Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts: Congratulations to our SMARTlab-IDRC colleague, and IRC PhD candidate Cheryl L’Hirondelle!

Meet the 2021 Winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Throughout their exceptional careers, these eight artists have contributed to the vitality of contemporary visual and media arts as well as the fine crafts. Watch the short video portraits created by Canadian filmmakers and get to know this year’s GGArts winners.



Germaine Arnaktauyok                            Lori Blondeau

Visual Artist                                                         Visual Artist

Dempsey Bob                                              Luc Courchesne

Artist/Sculptor                                                  Media Artist

Bonnie Devine                                              Bryce Kanbara

Visual Artist                                                         Visual Artist and Curator (Outstanding Contribution Award)

Cheryl L’Hirondelle                                  Lou Lynn

Interdisciplinary Artist                                    Visual Artist (Saidye Bronfman Award)


Congratulate the winners on social media using #GGArts2021!

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