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Jon Davies wins the first Award for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art of The Hnatyshyn Foundation and TD Bank Group

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Hnatyshyn Foundation and TD Bank Group announced the inaugural recipient of the Award for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art is curator Jon Davies who will receive this honour in Toronto. This award is presented to a Canadian curator, under the age of 35, whose body of work has achieved a public presence and peer recognition. The recipient of this award is eligible for a $10,000 grant to help pursue his or her professional development.

Jon Davies is a Montreal-born curator and writer based in Toronto. The jury for the Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art was impressed by Davies' original concepts and the quality and range of his work.

Davies' personal approach is a bridge between artist and audience. He routinely demonstrates that his curatorial vision is one rooted not simply in rigorous curatorial exercises (at which he excels), but also in creating opportunities for lasting engagement between audiences, art and ideas. This commitment to advancing contemporary art discourses is fundamental to Jon's work as a curator. The writing accompanying his exhibitions is mature, well-researched and reflects his passion and perspective.

"We were impressed with the extraordinary talent showcased by Davies and the many other submissions from young artists for this inaugural award" said Pamela Meredith, Senior Curator, TD Bank Group. "As a long-time supporter of arts and culture, we are committed at TD  to creating opportunities for young Canadian artists to embrace their passion of the arts and  pursue a future in this field."

Davies' curated contemporary art exhibitions include: People Like Us: The Gossip of Colin Campbell (2008), Where I Lived, and What I Lived For (2012-13), Kelly Jazvac: PARK (2013) and Sonny Assu: Possession (2013-14) for Oakville Galleries, where he is Associate Curator, as well as Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever (2010, co-curator), To What Earth Does This Sweet Cold Belong? (2011) and Coming After (2011-12) for The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. His writing has appeared in publications such as C Magazine, Canadian Art, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Fillip, Little Joe, No More Potlucks and Cinema Scope, as well as in numerous books and anthologies on artists such as Daniel Barrow, Candice Breitz, FASTWÜRMS, Luis Jacob and Andy Warhol. He has organized many artists' film and video screenings with the collective Pleasure Dome, and currently sits on the board of Gallery TPW.

Davies' selection was made by a jury of arts professionals from across Canada, including:

Jean-François Bélisle, Executive Director of Arsenal Gallery, Montreal and Toronto; Paul Butler, multi-disciplinary artist and Contemporary Art Curator, Winnipeg Art Gallery; Reesa Greenberg, art historian and museum consultant, Ottawa; Pamela Meredith, Senior Curator, TD Bank Group, Toronto.

Davies will receive The Hnatyshyn Foundation and TD Bank Group Emerging Curator in Contemporary Canadian Art Award at an invitation-only event in Toronto on February 19th.

TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2013, TD donated over $74.7 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility.

About The Hnatyshyn Foundation
The Hnatyshyn Foundation is a private charity established by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Canada's twenty-fourth Governor General, to assist emerging and established artists in all disciplines with their schooling and training, and promote to the Canadian public the importance of the arts in our society. Its programs are funded by contributions from governments, including the Government of Canada through Canadian Heritage, foundations, corporations and individuals. Information about The Hnatyshyn Foundation programs is available at the Foundation's website www.rjhf.com.

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