The winners of the 2017 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts were announced Feb. 15. The list comprises eight artists who represent a range of disciplines including filmmaking, animation, visuals arts, writing, curation and jewellery. Their work will be on exhibit in the Winnipeg Art Gallery until April 8.
The winners are:
- filmmaker and animator Michèle Cournoyer;
- filmmaker Mike Hoolboom;
- visual artist Shelagh Keeley;
- Vancouver-based visual artist Glenn Lewis;
- Vancouver-based visual artist Landon Mackenzie;
- curator and writer Philip Monk;
- visual artist Shelley Niro; and
- jewellery artist Pamela Ritchie, who was awarded the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Fine Crafts.