Sobey Art Award

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Halifax, NS
September 26, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Curated by Sarah Fillmore

The 2015 Sobey Art award will be announced on October 28, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax. As one of the five short-listed finalists for this award, Sarah Anne Johnson will be exhibiting a large scale installation piece as part of the group show.

The Sobey Art award is presented annually to a Canadian artist under the age of 40 who has exhibited work in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

Other finalists:

Raymond Boisjoly, West Coast,
Abbas Akhavan, Ontario,
Jon Rafman, Quebec,
Lisa Lipton, Atlantic,

To view the 2015 Sobey Art Award website, click here.

The pen moves across the earth: it no longer knows what will happen, and the hand that holds it has disappeared.

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
September 16, 2015 to November 29, 2015
Curated by Christine Shaw

“This exhibition explores the means by which knowledge of the elemental forces and geopolitical processes impacting upon us in the 21st century can be generated in the presence and absence of evidence. Combining raw minerals and high-tech elements, each work in the exhibition makes visible the forces of composition and decomposition that are rumbling just below or flowing across the surface of the Earth. Whether the circulation of the winds and seawaters, or the cycling of substances through the spheres – oxygen, carbon, water, and nitrogen – or the emergence and decay of life, what is revealed is that matter matters. Matter and matters intertwine.”


To view the website of this exhibition, click here.