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NSCAD Announces The 2022 Student Art Award Finalists and Awards Gala

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NSCAD University is thrilled to announce the 10 finalists for the 2022 NSCAD Student Art Award. This award recognizes and promotes exceptional work made by NSCAD students.

Each of the 10 nominated works represents a different visual art discipline. The 2022 finalists, their artworks and the categories in which they are nominated are:

  • Grace Boyd, Tidal Urn, 2021 – Ceramics
  • Hannah Craig, Athame, 2021 – Jewellery and Metalsmithing
  • Amy Crosby, losing it!, 2022 – Drawing
  • Ada Denil, Visible Cities, 2021 – Sculpture
  • Ali Dixon, “They Shut Me Up in Prose”, 2022 – Film
  • Ivan Flores, Sleep Spit, 2022 – Textiles
  • Keely Hopkins, Halifax Pauper’s Grave, 2021 – Photography
  • Charlotte MacLean, Catharsis Machine, 2021 – Painting
  • Jean Serutoke, imprinted bodies, 2022 – Printmaking
  • Zehua Sun, Trilogy of the Home, 2021 – Expanded Media

“The Student Art Award finalists are selected by faculty for their remarkable work, which is no small feat when you’re among a hugely talented student body,” said Dr. Sarah McKinnon, Interim President. “We are looking forward to celebrating these students and their art at the 2022 Student Art Awards Gala where we can congratulate them all in person.”

NSCAD’s Student Art Awards Gala will be held on May 6, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Port Campus.The event will feature an exhibition and reception with live music, a walking jewellery show and art sale, food, and a cash bar.

Buy your Gala tickets here.


The winner, selected by an external jury, will be announced at the event. Join us for an evening of celebration to showcase these exceptional students and their art while enjoying music, friends, and food. Ticket information will be shared next week.

The winning artist will be awarded a $5,000 purchase prize for their artwork, which then becomes part of NSCAD University’s permanent collection. The remaining nine finalists will each receive $1,000.

Please join us in congratulating the finalists! For more information, click here.