Sunday, March 11, 2012

2012 Governor General Awards Winners

“Throughout their careers, the 2012 winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts have surprised, touched and inspired us,” stated His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. “Let us celebrate these Canadian artists whose creativity and talent we can all be proud of.”

“Artists are alchemists, and the 2012 Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts laureates are masters at transforming everyday experience into gold,” said Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. “These awards celebrate artists who have played a key role in shaping the Canada of today, and who continue to have a lasting and positive impact on our culture.

Charles Lewton-Brain, artist-goldsmith. (Saidye Bronfman award)
Ron Martin, visual artist
Diana Nemiroff, art gallery director and curator (outstanding contribution)
Jan Peacock, artist - media and installation
Roydan Rapanowitch, sculptor
Jana Sterbak, visual artist
Geoffrey James, photographer
Margaret Dragu, performing artist

Please click here to visit the Canada Council Arts Council website to view the official announcement.

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