November 25, 2014 - Sobey Art Award - Nadia Myre wins the 2014 Sobey Art Award
November 25, 2014

Nadia Myre wins the 2014 Sobey Art Award

Nadia Myre wins the 2014 Sobey Art Award

The Curatorial Panel for the 2014 Sobey Art Award has announced that Nadia Myre, of Québec, is the recipient of the 50,000 CAD award.

The announcement was made November 19 during a gala event held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosted by Paul Kennedy of CBC Ideas.

The Award was presented to the winning artist by the 2013 Sobey winner, Duane Linklater.

Nadia Myre was chosen from a shortlist that included:
–Evan Lee
–Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier
–Chris Curreri
–Graeme Patterson

Each of these outstanding artists receives 10,000 CAD in prize money from the Sobey Art Foundation.

In commenting on Nadia Myre’s achievement, the Jury issued the following statement:

“We are pleased to announce Nadia Myre as the winner of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. Myre has built a distinctive visual vocabulary by translating her experience and that of others into works that employ traditional crafts within a contemporary, multidisciplinary practice. Her artwork creates a symbolic image of wounding and resilience that conveys something deeply human while addressing urgent social concerns.”

The 2014 Sobey Art Award Curatorial Panel consists of:
Jordan Strom, Curator, Exhibitions and Collections, Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia
Paul Butler, Curator, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Srimoyee Mitra, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario
Marie-Eve Beaupré, Conservatrice de l’art québécois et canadien contemporain, Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, Québec
Pan Wendt, Curator, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Prince Edward Island

“The Sobey Art Foundation is delighted to congratulate Nadia Myre on winning this year’s top prize along with all of the longlisted and shortlisted artists in the 2014 Sobey Art Award. On behalf of all of us, I would like to congratulate and thank all of you for your hard work and commitment to excellence,” said Rob Sobey, Chair Sobey Art Foundation. “It is has been a wonderful experience for us all to be here at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for the Award’s first exhibition in Western Canada, we look forward to many returns,” he added.

Since the inception of the Sobey Art Award in 2002, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has organized and administered both the Award and its accompanying exhibition. Every other year, the Award is exhibited at a Canadian Gallery or Museum outside of Halifax.

The 2014 Sobey Art Award shortlist exhibition is on view at the Winnipeg Art Gallery until January 18, 2015.

Artist bio: available at High-resolution images are available by phoning T +902 424 2903 or +902 424 7754.

About the Sobey Art Award:

About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:

About the Winnipeg Art Gallery:

Media contacts:
Bernard Doucet, Director, Corporate Affairs, Sobeys
115 King Street, Stellarton, Nova Scotia / T +902 752 8371 x 2301 / bernard.doucet [​at​]

Nicole Watkins Campbell, Communications Advisor, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
T +902 424 2903 / M +902 222 1691 / nicole.watkins-campbell [​at​]

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