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2019 Sobey Art Award and Exhibition


Widely recognized as the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under, the Sobey Art Award continues to attract national and international attention. Presented annually, the prize celebrates some of this country’s most exciting young artists — most of whom go on to artistic careers of considerable renown — while also providing significant financial recognition. 

On view for the first time at the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Sobey Art Award Exhibition will feature works by this year’s five shortlisted artists: Stephanie Comilang, Nicolas Grenier, Kablusiak, Anne Low and D’Arcy Wilson. Certain to fascinate, challenge and inspire, this group exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to experience the best and brightest in Canadian contemporary art.

The winner of the 2019 Sobey Art Award will be announced at the Art Gallery of Alberta on November 15 in a private event.

Join us for the Sobey Art Award: Artist Roundtable and the Opening Party on October 4, plus view the full list of activities and events related to the Sobey Art Award here.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Sobey Art Foundation in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Lindsey Sharman.

Organisée par le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada et la Fondation Sobey pour les arts en collaboration avec le Musée des beaux-arts de l’Alberta.


Lindsey V. Sharman is Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. She has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland and Austria, earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich. From 2012-2018 she was the first curator of the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary, an academic appointment through the University of Calgary. Her primary area of research is politically and socially engaged art practice. Curatorial projects of note include TRENCH, a durational performance by Adrian Stimson; Felled Trees, an exhibition deconstructing national identity at Canada House, London; Gassed Redux by Adad Hannah; and the nationally touring retrospective The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert


Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm


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