March 15, 2019
Marlene Creates, environmental artist and poet, has won a prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Creates is one of eight winners of the national award this year, and will receive a $25,000 cash prize and will be awarded with a Bronze Medallion by the Governor General at the Rideau Hall on March 28th in Ottawa. She is the only Atlantic Canadian to receive a 2019 award, and is the first Newfoundland recipient since its inception.
Creates works with photography, video, scientific and vernacular knowledge, walking and collaborative site-specific performance in the six-acre patch of boreal forest in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where she lives. Video shorts of each of the winners will be shown on various Air Canada flights and Via Rail coaches throughout the year. Additionally, Creates work will be on display until August 5th, at the National Gallery of Canada.
We congratulate Marlene on this great recognition.
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