Nancy Nicol’s latest documentary, "No Easy Walk to Freedom", charts the struggle to decriminalize homosexuality in contemporary India. It premiered June 1 at Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Read more
Michelle MacKinnon is no stranger to success when it comes to the Kingston Arts Council's Juried Art Salon. Two years ago, she won the emerging artist award. This year, she was even more successful, taking the grand prize for her portrait "Jessica", reported Kingston EMC May 29. MacKinnon is currently working toward her MFA in Visual Arts at York. Read full story
Natasha Chaykowski, an emerging writer and curator and a graduate student in Art History at York University, has been awarded the Canadian Art Foundation Editorial Residency for 2014 reported Canadian Art May 22. The award comprises a 10-week summer residency and a $7,000 prize. Read full story.
The AGO celebrates WorldPride 2014 in Toronto with Fan the Flames, an exhibition that explores queer identity and the play of gender. York University visual arts Professor Nina Levitt is among the Canadian and international artists who document, perform, appropriate, collect and reinterpret images to present a range of views on fashioning the self through photographs and videos. The show features historical and contemporary works drawn from the AGO's permanent collection, and private collections.