2021 Lacey Prize Winner Blinkers Art and Project Space
BORDER CROSSINGS is excited to share the news that the recipient of the 2021 Lacey Prize is Winnipeg-based gallery, Blinkers Art and Project Space.
Established in 2019 by Dr. John Lacey in association with the National Gallery of Canada and supported by the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, the Lacey Prize awards a cash prize of $50,000 every two years and prizes of $20,000 to two runners-up.
Luther Konadu, Blinkers’ new Director responded to the news saying, “This is for all the community members, volunteers, and loved ones who believed in and took a chance on the existence and survival of this centre. This award is a vote of confidence we certainly do not take for granted and we’ll continue to do work that is worthy of this invaluable gift. For us, this prize is a newfound source of courage, significance, and access towards ambitious prospects that have felt previously out of reach.”
The 2021 Lacey Prize Jury commended Blinkers stating, “Among a very competitive field of applicants, Blinkers Art and Project Space distinguished itself by the development of its infrastructure which in a relatively short period has successfully committed to bring a robust range of artistic voices from across Canada to the vibrant cultural community of Winnipeg.”
Congratulations to Blinkers on this deserved achievement!
Read a recent review in Border Crossings of the Blinker’s exhibition “Heat of a Hand” by Jeanne Randolph here!