HALIFAX, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Curatorial Panel for the 2013 Sobey
Art Award announced today that Duane Linklater of Ontario is the
recipient of the $50,000 award.
The announcement was made this evening during a gala event held at the
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosted by Marc Mayer, Director of
the National Gallery of Canada.
The Award was presented to the winning artist by the 2012 Sobey winner,
Raphaëlle de Groot.
Duane Linklater was chosen from a shortlist that included:
Each of these outstanding artists receives $5,000 in prize money from
the Sobey Art Foundation.
In commenting on Linklater's achievement, the Curatorial Panel said:
"We are delighted to announce Duane Linklater as the winner of the 2013
Sobey Art Award. Linklater has the distinct ability to articulate new
measurements for authorship and histories. His positive and generous
approach to art-making creates space for collaboration and audience
engagement. Linklater actively investigates the authority of language
and pushes its boundaries. His practice simultaneously engages with
wild, rural, urban, and digital realms, offering refreshing positions
on contemporary life. This allows for new perspectives within
Indigenous cultural production, yet it is Linklater's broad relevance
to contemporary national and international art that is of great value
The 2013 Sobey Art Award Curatorial Panel consists of:
Mireille Eagan, Curator of Canadian Art, The Rooms Provincial Art
Marie-Claude Landry, Curator of Contemporary Art, Musée d'art de
Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton;
Jesse McKee, Curator, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre;
Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery.
Since the inception of the Sobey Art Award in 2002, the Art Gallery of
Nova Scotia has organized and administered both the Award and its
accompanying exhibition. Every other year, the Award travels to a
gallery or museum outside of Halifax.
The 2013 Sobey Art Award shortlist exhibition is on view at the Art
Gallery of Nova Scotia until January 5, 2014.
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SOURCE: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
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Leslie Tinkham, MPA, Director of Development, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
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