Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Governor General's Awards and Saidye Bronfman Awards – winners

The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the winners of the 2014 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The winners are:

About the winners and partnerships

  • Visit our website to access photos, biographies and short videos of each winner, which were made by award-winning filmmakers from across Canada, produced in partnership with the Independent Media Arts Alliance.
  • Visit the National Gallery of Canada from March 28 to July 6 to view a special exhibition featuring selected works by this year's winners, organized by the National Gallery and curated by Rhiannon Vogl. The public is invited to meet the winners at the exhibition opening onThursday, March 27.
  • His Excellency David Johnston will present the Awards at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on March 26. The award medallions are produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Quick facts about the Awards

Funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts (including the Saidye Bronfman Award) recognize distinguished career achievements in the visual and media arts by Canadian artists, as well as outstanding contributions through voluntarism, philanthropy, board governance, community outreach or professional activities.

Learn more about the Awards here.


"So much of the way we think about ourselves as Canadians is shaped by our artists," said Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. "The 2014 recipients of the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts represent Canada at its best, and give us reason to celebrate."

"Each year, we honour some of Canada's finest contemporary artists and artistic contributors," said His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. "The work of these artists in the visual and media arts is well known and respected in Canada and abroad. I am pleased to honour each of the laureates for their achievements. On behalf of all Canadians, I thank them for their creativity and hard work."

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada's national arts funder. Its grants and payments to artists and arts organizations benefit Canadians by ensuring a vibrant arts sector in Canada. Its awards celebrate creativity by recognizing exceptional Canadians in the arts, humanities and sciences. The Canada Council Art Bank is a national collection of over 17,000 Canadian contemporary artworks – all accessible to the public through rental, loan and outreach programs.The Canadian Commission for UNESCO operates within the Canada Council.

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