Professor Landon Mackenzie Receives Governor General's Award

Posted on February 15, 2017 | Emily Carr Stories

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of the 2017 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The awards recognize outstanding career achievement and carry a $25,000 cash prize. Funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, the awards include categories for artistic achievement in visual and media arts, fine craft and exceptional contribution. 

"Our finest artists challenge us to ask questions and to look deeper into our surroundings, to think more critically and to better appreciate beauty. I'm delighted to recognize this outstanding group of Canadian artists in this, Canada's 150th anniversary year."

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

An abstract painter whose monumental canvasses provoke new considerations of time, space and motion, Landon Mackenzie’s work is collected in prestigious museums across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Landon began teaching visual arts at Emily Carr in 1986 and was appointed full Professor in 2008.

We congratulate her on this prestigious and well-deserved award. 

The awards ceremony and presentation of the medallions by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will take place at Rideau Hall on March 1, 2017. For complete details, please visit Canada Council for the Arts.

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