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OAAG celebrates Ontario's art galleries at the
2019 OAAG Awards

For forty-two years, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries. On Monday, November 25, members of the visual arts community across the province came together at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto for the presentation of the 2019 OAAG Awards. 25 awards were presented out of over 250 nominations including the inaugural presentation of the Changemaker BIPOC Award. As the only annual juried awards of its kind, the iconic OAAG Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement, artistic merit, and excellence of arts institutions and professionals in the public art gallery sector of Ontario.

OAAG is proud to share the winners of the 2019 OAAG Awards:

EXHIBITION AWARDS

Exhibition of the Year: Budget over $50,000
The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, Christine Shaw, Blackwood Gallery

Exhibition of the Year: Budget over $20,000—Thematic
Post Script, Lisa Myers, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Exhibition of the Year: Budget over $20,000—Monographic
Never Never Land, Mona Filip, Koffler Gallery

Exhibition of the Year: Budget under $20,000—Thematic
With an instinct for justice, Noa Bronstein, Doris McCarthy Gallery

Exhibition of the Year: Budget under $20,000—Monographic
One of These Things is Not Like the Other, Vicky Moufawad-Paul, A Space Gallery

Exhibition of the Year: Budget under $10,000
Moving through darkness into the clearing, Anik Glaude, Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Innovation in a Collections-Based Exhibition
The hold: movements in the contemporary collection, Sunny Kerr, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

First Exhibition a Public Gallery
Diagrams of Power, Patricio Dávila, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University

Best Exhibition Installation and Design
BGL: Spectacle + Problems, Cassandra Getty, Museum London

 


WRITING AWARDS

Curatorial Writing: Major Text over 5,000 Words
Emelie Chhangur and Philip Monk, Migrating the Margins: Circumlocating the Future of the Toronto ArtArt Gallery of York University

Curatorial Writing: Text between 2,000 - 5,000 Words
Suzanne Morrissette, “On Being Illiberal: Indigenous Artists Challenge Western Perceptions of Indigenous Political Knowledge”, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

Curatorial Writing: Short Text under 2,000 Words
Emelie Chhangur, Communities of Love: Anthony Gebrehiwot (with Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin De Burca), Art Gallery of York University
           
Art Writing
Tanya Lukin Linklater, “The Interlopers, an Exhibition by Mary Anne Barkhouse”, MacLaren Art Centre

 


PUBLIC PROGRAM AWARD

RISE/Truth be Told, Emelie Chhangur and Allyson Adley, Art Gallery of York University

 


EDUCATION AWARD

AGH Artful Moments, Laurie Kilgour-Walsh, Jocelyn McKeown, Sarah Bennett, Tyler VanHolst, and Tara Bursey, Art Gallery of Hamilton

 


ART PUBLICATION AWARD

Migrating the Margins: Circumlocating the Future of the Toronto Art, Art Gallery of York University

 


DESIGN AWARDS

Art Book Design
Katharina Tauer, The Work of Wind: Land, Blackwood Gallery

Exhibition Catalogue Design
Sameer Farooq, Migrating the Margins: Circumlocating the Future of the Toronto Art, Art Gallery of York University

Other Publication Design
Studio Remco van Bladel, The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, Blackwood Gallery

Serial Publication Design
Matthew Hoffman, The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Blackwood Gallery

 


PERSONNEL AWARDS

Key Partnership
R.I.S.E. Edutainment, Art Gallery of York University

Lifetime Achievement
Jan Allen, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Colleague of the Year
Susan Mok, Ottawa Art Gallery/Galerie d’art d’Ottawa

Volunteer of the Year
Douglas Davidson, McMaster Museum of Art, posthumous
           
Changemaker BIPOC Award
Emelie Chhangur, Art Gallery of York University


 

Visit http://oaag.org/awards/ for the complete listing of the 2019 OAAG Awards Winners.


Jurors: Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, Raymond Cheah, Patricia Deadman, Elwood Jimmy, Jessica Leong, Michael Madjus, Gabrielle Moser, Crystal Mowry, Lindsay Nixon, Shani K. Parsons, November Paynter, and Sasha Suda

Awards Production: Hannah Bekkers, Jessica Lukas, Parker O’Connor, Zainub Verjee

Design Credit: Donderdag

Printer: Flash Reproductions

Special performance by artist Lisa Smolkin:

Lisa Smolkin is an artist living and working in Toronto. Her art practice comprises performance, video, and drawing, exploring themes of selfhood and hierarchies by incorporating elements from popular culture and healing traditions within humorous narrative structures. (lisasmolkin.ca)

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is a registered charitable organization that serves as a voice for public art galleries in the province of Ontario through advocacy, professional development, and network building since 1970. 
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Contact Information:
Parker O’Connor, Communications Assistant
E: communications@oaag.org
T: (416) 598-0714

 

 

 




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