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EXHIBITION INSTALLATION AND DESIGN/PRIX DU DESIGN ET DE L’INSTALLATION DE L'EXPOSITION

 

Xiaojing Yan: Out from among the tranquil woods
Anik Glaude, Curator
Anik Glaude and Xiaojing Yan, Exhibition Designers
Anik Glaude and Jeff Nye, Exhibition Coordinators
Phil Scott, Dax Morrison, Jeff Nye, Rob Bassie, Installation Team
Xiaojing Yan, Artist
Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 2017

Jury Comments:

“This economy of means approach allows each work to maintain its own power and autonomy. Additionally, the didactic panels were written in English and Chinese; this made the exhibition by a first-generation Chinese-Canadian accessible to its intended audience.”

 

EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $50,000

 

Take Care
Letters & Handshakes (Greig de Peuter and Christine Shaw) with Helena Reckitt, Amber Berson & Juliana Driever, Lauren Fournier, Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield, Tania Willard, Curators and Exhibition Designers
Petrina Ng, Exhibition Coordinator
Phu Bui, Marco Cheuk, Brandon Dalmar, Nicolas Fleming, Uros Jelic, Carmen Schroeder, Matthew Tegel, John Verhaeven, Installation Team
Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga, and various locations across the GTHA, 2018

Jury Comments:

“Bringing together an impressive array of practitioners and artists, each circuit delves deeply in to underrepresented areas of art to meaningfully showcase the undervalued brilliance of activists, care workers, and communities.”

MONOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION MONOGRAPHIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $20,000

Deanna Bowen: On Trial The Long Doorway
Georgina Jackson, Curator
Deanna Bowen, Danielle Greer, Georgina Jackson, Exhibition Designer
Cameron Lee, Danielle Greer, Exhibition Coordinator
Danielle Greer (Lead), Meagan Castle, Installation Team
Deanna Bowen. [cast and crew] Kato Alexander, Tarick Glancy, Ahlam Hassan, Mamito Kukwikila, Abigail Whitney, Seika Boye, Shaista Latif, Jared Lorez, Adam Clark, Gayle Ye, Artists
Mercer Union in partnership with Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), 2017

Jury Comments:

“During its exhibition run, visitors encountered live rehearsals featuring local actors interpreting select scenes from the teledrama’s screenplay, or media installation screening previous week’s rushes.”

THEMATIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION THÉMATIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $20,000

Migrating The Margins
Emelie Chhangur and Philip Monk, Curator and Exhibition Designers
Suzanne Carte, Exhibition Coordinators
Michael Beynon, Alex Haythorne, Carmen Schroeder, and Grayson Richards, Installation Team
Erika DeFreitas, Anique Jordan, Tau Lewis, Rajni Perera, Nep Sidhu, Farrah-Marie Miranda, Marilyn Fernandes, and Pamila Matharu, Artists
Art Gallery of York University, 2017

Jury Comments:

“The monumental commissioned work and bold exhibition design are balanced with exceptional community partnerships and programs… As the title of the exhibition suggests, Migrating the Margins, reclaims suburban space while also demonstrating the strength of curating exhibitions for suburban audiences.”

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MONOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION MONOGRAPHIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget under $20,000

Annie Thibault: La chambre des cultures, foraging in time and space
Heather Anderson, Curator and Exhibition Coordinator
Heather Anderson and Annie Thibault, Exhibition Designers
Patrick Lacasse, Peter Shmelzer, Annie Thibault, Installation Team
Annie Thibault, Artist
Carleton University Art Gallery, 2017

Jury Comments:

“Imagined as a laboratory, an artist’s studio, a curiosity cabinet and an exhibition, the . . . project was highly interactive, mimicking in many ways the experimental nature of artistic and scientific inquiry.”

THEMATIC EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION THÉMATIQUE DE L’ANNÉE: Budget under $20,000

Far and Near: The Distance(s) between Us
Henry Heng Lu, Curator and Exhibition Designer
Marsya Maharani, Exhibition Coordinator
Dax Morrison, Aamna Muzaffar, Installation Team
Alvis Choi aka Alvis Parsley, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Gu Xiong, Will Kwan, Ho Tam, Ken Lum, Morris Lum, Karen Tam, Chih-Chien Wang, Paul Wong, Winnie Wu, Artists
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2017

Jury Comments:

“In the context of Canada’s celebratory 150th anniversary, [it] gave us pause, allowing viewers to come to terms with often suppressed and violent histories that are rarely redressed by mainstream Canadian culture.”

