The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the winners of the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The awards carry a $25,000 cash prize each and recognize outstanding career achievement. Funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the categories for the award are artistic achievement in visual and media arts, fine craft, and outstanding contribution. This year also marks the fortieth anniversary of the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Fine Crafts, which goes to jewelry artist Pamela Ritchie.
The awards ceremony and a presentation of the medallions by David Johnston, the governor general of Canada, will take place at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on March 1. The full list of winners this year are as follows.