The Board of Governors, Faculty and Staff of NSCAD University cordially invite you
to join the NSCAD University community for the 2019 Graduation Ceremony.
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Followed by a reception
The Cunard Centre
961 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Celebrated contemporary artist Rebecca Belmore works along the border of art and politics. Her poetic and beautiful works respond to the pressing issues of our time, including water and land rights, women’s lives and dignity, violence against Indigenous people by the state and police, and the role of the artist in contemporary life.
Belmore is Ojibwe and member of the Lac Seul First Nation, and was the first aboriginal woman representing Canada at the Venice Biennale in 2005. She received the Canadian Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2013.
Canadian film producer and screenwriter Michael Donovan co-founded Salter Street Films in 2001. Donovan currently serves as chairman of the board of directors, chief executive officer of DHX Media.
Donovan won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for producing the 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine. He was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Screenplay for writing the 2007 film Shake Hands with the Devil.
Artist, critic, and curator Robert Storr was appointed Professor of Painting and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University in 2006. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), Frieze (London), and Corriere della Serra (Milan).
In 2000 the French Ministry of Culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and in 2010 awarded him the status of “Officer” in the same order. From 2005–2007 he was the first American invited to assume the position of Visual Arts Director of the Venice Biennale.