Toronto artist awarded in David Suzuki Foundation art contest

Toronto artist Amanda McCavour’s installation for the Rewilding Arts prize. (Courtesy: David Suzuki Foundation)

Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour was announced as one of six winners of David Suzuki Foundation’s inaugural Rewilding Arts Prize on Tuesday. 

The six winning Canadian artists and arts groups will each receive $2,000 prizes for creating innovative art that expresses the importance of nature in their communities.  

“Now, more than ever, we need the power of art to move people to start taking action and better care of the world around us,” contest juror and renowned artist Christi Belcourt said in a release. “It was exciting to see how artists are interpreting the theme of rewilding and how their love for the earth is expressed through their art practice.”  

The winners will participate in networking workshops and have their works profiled by Rewilding Magazine. 

The other Canadian winners include Khadija Baker, Natasha Lavdovsky, Amber Sandy, Justin Tyler Tate and theatrical group The Only Animal. 

More than 550 artists submitted their work. The David Suzuki Foundation ran the Rewilding Arts Prize in late 2022 as a pilot project and hopes to offer the prize again. 

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