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Visual and Media Arts

March 21, 2016

Presentation of the Governor General’s Awards
in Visual and Media Arts at Rideau Hall 

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will present the 2016 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 6 p.m.

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada’s foremost awards for excellence in these artistic disciplines. The prizes are awarded annually to visual and media artists for distinguished career achievement in visual arts, architecture, independent film and video, or audio and new media. The awards also include the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts, as well as a prize for outstanding contributions to the visual and/or media arts in a volunteer or professional capacity. Each laureate receives $25,000 and a bronze medallion.

The following laureates will be honoured this year:

The prizes are funded, administered and promoted by the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information on the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts and on this year’s laureates, please visit .


Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 5:45 p.m.
on the day of the ceremony.

Media information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office

Ashley Tardif-Bennett
Canada Council for the Arts
613-566-4414, ext. 6030

For interviews with the laureates, please contact

Geneviève Blouin
Genesis PR




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