2001-2002 Research Fellowships Awarded by the National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada - September 26, 2001
« Octroi des bourses de recherche 2001-2002 par le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada »
The Research Fellowship Program of the National Gallery of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of awards for the 2001-2002 academic year. The Program encourages and supports advanced research, with particular emphasis on investigation of the National Gallery's collections.
Jim Burant, Chief, Art and Photography Archives Section, National Archives of Canada, has been awarded a fellowship in Pre-1970 Canadian Art. Mr. Burant is a senior member of the Canadian archives community, and has curated, published and lectured extensively on the history of the visual arts in Canada. His research will explore the ways in which the visual arts in Canada, in particular narrative history painting, influenced the shaping of a national historical consciousness during the first 60 years of Confederation, from 1867 to 1927.
A second fellowship in Pre-1970 Canadian Art was awarded to Gemey Kelly, Sackville, New Brunswick. Ms. Kelly is currently Director and Curator, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, and Lecturer in Canadian art history at Mount Allison University, Sackville. Her research at the National Gallery will examine the work of New Brunswick artists Jack Humphrey and Miller Brittain in the context of regional, national and international developments in the visual arts and society during the 1930s and early 1940s. The Archives of the National Gallery houses the Jack Humphrey papers.
Jim Drobnick, Montreal, is the recipient of a fellowship in Post-1970 Canadian Art. Mr. Drobnick is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax. He is currently a faculty member and doctoral candidate at Concordia University, Montreal, and an Assistant Editor of Parachute magazine. His project will examine the audio artworks in the National Gallery's Media Arts collection and the Art Metropole Collection, situate these works historically, and analyse them in the context of contemporary audio theories and practices.
The National Gallery is pleased to inaugurate an annual fellowship in European and Modern Art with an award to Dr. Mitchell Frank, Ottawa. Mitchell Frank received his doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1997and is currently Associate Professor in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University, Ottawa. Working with a strong collection of early etchings by the German artist Max Klinger that is held by the Prints and Drawings Collection of the National Gallery, he will study these works within the social and historical context of late nineteenth-century German culture, and examine Klinger's reception by critics and art historians from that period to the present.
David Tomas, Montreal, received a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, a Master of Science from the Université de Montréal and a doctorate in anthropology from McGill University. He is currently Professor of Art Practice, Multimedia and Interactivity, Université du Québec à Montréal. Recipient of the Claudia de Hueck Fellowship in Art and Science for 2001-2002, Dr. Tomas will investigate the relationships between scientific and artistic inquiry by constructing a virtual laboratory in which the sites, ideas and methodologies of scientific and artistic practice can converge.
The Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography has been awarded to Julia Pascual, Freiburg, Germany. A graduate of the University of Cologne and the Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Julia Pascual is currently a doctoral candidate in the history of photography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe. She will study aspects of the evolution of landscape photography through examination of the holdings of the Photographs Collection of the National Gallery.
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