U of T’s Art Museum at the 2016 OAAG Awards

Art Museum at the University of Toronto at the 2016 OAAG Awards

 

TORONTO – On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at the Gladstone Hotel, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries held their annual awards ceremony recognizing public art galleries in Ontario. Now in its 39th year, the OAAG Awards are province-wide, juried art gallery awards for artistic merit and excellence, and the Art Museum – which includes the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College – was happy to be included in the impressive roster of nominations.

Barbara Fischer, Executive Director and Chief Curator, announced, “We are thrilled that the collective works of the Art Museum over the past year have been honoured by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries at its annual event last night with several major Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) awards, including the 2016 Exhibition Award and Curatorial Writing Award for John G. Hampton’s exhibition “Rocks, Stones and Dust”; a Design Award, to Underline Studio, for our new identity; an Exhibition Award, together with the Doris McCarthy Gallery at UTSC, for the partnered project “The Flesh of the World”; and a design award, which went to the Blackwood Gallery at UTM, for our partnered publication “Volumes”.

Exhibition Awards

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $50,000
Flesh of the World
Amanda Cachia; Curator
Rebecca Gimmi, Erin Peck & Christopher Regimbal Exhibition Coordinators
Dax Morrison; Gallery Installation Team
Artists
Doris McCarthy Gallery in partnership with Justina M. Barnicke Gallery & University of Toronto Art Centre, 2015

Exhibition of the Year Budget over $20,000, Thematic
Rocks, Stones, and Dust
John G. Hampton; Curator
Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Rebecca Gimmi, Maureen Smith, Christopher Régimbal, Marsya Maharani; Exhibition Coordinators
Dax Morrison & John Abrams; Gallery Installation Team
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2015

Curatorial Art Writing Award

Text 2,000-5,000 words
John G. Hampton
“Contemporary Rock Art”
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2015
Design Award: Art Book

Art Book

Matthew Hoffman
Volumes
Blackwood Gallery in partnership with the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2015

Identity Renewal

Underline Studio
New Look, New Name for the Art Museum at the University of Toronto
Claire Dawson, Fidel Peña, Kristin Germain O’Donnell, Mark Neil Balson, Cameron McKague, Yosub Jack Choi, Greg Higgison, Designers
Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2016

About the Art Museum at the University of Toronto

Comprised of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre, which are located just a few steps apart, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto is one of the largest gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and programming in Toronto. Building on the two galleries’ distinguished histories, the Art Museum organizes and presents a year-round program of in-house and off-site exhibitions, as well as intensive curricular engagement and educational events.