Jun 11, 2024

By Jeremy Logan

Share on

Anishinaabe bead artist Nico Williams and Cree ceramicist Judy Chartrand are among the six finalists for the Sobey Art Award.

On Tuesday, the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada announced the six artists in contention for the $100,000 prize for contemporary visual art.

Vancouver-based Chartrand is known for ceramics and installations that utilize repurposed materials to poke fun at privilege and skewer ignorance.

Williams, who is a member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation living and working in Montreal, is being recognized for a body of work that is focused on sculptural beadwork.

Other finalists include multidisciplinary artist and curator Taqralik Partridge, who is originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik but now lives in Ottawa, and multimedia artist Rhayne Vermette, who is from Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Manitoba.

Also on the short list are New Brunswick-based multimedia artist Mathieu Leger, and Toronto’s June Clark, who works with photography, sculpture and collage.

Advertise With Us

To learn about advertising opportunities with Zoomer Radio use the link below:

Join Our Fan Club
Coverage Area
Downtown Toronto
Toronto HD
96.3 HD-2
Kingston to Windsor, Parry Sound to Pittsburgh
ZoomerRadio Logo

Recently Played: