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PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2023 PLATFORM Photography Award Winner. This year the award goes to prairie-based digital artist, Taylor McArthur (SK/MB). 

PLATFORM is looking forward to supporting the creation of new works by McArthur and working together over the next year. We are excited to see Taylor activate Gallery 2 through digital modes of lens-based explorations. The award includes $3000 CAD, a full year of darkroom and digital workspace access, support from PLATFORM staff, and a one year membership to PLATFORM.  This work will debut in March 2024 in Gallery 2. 

To see more about Taylor's solo exhibition, click here.

Taylor McArthur (Pogé hąská wašté wiyá/Hummingbird Woman) Nakoda of Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation, Saskatchewan currently residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a digital artist working with 3D animation, video game design, and video. Her practice is informed by Indigenous Futurisms and seeks to situate her Indigenous culture within both the modern and a potential future vision. Recipient of the 2022 Emerging Digital Artists Award and the 2022 Winnipeg Arts Council’s RBC On the Rise award. Recent exhibitions include Lights on the Exchange Festival, Stories Carried by Smoke presented by Festival Du Voyageur, REFRAME in/on/out Intermedia Festival presented by Manufacturing Entertainment, Poolside Gallery VideoPool, Group Exhibition Virtual Wonders, Online – MUTEK Montréal, Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and the Canadian Roots Exchange.

PAST RECIPIENTS

2022 Glodi Bahati, Notes on Self Invention

2021 Elise Dawson, The Ideal Make Body

2021 Alyssa Bornn, Soft Ceiling

2021 Charles Venzon, Balikbayan Boxes-The Remittance Project-Hereforu

2020 Jean Borbridge, Hypermarket Rupture

2020 Christina Hajjar, Don’t Forget to Count Your Blessings

2020 Iyunade Judah, Transcension

2019 Rhayne Vermette, True Stories

2018 Mariana Muñoz Gomez, Recorrer, to wander

2017 Hannah Doucet, I wondered when my body would deflate.

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