Brigitte Clavette wins Governor General’s Award

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Fredericton jeweller and metalsmith Brigitte Clavette is one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

The Canada Council for the Arts today revealed the winners of the 2022 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. This year, nine artists are being honoured in recognition of their exceptional careers and their remarkable contribution to the visual and media arts and fine crafts. Among them, Fredericton jeweller and metalsmith Brigitte Clavette.

“Clavette’s work is especially innovative and memorable thanks to her ability to pull away from traditional methods of fabrication of one object to complete compositions of parts,” said Maegen Black, Director of the Canadian Crafts Federation. “The work, which she sometimes refers to as functionless, crosses cultural and economic divides to create larger narratives.

“Brigitte Clavette generously leads while advocating for others to succeed. Through her art and her lifelong involvement in mentorships, collectives and committee and board work, she has left an undeniably deep mark.” 

Other winners in today’s announcement include Gerald McMaster (Toronto), Moyra Frances Daveyn (New York, New York), Jocelyn Robert (Quebec City, Québec), Pierre Bourgault (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec), Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge (Toronto, Ontario), Monique Régimbald‐Zeiber (Montréal, Quebec) and David Ruben Piqtoukun (Plainfield, Ontario).

Brigitte Clavette’s work is represented locally by Gallery 78.

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