2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Art Award

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The five finalists for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award were recently announced.

Now in its 11th 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. 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 five finalists are:

“Canvas 5 x 5” – Creators: Tedd Robinson (Choreographer), Jacinte Armstrong, Rhonda Baker, Susanne Chui, Ruth-Ellen Kroll-Jackson (dancers). Nominator: Don Rieder. Producer: Mocean Dance.

“Concerto for Tabla and Orchestra” or “Tabla Concerto” – Creator: Dinuk Wijeratne (composer). Nominator: Bernhard Gueller.

“Lounge Chair No. 2” – Creator: Jonathan Otter (woodworker). Nominator: Suzanne Allen-Bastow.

“Mi’kwite’tmn” (“Do You Remember”) – Creator: Ursula Johnson (visual artist). Nominator: Jan Peacock.

“What a Young Wife Ought to Know” – Creators: Hannah Moscovitch (Playwright), Christian Barry (Director). Nominator: Roberta Barker.

This year five Nova Scotian artists formed a multidisciplinary jury working at arm’s-length from the Masterworks Foundation to select the short-listed works. Jury members represented a broad spectrum of artistic disciplines, all highly experienced in their respective fields. Each short-listed Creator will receive a $3,000 prize and they are also in the running for the $22,000 grand prize that will be announced at the Creative Nova Scotia Gala in November.

The Award is generously sponsored by Scotiabank, Arts Nova Scotia, The Craig Foundation, McInnesCooper, and by individual donors.