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NSCAD prof Jan Peacock winner of Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Felicitations!

NSCAD prof Jan Peacock winner of Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts
Douglas Curran
Jan Peacock, The Road Rises to Meet You, 1986, installation detail.

Huge congrats are in order for NSCAD Media Arts Division professor, video artist Jan Peacock, a winner of a 2012 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Announced yesterday in Toronto, other winners include Margaret Dragu, performance artist; Geoffrey James, photographer; Charles Lewton-Brain, artist-goldsmith (Saidye Bronfman Award); Ron Martin, visual artist; Diana Nemiroff, art gallery director and curator (Outstanding Contribution); Royden Rabinowitch, sculptor; and Jana Sterbak, visual artist.

In addition to a $25,000 prize from the Canada Council, the winners will each receive a special issue medallion sponsored by the Royal Canadian Mint. In March, the 2012 laureates will be introduced in parliament and an accompanying exhibition will go on display at the National Gallery of Canada.

All in all, a pretty sweet win.

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