Tag: Governor General’s Award

4/150: Shelley Niro of the Turtle Clan

Shelley Niro (1954) received a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, reflecting her dedication to producing art that contributes to Indigenous identity in Canada. Niro, a painter, photographer, filmmaker and mixed-media artist, is a member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation, from the […]

Jane Kidd: Tapestries

Through the act of weaving tapestries, Jane Kidd engages in a sensual process and uses a physical language to establish links with the viewer.  The renowned textile artist is a recipient of a 2016 Governor General’s Award for the Visual Arts.

Cybèle Young: Bringing alive the mundane

Cybèle Young shows the elegance of the mundane in her miniature sculptural works, created from fine Japanese papers. The Toronto based artist  is critically acclaimed, including as an author and illustrator of children’s books.  She won the Governor General’s Award for illustration in 2011. She is on exhibition […]