Sobey Art Award

Shortlisted artists revealed for Canada’s 2022 Sobey Art Award

Works by the finalists vying for the country’s top contemporary art prize will go on view at the National Gallery in Ottawa in October

Inuit artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory wins Canada’s Sobey Art Award

The prize, Canada’s largest for contemporary art, represents a C$100,000 windfall for the winner

Polar bear killed and skinned by Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is honoured in her work for Sobey Art Award

The animal skin is a screen for a video installation that “celebrates the bear’s spirit”, and touches on climate change, Indigenous rights and decolonisation

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Shortlist announced for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s largest art prize

Although nominations were open to artists of all ages for the first time, the finalists are all around the same generation