2017 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF NOVA SCOTIA MASTERWORKS ARTS AWARD
The three finalists for the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award have been announced.
Now in its 12th year and established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005 (Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 2000 to 2006), the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of art or design from any media. The Award is the largest annual award to any work of art in Nova Scotia.
This year, five Nova Scotian artists formed a multidisciplinary jury working at arm’s-length from the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards Foundation to select the short-listed works. Jury members represented a broad spectrum of artistic disciplines, all highly experienced in their respective fields. Descriptions of the Finalists can be found on the Foundation website: www.nsmasterworks.ca
These works have made a significant impact through their public presentation and have contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of the art form.
The three finalists are:
- The Deception of Livvy Higgs, by Donna Morrissey (Author) Nominator: Diane Turbide.
- Polyphonic Lively, by Dinuk Wijeratne (Composer) Nominator: Christos Hatzis.
- Werewolf, by Ashley McKenzie (Director) and Nelson MacDonald (Producer) Nominator: Cory Bowles.
The Award is generously sponsored by Scotiabank, Arts Nova Scotia, The Craig Foundation, McInnes Cooper, and individual donors.icant impact through their public presentation and have contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of the art form.
As well as receiving a $3,000 prize for being short-listed, the Creators are also in the running for the $22,000 grand prize that will be announced at the Creative Nova Scotia Gala in November.