We are thrilled to announce that Ambera Wellmann (MFA at the University of Guelph) is this year’s recipient of the fourteenth Joseph Plaskett Award! The 2016 jury was impressed with Ms. Wellmann’s work, the ideas expressed in her statement, and the letter of support from esteemed critic and art historian Robert Enright, one of her professors at the University of Guelph.
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.