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Marlene Creates and Stephen Andrews Win Governor General’s Award

Marlene Creates and Stephen Andrews have won the 2019 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

The awards celebration will take place March 28th at Rideau Hall, where the winners will receive a $25,000 prize and a special-edition bronze medallion representing the Canada Council for the Arts. Following the celebration, there will be an exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada showcasing the work of the award winners.

Marlene Creates is an environmental artist whose retrospective exhibition, Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses, which opened at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in the fall of 2017. It has since been exhibited in Halifax and Charlottetown and will open at the Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa on May 21  and at The Rooms in St. John’s on October 12.  The book which accompanies it, published in English and French editions by Goose Lane Editions with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, offers a broad view of her work in photography and a critical appreciation of her multi-disciplinary approach. Her work has been presented throughout  Canada and abroad in over 350 exhibitions and screenings and in more than 200 guest lectures. She has also held over 40 site-specific multidisciplinary events in The Boreal Poetry Garden. Her work is included in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada.

Check out her website for more information.  


Stephen Andrews is a visual artist originally from Sarnia, Ontario, who works in drawing, animation, and painting, and he has recently added ceramics and choreography to the mix. Stephen Andrews POV, published by Goose Lane Editions with the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2015, features a comprehensive overview of the last 15 years of his work. Over the last thirty years, he has exhibited his work in Canada, the US, Brazil, Scotland, France, and Japan. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Belkin Art Gallery, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and many private collections.  

Check out his website for more information.

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts were created in 1999 by the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognize remarkable careers in the visual and media arts.

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