Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council are pleased to announce Lindsay Ann Cory and Michael McCormack as the artistic directors form r the 2017 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala. As Artistic Directors Lindsay Ann and Michael are responsible for developing and executing an artistic vision for the gala and assembling a team of artists to achieve that vision.
Lindsay Ann Cory is a community organizer, arts programmer, and cultural worker Based in K’jiputuk (Halifax). Of settler ancestry, Lindsay grew up in traditional Haudenosaunee territory in Southern Ontario. She holds an MA and BFA in Art History from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) with a focus in public art and social agency. Since moving to Nova Scotia, Lindsay has worked at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts as Community and Artist Programs Coordinator, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects as Communications Director, and The Coast Newspaper as Events Manager. Currently, Lindsay is the Executive Director of Nocturne: Art at Night Festival.
Michael McCormack is an intermedia artist, curator, and educator who was born in K’jiputuk (Halifax). He worked extensively within the artist-run centre community as Director of Eyelevel Gallery from 2009-2013 and president and representative of the Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic from 2011-2013. He has worked as an independent curator for exhibitions, festivals and events, most recently as a guest curator for Nocturne: Art at Night(2016), Flotilla Atlantic (2017), and KIAC's Natural & Manufactured exhibition (2018). Michael completed his MFA at NSCAD University in 2015 and has been steadily exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions since 2003.
Further information on Michael's work can be found at www.michaeldmccormack.com