Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, October 22, 2019

Vancouver Home and Away. Much of life is a series of journeys away and return trips home. But for many Indigenous people, home is a particularly fraught thing.   Diaspora, dispersion, exodus, exile – call it what you will. Being forced to leave one’s homeland is an experience that emerges in different ways throughout Transits and Returns, an expansive exhibition … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, October 17, 2019

Canada The Hnatyshyn Foundation Announces $75,000 in Awards for Canadian Visual Artists and Curators Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President of The Hnatyshyn Foundation, today announced the recipients of the Foundation’s 2019 awards in the visual arts. The $25,000 prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist was awarded to Dana Claxton and the winner of … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, October 3, 2019

Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery show Transits and Returns weaves Indigenous world together.  Ranging from fur cloaks, fish traps, and multichannel videos to bark cloth, beaded moccasins, and a sequin-covered wind turbine, Transits and Returns is an ambitious and engaging exhibition. Based on themes of Indigenous connection to ancestral lands and journeys to and from them, from … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, October 1, 2019

  Vancouver Major international landscape architecture prize named after Vancouver’s Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. Vancouverite Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is being recognized as one of the world’s great landscape architects by having a major international award named after her.  The Cultural Landscape Foundation is naming its new international landscape architecture award the Oberlander Prize.  The award will … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, September 19, 2019

Canada Remembering Bruce Ferguson On September 14, Canadian curator, writer and educator Bruce Ferguson passed away in Los Angeles. Ferguson’s influence was deep and wide-ranging, leaving an indelible mark not only on the practices of the artists he championed but also on the legacy of exhibition-making nationally and internationally. Here, some personal reflections on the … Continue reading