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Meet the 2013 Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts winners and see their work

The 14th annual prizes were given to seven laureates – four males, three females – working in an array of disciplines from pretty much every part of the country. They each received $25,000 in recognition of a lifetime of artistic excellence.

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2013 Governor Generals Awards in Visual and Media Arts Marcel Barbeau, artist.

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Marcel Barbeau, Rétine ma jolie, New York, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 204 x 204 cm, collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

Brandon Clarida

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Rebecca Belmore, artist.

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Rebecca Belmore, Fringe, 2008, backlit transparency in lightbox, 2/3 (original billboard version, 2007).

Rebecca Belmore

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts William D. MacGillivray, artist.

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts William D. MacGillivray, Hard Drive (post production), feature film, based on the novel Ditch by Hal Niedzviecki, production of Picture Plant with the participation of Telefilm Canada and Film Nova Scotia. In the photo: Laura Slade Wiggins (as Debs) and Douglas Smith (as Ditch).

Dan Callis, courtesy of Picture Plant

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2013 Governor Generals Awards in Visual and Media Arts Gordon Monahan, artist

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Gordon Monahan, Speaker Swinging, 1982, performance.

Dwight Siegner

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2013 Governor Generals Awards in Visual and Media Arts Greg Payce, artist

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Greg Payce, Blur, 2002, earthenware with terra sigillata slips, 45.7 cm high.

M.E. Hutchinson

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2013 Governor Generals Awards in Visual and Media Arts Chantal Pontbriand, artist

Richard-Max Tremblay

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2013 Governor Generals Awards in Visual and Media Arts Chantal Pontbriand, PARACHUTE 100, Fall 2000 (contemporary art magazine), cover: Massimo Guerrera. Chantal Pontbriand: editor and publisher

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2013 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Colette Whiten, artist

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2013 Governor Generals Awards in Visual and Media Arts Colette Whiten and Paul Kipps, Gateway to the Olympic Village, 1987-88, Corten steel and bronze, approximately 7.6 x 7.6 x 4.9 m. Designed by Jack Diamond and Associates, Architects, Toronto. Permanently located on the grounds of the University of Calgary.

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