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EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE: Budget under $10,000



Maggie Groat: Suns also Seasons
Crystal Mowry, Curator
Maggie Groat and Crystal Mowry, Exhibition Designers
Jennifer Bullock, and Linda Perez, Exhibition Coordinators
Shannon Muegge, Barbara Hobot and Robert Achtemichuk, Installation Team
Maggie Groat, Artist
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 2017

Jury Comments:

“This use of materials found on-site and incorporation of residues left behind from past exhibitions give new meaning and form to what can often be recycled or thrown away.”

 

INNOVATION IN COLLECTIONS-BASED EXHIBITON/INNOVATION DANS UNE EXPOSITION D’UNE COLLECTION

 

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection
Ryan Rice, Curator
Lisa Deanne Smith and Linda Columbus, Exhibition Coordinator
Onsite Gallery Staff with Jaclyn Bruneau, Installation Team
Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila, Tania Willard, Artists
Onsite Gallery, 2017

Jury Comments:

“The fluidity of the exhibition design and hanging impressed the jury, which noted the breathtaking scope of works presented and subjects tackled in a single show.”

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FIRST EXHIBITION IN A PUBLIC ART GALLERY

 

Free Black North
Julie Crooks, Curator
Flavio Trevisan, Exhibition Designer
Valentine Moreno and Laura Comerford, Project Managers
Nadia Abraham, Evelina Petrauskas, and Jessie Snow, Content Team
Art Gallery of Ontario, 2017

Jury Comments:

“The exhibition design magnified the dignity and character of these still relatively unknown characters: tintypes were shown individually in custom wall-mounted glass cases, exploring how Black Canadian communities used photography to visualize and own their complex histories.”

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CURATORIAL ART WRITING/DU TEXTE SUR L'ART DE CONSERVATION: Major Text over 5,000 words

 

Sandra Dyck
“Standard Deviations”
From the publication Dorset Seen, 2017
Carleton University Art Gallery

Jury Comments:

“The essay was provocative, took risk, well-argued, and sharp with a compelling and original thesis. Created a comprehensive portrait of the complexities of Cape Dorset.”

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CURATORIAL ART WRITING/DU TEXTE SUR L'ART DE CONSERVATION: Text 2,000 - 5,000 words

 

Sunny Kerr
“The Museum of Mott Art Catalogue”
From the publication Les Levine: Transmedia 1964-1974, 2017
Oakville Galleries

Jury Comments:

“A well-written exploration of an under-written artist that makes surprising connections between the themes of the exhibition. The format avoids didacticism and offers an intuitive read and fresh perspective.”

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CURATORIAL ART WRITING/DU TEXTE SUR L'ART DE CONSERVATION: Short Text under 2,000 words

 

Kirsty Robertson, PhD
“Great Cities / Downtowns”
From the Publication Downtown/s - Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Windsor Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art, 2018
Art Gallery of Windsor

Jury Comments:

“Begins with approachable pop-culture references as a way to delve into relevant theory and then smoothly skates across a variety of references. Presents a nuanced perspective on a subject often presented as banal. The reader can feel the author’s enthusiasm for the subject."

ART WRITING AWARD/PRIX DU TEXTE SUR L'ART

 

Adriana Disman
“Site Persists: Self-Wounding in Performance Art Film Work”
From the publication Beyond Her Usual Limits: The Film and Video Works of Deirdre Logue, 1997-2017, 2017
Oakville Galleries

Jury Comments:

“The text performs a rhythm that creates a unique relationship between Logue’s video work and Disman’s performance practice. The work demonstrates a delicate dynamic between research lyricism.” 

PUBLIC PROGRAM AWARD/PRIX DU PROGRAMME PUBLIC

 

YAS! Youth Art Symposium / SYMPO! Sympo art jeunesse
Stephanie Nadeau and Alexis Boyle, Public Programmers
Ottawa Art Gallery / Galerie d’art d’Ottawa, 2017

Jury Comments:

“In leveraging key institutional partnerships within the region, a network of other museum youth councils were invited to showcase their works, as well as engage in peer-to-peer skills sharing through break-out discussions.” 

