The recipient of the 2009 AGNeS Award was Sir Christopher Ondaatje
, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the Gallery including the
remarkable collection of 53 Canadian masterpieces he has given to
the people of Nova Scotia and his founding gifts to the Christopher
Ondaatje Gallery and Ondaatje Courtyard.
As part of the 2009 award, Canadian sculptor John Greer created a special cast of Ondaatje's work, Origins
, to honour Sir Christopher. Origins
has become an iconic symbol of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and has stood in the centre of the Ondaatje Court since 1995.
2009 AGNeS Award image gallery