February 28, 2012
Today the winners of the 2012 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts were unveiled, including London's own Ron Martin among the eight recipients.
The award honours those who have "in their own way, made a mark on Canada's dynamic art scene through their groundbreaking work."
Winners will receive a $25,000 prize from the Canada Council as well as a special issue medallion sponsored by the Royal Canadian Mint.
"Artists are alchemists, and the 2012 Governor General's Visual and Media Arts laureates are masters at transforming everyday experience into gold," said Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. "These awards celebrate artists who have played a key role in shaping the Canada of today, and who continue to have a lasting and positive impact on our culture."