Susan Point earns Audain Prize

Renowned Musqueam artist Susan Point has earned yet another prestigious honour: the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, presented by Vancouver Art Gallery.

Point’s work is currently on display at Burnaby’s Deer Lake Gallery in Vue Point, ongoing until June 2. 

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A press release from Vancouver Art Gallery notes that Point, whose work has been widely exhibited in North America, Asia and Europe, has been a key figure in re-establishing the vitality of Salish art. Her work is in the connections of museums throughout Canada and the U.S., and she has produced more than 40 public artworks for specific locations in B.C. and Washington.

She’s an officer of the Order of Canada and also earned a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canada, besides having a slew of honorary doctorates to her name - all of which means that Burnaby residents who haven’t yet gone to check out her exhibition should take advantage of this rare opportunity to see work by an artist of her stature right here at home.

Point will be presented with the Audain Prize at a ceremony on May 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Deer Lake Gallery is at 6584 Deer Lake Ave. See www.burnabyartscouncil.org or call 604-298-7322 for more information.

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