Established Artist Recognition Award Winners 2017

Jérôme Blais

Jérôme Blais has established himself as a major creative voice in Canada, recognized by grants from SOCAN, Arts Nova Scotia, and the Canada Council. His works have been performed and recorded by leading ensembles and musicians, including Symphony Nova Scotia, Toca Loca, Suzie LeBlanc, Janice Jackson and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal. A first prize recipient in the Concours Collégien de musique contemporaine, he has received ECMA nominations for best classical composition for (Un)Forgotten Voices (2016), Rafales (2014), and Mouvance (2013), and is featured on Between the Shore and the Ships, which won Best Classical Recording in 2013. He is currently a professor at Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts.

Kim Morgan

Kim Morgan is a visual artist working in installation and multi-media. Her work explores the impact of technology on people’s perceptions of time, space, and the body, and the shifting boundaries between the private and the public. She has exhibited in galleries such as Mass MoCA, Artpace San Antonio, John Michael Kohler Arts Centre, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC, St. Paul's Gallery, New Zealand, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, and in public spaces - the Regina Transit System, and the Vancouver Olympics 2010. Awards include; the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award 2012, Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grants, and a co-recipient SSHRC (Social Science Humanities and Research Council) Research and Creation Grant. Recent residencies are Artpace San Antonio Texas, The Dalhousie Medical School, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, and The Banff Centre for the Arts. Morgan is an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design University in Halifax, Canada.

William Robinson

Photo: Meghan Tansey Whitton

As a multidisciplinary artist, Robinson creates installations that combine sculpture, sound, video, performance, musical composition and printed matter. The work he creates is situational, frequently responding to specific buildings, sites and objects. Influenced and directed by his interest in sound, performance art, musicology, architecture and metallurgy, Robinson engages collaborative and poetic processes that divulge the unexpected logic, design and history of specific sites and locations. These sites are usually close to home. Robinson is a recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Audio Research Grant (2016) and was short-listed for the 2016 Sobey Art Award. He will be presenting a new body of work in a solo exhibition at TRUCK (Calgary AB) in January 2018.