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Sobey Art Award names 25 competing artists

Graeme Patterson, an East Coast filmmaker whose works included an animated table hockey game and Gareth Moore, a West Coast artist whose installations are created out of toys, clothing and everyday objects are both finalists for the Sobey Art Award.
Gareth Moore's installation The Road Through the Forest by Lyman A. William. (Gareth Moore/Sobey Art Award)

Graeme Patterson, an East Coast filmmaker whose works include an animated table hockey game and Gareth Moore, a West Coast artist whose installations are created out of toys, clothing and everyday objects are both finalists for the Sobey Art Award.

The $50,000 award is given annually to a young contemporary artist.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation announced the long list for the 2012 Sobey Art Award on Thursday.

Moore, a Matsqui, B.C. artist who works out of Berlin, has been asked to create an installation for Documenta 13, an  influential German art show, and has exhibited his work in Vancouver, San Francisco, Rotterdam, Ottawa and Toronto.

Patterson, a Sackville, N.B. artist, brings viewers into a miniature world of play with sports like hockey and boxing represented through his YouTube animations. He earned  a 2011 Juno award nomination for album package of Wintersleep’s New Inheritors.

Five artists from each region are nominated: 

  • West Coast and the Yukon: Sonny Assu, Julia Feyrer, Gareth Moore, Kevin Schmidt, Corin Sworn.
  • Prairies and the North: Amalie Atkins, Paul Butler, Jason de Haan, Robyn Moody, Elaine Stocki.
  • Ontario: Broken City Lab, Aleesa Cohene, Annie MacDonell, Nicholas Pye & Sheila Pye, Derek Sullivan.
  • Quebec: Olivia Boudreau, Raphaëlle de Groot, Julie Favreau, Nadia Myre, Ève K. Tremblay.
  • Atlantic: Mark Igloliorte, Stephen Kelly, Eleanor King, Lisa Lipton, Graeme Patterson.

A winner is chosen from each region before a final winner is named in the fall.

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