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This past weekend, the
handed out its 36th annual province-wide juried art gallery awards for artistic merit and excellence at public galleries throughout the province for the previous year.
Stuart Reid, director/curator of Brock’s Rodman Hall Art Centre, was recognized at the OAAG event with a curatorial writing award for his essay on the work of Toronto-based multimedia artist Simone Jones.
“As a curator working in Canada, winning this award is a career highlight for me,” says Reid. “To be recognized by one’s peers is the ultimate accolade.”
The jury comments for Reid’s award-winning essay note that it is “an extremely thoughtful and well-considered text in support of the artist’s intent.”
Reid’s essay came about when Linda Jansma, curator of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, invited him to contribute a text to the catalogue accompanying the touring show by Jones, entitled All That Is Solid.