Winners of the inaugural TRIAS Art Prize now have their artwork displayed at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), General Campus, where they can now be enjoyed by patients, staff, and visitors until they reach their permanent home at The Ottawa Hospital’s New Campus Development.
A partnership between The Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Art Gallery, the TRIAS Art Prize is a juried art competition that intersects art, science, medicine, and community. TRIAS is part of the Creative Wellbeing project, a city-building partnership with a vision to add artistic expression to the healthcare experience and to build awareness across Ottawa of the unique relationship between art and science as it relates to healthcare.
Ottawa residents Jennifer Toby and Dr. François Auclair, who have been integral to Creative Wellbeing since its inception, created the inaugural TRIAS Art Prize in 2022. Funding for the TRIAS Art Prize was provided by the North Star Foundation. The Indigenous and Inuit Art is Healing Award was supported by the Lawson Foundation.
TOH and OAG awarded five prizes in three categories for the 2022 TRIAS Art Prize:
Art and Science Residency: Svetlana Swinimer, Brain Matters
Indigenous and Inuit Healing Art Award winner: Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley, Sikusilingmiut
Honourable Mention: Christine Toulouse, Courage
Art as Healing winner: Andrew Morrow, Neither Brightly Lit Nor Completely Enlightened
Honourable Mention: Jovita Akahome, Soul