For the second time in two years, a Canadian-born artist has been shortlisted for one of the world’s most prestigious and talked-about art awards: the Turner Prize. Born in Toronto and based in London, Janice Kerbel has been singled out for her operatic work, DOUG (2014). Kerbel’s nomination follows last year’s shortlisting of the Ottawa-born, Glasgow-based artist Ciara Phillips.
Sarah Anne Johnson lives and works in Winnipeg, and was recently shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Sobey Art Award. She spoke with NGC Magazine about the evolution of her work, new directions and how — sometimes — being forced to slow down can be a good thing.
Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic features 118 works by artists from 14 countries. Spanning more than 100 years, the paintings depict everything from the Canadian North to peaks of Patagonia.
Emily Carr’s diary — published in 2014 as Sister and I in Alaska — is a charming book that offers readers a glimpse into the humour and talent of a 36-year-old Carr. Believed to have been lost for more than 60 years, the diary was discovered by Canadian author David P. Silcox in 2011.
What does it take to get ready for one of the world’s most prestigious art events, the Venice Biennale? In these two videos, NGC Magazine takes you behind the scenes with the Quebec City artist collective BGL.
Ann Thomas, the NGC's Curator of Photographs, discusses the passions and processes of photographer Frederick H. Evans. Luminous and True: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans is on view at the Gallery until September 13, 2015.
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