EDUCATION AWARD/PRIX DE L'ÉDUCATION

 

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015) Education Guide
Ryan Rice and Farah Yusuf, Educators
Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Jordan Bennett, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila, Tania Willard, Artists
Onsite Gallery, 2017

Jury Comments:

“The layout, organization, suggested activities, and discussion points work together seamlessly to deepen audiences’ knowledges of Indigenous art forms regardless of their prior knowledge. Educators, students, and the general public will benefit from the guide’s assistance in contextualizing and enriching understandings of Indigenous vocabularies and knowledges.”

ART PUBLICATION AWARD/PRIX DE LA PUBLICATION D'ART

 

Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum
Jim Shedden, Manager
Kitty Scott, Curator
Josh T. Franco, Greg Tate, Mabel O. Wilson, Writers
Kitty Scott, Gina Badger, Amy Lam, Editors
Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, Related Exhibition
Art Book
Art Gallery of Ontario, 2018

Jury Comments:

“A beautiful publication that feels like an art piece in itself that thoroughly surveys the exhibition while activating the work outside of the context of the gallery. The editorial vision makes for a coherent reading experience that is inspired and inspiring.”

 

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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Art Book/Livre d’art

 

Underline Studio, Graphic Designer
Les Levine: Transmedia, 1964 to 1974
Oakville Galleries

Jury Comments:

“Overall combinations of text and imagery have been handled beautifully and are complimented by a readable and understated system for captions and credits. The cover is subtle in its use of imagery and typography while also being bold with the use of black and silver and the matte red wrap positioned on the lower half.”

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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Exhibition Catalogue

 

Lauren Wickware, Graphic Designer
Sarindar Dhaliwal: The Radcliffe Line and Other Geographies
Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Jury Comments:

“An engaging piece that blurs the line between catalogue and art book. Great use of colour for chapter transitions and enhancing the subject matter. As you turn the pages, there are many surprises and delights. A real gem.”

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DESIGN AWARDS/PRIX DU DESIGN: Identity Renewal

Underline Studio, Claire Dawson, Fidel Pena, Art Directors, Cameron McKague, Designer
Varley Art Gallery Identity Renewal
Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Jury Comments:

“The thoughtful brand guideline presentation addresses the various design needs of the gallery. This sets up the end users of the systems for success by demonstrating the design intention and applications. The distinctive colour palette really came to life once applied to different publication covers.”

 

PARTNERSHIP AWARD/PRIX DU PARTENAIRE

 

Willow Arts Community
Year-round ongoing partnership
Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University

Jury Comments:

“This use of materials found on-site and incorporation of residues left behind from past exhibitions give new meaning and form to what can often be recycled or thrown away.”


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD/PRIX D’EXCELLENCE POUR L’ENSEMBLE DES RÉALISATIONS

 

Sheila Brown
Gift Shop Planning
Gallery in the Grove

Jury Comments:

“Making a contribution to her local community through championing both art and artists, encouraging the development of the next generation of art makers and appreciators, spearheading a partnership between educational and cultural institutions, in short: making art matter in her community, has made Sheila most worthy of an OAAG Lifetime Achievement Award.”

COLLEAGUE AWARD/PRIX DU COLLEGUE

 

Jennifer Gilliland
Collections and Building Project Manager
14 years of service
Ottawa Art Gallery / Galerie d’art d’Ottawa

Jury Comments:

“It is our pleasure to acknowledge hard work and expertise of a colleague who went beyond regular duties to make sure the new building meets all necessary requirements of a modern, state of the art facility that will serve public for many years to come.”

VOLUNTEER AWARD/PRIX DU BÉNÉVOLAT

 

Peter Wasylyk
Board of Trustees (various positions)
13 years of service
Art Gallery of Windsor

Jury Comments:

“In the last ten years he performed as an executive member of the board of Trustees, in various successive roles from Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair to Past Chair. Through his governance, he ensured that the Gallery adhered to best practices, operating professionally and efficiently.”


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