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Underrated Canadian Artist: Graham Peacock

Painter Graham Peacock has been teaching painting at the University of Alberta since 1969, when he arrived in Canada from England. Graham Peacock, Valor, 2003. Image: grahampeacock.com Perhaps not strictly speaking underrated, Peacock has been exhibiting throughout Canada on a regular basis since 1971. In 2003 he had an exhibition of recent work at the New New Painting Museum in
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News: Sobey Art Prize 2009 Shortlist Announced

Well, it’s down to five. Who will win the $70,000 Sobey Art Prize this year? After last years win by Vancouver superstar Tim Lee (stolen, we think, from Winnipeg’s excellent Daniel Barrow) and won the year before by Montrealer Michel de Broin (who we interviewed HERE and whose pedal powered Buick we covered HERE), this year it’s down to this
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Arts Journalism is Sinking…

…So what are we going to do about it? Image: afonline.artistsspace.org The Art Newspaper has some excellent thoughts on the subject. Check out this highly recommended article, right HERE

The Conservatives Taketh Away, and the Conservatives Giveth

After the Conservative government made $44.8-million cuts to the arts last year, they have slowly been re-injecting money into other cultural programs. We can see their standpoint – that they need to get value from their money, and that they cut programs that weren’t working as well and support those that do – but we’re curious what you think. We
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VoCA Recommends…3 exhibitions: Vancouver, Edmonton, Oakville

1. NEXT: A Series of Artist Projects from the Pacific Rim Reece Terris: Ought Apartment Vancouver Art Gallery May 6 – September 20, 2009 Reece Terris, Concept drawing for Ought Apartment. Image: architecturewanted.blogspot.com Vancouver artist Reece Terris is building a 60-foot architectural installation straight up through the heart of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ought Apartment is an “apartment tower” with
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VoCA Loves…Jonathan Jones on Criticism

Guardian art blogger Jonathan Jones defends criticism, reflecting a stance that VoCA has long championed: “There is an opportunity for critics again – and a need….It really is time to stand up for what is good against what is meretricious. And it really is possible to find examples of excellence as well as stupidity. In other words, this is a
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Food and Art: Vancouver and Montreal

Cafe for Contemporary art: WE LOVE YOU COMRADE NAVIN 140 E Esplanade, Vancouver North Vancouver’s newest contemporary art space is a cafe and art gallery. It’s a clean space punched up with bright colours, great coffee and a ‘children’s corner’, which is presumably where you’ll find the artists. The Navin Party Bollywood poster. Images: artnet.com From March 23 to 24
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Toronto: Films on Art and Artists

We have been busy promoting the Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival, which launches this weekend in Toronto, with fourteen films on art and artists. An installation shot from David Lynch’s art exhibition. Image: re-title.com Below, we recommend our top three festival highlights: The Canadian premiere of Herb and Dorothy, about New York collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who, in
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Underrated Canadian artist: Walter Harris

“Art is my life, and the life of my people. I want my work…to live and carry on the rich tradition of our people. I have always felt the importance of passing on my knowledge and my skills….Our art connects us to our past and intertwines us in the present and makes way for the future.” First Nations artist Walter
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Top Ten Rule Breakers in the Toronto Art World (or, Thank God They Live Here)

These are people who aren’t satisfied with how things are. They want change and they’ll risk criticism for it. Their reward? Injecting Toronto’s art scene with a sense of much needed vitality. We should all thank our lucky stars for these people, without whom Toronto would be a much more boring place. A work by Gilberto Zorio. Image: iiclosangeles.esteri.it 1.
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