2000-2001 Research Fellowships Awarded by the National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada - June 12, 2000
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The Research Fellowships Program of the National Gallery of Canada has selected three recipients for support during the 2000-2001 academic year. Established in 1991, the Program encourages advanced research, with emphasis upon the use and investigation of unique resources at the National Gallery, including those of the Library and Archives.
A Fellowship in Post-1970 Canadian Art was awarded to Dr. Johanne Sloan, Department of Art History, McGill University, Montreal. A graduate of Concordia University, Montreal, the Université de Montréal and the University of Kent, Canterbury, England, Dr. Sloan recently undertook post-doctoral research at Columbia University, New York. Her project at the National Gallery will study the Joyce Wieland exhibition True Patriot Love, organized by the National Gallery in 1971, and the Wieland film The Far Shore, as pivotal events in the development of conceptual landscape aesthetics in Canada.
Sarah Cook, a doctoral candidate in Curatorial Studies of New Media Art at the University of Sunderland, England, is the second recipient of a Fellowship in Post-1970 Canadian Art. Ms. Cook is a graduate of University of King's College, Halifax, and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, with recent curatorial experience at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Walter Phillips Gallery of The Banff Centre for the Arts. Her work at the National Gallery will investigate the degree to which a distinct curatorial practice has emerged over the last 30 years in Canada in order to accommodate the computer and telecommunications-based manifestations of new media art.
Members of the jury for the Fellowships in Canadian art were Charles Hill, Curator of Canadian Art and Diana Nemiroff, Curator of Modern Art, both of the National Gallery, Johanne Lamoureux, Département d'histoire de l'art, Université de Montréal, and Ian Thom, Senior Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery.
The Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography was awarded to Brigitte Desrochers, Montreal, a graduate of the Université de Montréal and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, who has completed recent projects with The British School at Rome, Musée d'archéologie et d'histoire Pointe-à-Callières, Montreal and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. Through study of collections in Ottawa, Montreal, Rome, Naples and Pompeii, Ms. Desrochers will examine the photographs of Pompeii taken by Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914) and their relationship to both the emerging photographic genre of 'scientific' archaeological records and the contemporary demand for tourist views.
The jury for the Fellowship in the History of Photography was composed of Ann Thomas, Curator and Lori Pauli, Assistant Curator, Photographs Collection, National Gallery, and Marta Braun, Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto.
Details and applications guidelines concerning the Research Fellowships Program can be consulted on the National Gallery's website: http://national.gallery.ca/.
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