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Monday, April 29, 2013

NSCAD grads show off. UPDATE: Congrats Torrance Beamish!

Plenty of chances to take a peek at what the art institution hath wrought

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Starfish Student Art Award nominee DM Nowlan's Mourning Menagerie: Fox 1 - NSCAD.CA
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  • Starfish Student Art Award nominee DM Nowlan's Mourning Menagerie: Fox 1

It's that time of year again: piles of free stuff on the sidewalks; premature flip flops; throngs and throngs of newly graduated students flooding stoops and patios everywhere. Among them are this year's NSCAD graduates, who also invite you to take in their year of work at the NSCAD Graduation Exhibition 2013.

Curated by Natalie McDonald, Anna Leonowens Galleries 1, 2 & 3 (1891 Granville Street), Port Loggia Gallery (1107 Marginal Road) and Seeds Gallery (1099 Marginal Road) will be filled with over 100 works from NSCAD grads. The opening reception is Monday, May 6 at 5:30pm with the show running until May 19.

Before that though, the Starfish Student Art Awards Exhibition Gala (Thursday, May 2, 7-9pm, NSCAD Port Campus, 1107 Marginal Road) is a perfect chance to see talented young artists celebrated.

Property developer and art collector Louis Reznick in partnership with NSCAD University established the award, now in its fourth year, to recognize and promote exceptional students spanning ten visual arts disciplines at the university. This years shortlist, as selected by jurors Peter Dykhuis (director/curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery), Jamie MacLellan (Cultural Affairs HRM) and Eleanor King (director, Anna Leonowens Gallery) are as follows:

Torrance Beamish (ceramics) UPDATE: Torrance Beamish won the $5000 grand prize
Teto Elsiddique (painting)
Duncan Ferguson (sculpture)
Dylan Fish (intermedia)
Tori Fleming (film)
Carrie Allison-Goodfellow (drawing)
Merle Harley (printmaking)
DM Nowlan (jewellery and metalsmithing)
Mary Ellen Oxby (photography)
Stacy teBogt (textiles)

The winning artist receives a $5000 purchase prize, with the piece added to a special section of the permanent President’s Collection at NSCAD University known as “The Reznick Family Art Bank.” Nine finalists receive $1000 each.

Tickets are $75, click for more info.

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