AGYU Director Philip Monk named Governor General’s Award Laureate

Philip Monk, director of the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) since 2003, is among the eight winners of 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, announced by the Canada Council for the Arts, Feb. 15. The award recognizes outstanding career achievement in the visual arts and Monk is the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution Award for his 40 years as a writer, curator, and director.

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AGYU’s ‘Ring of Fire’ will set Toronto ablaze with cross-cultural energy

On Aug. 9, the Art Gallery of York University in partnership with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and community organizations Art Starts and SKETCH, and Trinidadian artist Marlon Griffith in collaboration with Picasso Pro, Equal Grounds, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Capoeira Angola, and young spoken word poets from Jane-Finch, Malvern and Regent Park, presents a 300-person downtown street procession for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

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