The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2022

The Canada Council for the Arts has been celebrating the exceptional careers of Canadian artists with the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (GGArts) since 1999. The awards represent the most prestigious distinctions for the artists that make up Canada’s vibrant visual and media arts community.

Up to eight awards are distributed every year: six awards recognize artistic achievements, one award recognizes artistic merit in the fine crafts (the Saidye Bronfman Award) and one award recognizes an outstanding contribution to contemporary visual arts, media arts or fine crafts.

This year, the National Gallery of Canada has organized an exhibition that creates dialogues between the artists’ practices and works from the Gallery’s contemporary and historical collections. From installations in the Gallery’s public spaces to interventions that disrupt and unsettle narratives within the permanent collection, the eight laureates create meaning in unexpected ways.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts



Thursday, October 13, 2022 Sunday, January 29, 2023


National Gallery of Canada Lower Contemporary, Indigenous and Canadian, Upper Contemporary, European and American
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
GGArts 2022

Winners installed in the Permanent Collection Galleries


Scotiabank Great Hall

1 Gerald McMaster
A101a / A108

2Brigitte Clavette

3David Ruben Piqtoukun
Michael and Sonja Koerner Family Atrium

4Pierre Bourgault
Donald R. Sobey Family Gallery

5Jocelyn Robert

6Moyra Davey

7Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge
Fred & Elizabeth Fountain Garden Court

8Monique Régimbald-Zeiber


Winners installed in the Permanent Collection Galleries


Meet the 2022 Winners

Throughout their exceptional careers, these eight remarkable artists have contributed to the vitality of visual and media arts in the country. Discover this year’s winners in the short video portraits below.

Portrait of Brigitte Clavette, 2022 #GGARTS winner

Brigitte Clavette
Jeweller and Metalsmith

Portrait of Gerald McMaster, 2022 #GGARTS winner

Gerald McMaster
Curator, Artist, Writer

Portrait of Moyra Davey, 2022 #GGARTS winner

Moyra Frances Davey
Visual Artist

Portrait of Jocelyn Robert, 2022 #GGARTS winner

Jocelyn Robert

Portrait of Carol Condé + Karl Beveridge, 2022 #GGARTS winners

Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge
Visual Artists

Portrait of David Ruben Piqtoukun, 2022 #GGARTS winner

David Ruben Piqtoukun

Portrait of Monique Régimbald‐Zeiber, 2022 #GGARTS winner

Monique Régimbald-Zeiber
Visual Artist

Portrait of Pierre Bourgault, 2022 #GGARTS winner

Pierre Bourgault
Visual Artist



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