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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Nancy Noble as the new Director & CEO for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, effective September 12, 2016. more

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The prestigious 2015 Sobey Art Award has been presented to Abbas Akhavan representing the Ontario region during the annual Award Announcement Gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. more

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Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson and Vancouver-based Raymond Boisjoly, an indigenous artist of Haida and Québécois descent from Chilliwack, B.C., are the two Western Canadian artists on the short list for the Sobey Art Award. more

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After lengthy deliberations at the Sobey Art Foundation’s Crombie House, the 2015 Jury produced a list of five remarkable Canadian artists whose work will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia beginning September 26, 2015. more

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The Curatorial Panel for the 2014 Sobey Art Award announced today in Winnipege that Nadia Myre, of Québec, is the recipient of the $50,000 award. more

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"Untitled – Oxen"

Courtesy Lando Gallery, Edmonton

The house where Canada's best-known folk artist created her iconic works was at the heart of a recent award for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. more

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GALLERIES

In addition to the $50,000 top prize, additional funding is being allocated to increase the award to each of the four short listed artists to $10,000 (previously $5,000) and to introduce a $500 award to each of the remaining 20 long-listed artists. more

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The Curatorial Panel for the 2013 Sobey Art Award announced on October 9, 2013 that Duane Linklater of Ontario is the recipient of the $50,000 award. more

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The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has received a major gift of contemporary art, a set of photographs by the influential photographer Annie Leibovitz. The gift is made in honour of Al and the late Faye Mintz by their children. more

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Daniel Young and Christian Giroux are the recipients of the 2011 Sobey Art Award, winning the $50,000 top prize at a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in October, 2011. more

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