nova Scotia artist Ursula Johnson wins $50K Sobey Art Award

Nova Scotia artist Ursula Johnson has captured the $50,000 Sobey Art Award, Canada's largest prize for contemporary art.
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Sobey Art Award reveals female-dominated short list for $50K prize

Women dominate the field of this year's Sobey Art Award short list, announced Tuesday, holding four of the five spots.

Sobey Art Award won by Toronto artist Abbas Akhavan

Iranian-born Toronto artist Abbas Akhavan has won the 2015 Sobey Art Award for an installation called Study for a Hanging Garden.

West Coast & The Yukon: Evan Lee

Evan Lee received his MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2000. He is known for his experimental photo-based work but also works across the range of media and subjects. In 2009, Lee was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award.

Prairies & The North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber handle paint with a studied crudeness, bringing to mind outsider art's earnest, underdog aesthetic and turning the act of painting - traditionally a serious, solitary affair - into something casual and collaborative.

Ontario: Chris Curreri

Chris Curreri obtained his MFA in photography at Bard College after completing a BFA in photography at Ryerson University.

Atlantic: Graeme Patterson

Graeme Patterson, of Saskatoon, now lives in Sackville, NB. His intention as an artist is to bring the viewer in to the world of play he exists in while creating miniature worlds based on personal memories and experiences.

Graeme Patterson, Royal Art Lodge founders up for Sobey Award

New Brunswick's Graeme Patterson and Royal Art Lodge co-founders Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber are among the young contemporary artists shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award, one of Canada's most prestigious visual arts prizes.

Three aboriginal artists on Sobey Art Award longlist

Aboriginal artists Ursula Johnson, Peter Morin and Nadia Myre were among 25 artists nominated for the 2014 Sobey Art Award. The winner will recieve $50,000 and four runners up will take home $12,000.

Duane Linklater of Ontario wins $50K Sobey Art Award

Multidiscipline artist Duane Linklater, who creates thought-provoking work exploring First Nations identity in the context of contemporary society, is the latest winner of the $50,000 Sobey Art Award, one of Canada's most prestigious visual arts honours.

Organizers reveal Sobey art prize short list

Five young contemporary visual artists hailing from across the country have made the short list for Canada's lucrative Sobey Art Award, organizers announced from Halifax Thursday.

Call for submissions to rich art prize

It's nomination time for artists who want to be considered for one of Canada's most lucrative arts prizes, the Sobey Art Award.

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