2008 Sobey Art award, presented by Scotiabank OPENS AUGUST 27 AT ROM




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SAVE THE DATE - 2008 Sobey Art Award Exhibition set to open on August 27, 2008

TORONTO, July 28, 2008 – The exhibition of the 2008 Sobey Art Award presented by Scotiabank, will open to the public on August 27, 2008 and is hosted by the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The Sobey Art Award, presented by Scotiabank, is presented annually to an artist under forty who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

The 2008 Sobey Art Award exhibition features works from the five shortlisted artists. They are as follows:

West Coast/Yukon: Tim Lee
Prairies/North: Daniel
Ontario: Terence Koh
Québec: Raphaëlle de Groot
Atlantic: Mario Doucette

The winner of the 2008 Sobey Art Award presented by Scotiabank will be announced at a gala reception at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. The artists and curators will be in attendance.

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For more information please contact:
Svava Juliusson, Coordinator, Sobey Art Award
416-434-6883
juliusst@gov.ns.ca
www.sobeyartaward.ca

Sobey Art Award
C/O Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis St., Box 2262
Halifax NS B3J 3C8
902 424 7359 fax
www.agns.gov.ns.ca


Information, resources, and registration details:

902-424-5280
gov.ns.ca




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