I am honoured to have been awarded the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts 2018. There will be an exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. This event is free of charge and open to the public. It would be wonderful to see you there.

Here is a link to a short film on my work directed by Scott Dobson.

Spring Hurlbut’s contemplative and eloquent works unsentimentally address mortality and our inevitable destiny in death. Her dedication to a subject so commonly avoided in contemporary Western culture is singular and courageous.

Whether in her use of bones as sculptural material, her work with found objects and museum collections of specimens of natural life, or her photographs of cremated ashes, Hurlbut addresses her subjects with a quiet and patient insistence on recognizing - and for the viewer to recognize - their essence. Minimal, solemn and starkly refined, her work is also richly detailed, emotionally charged and sublimely beautiful. Its affective resonance resides in the tension between the clearly stated and the intractably complex. Hurlbut gives form to loss...picturing the dissolution of life as a boundless continuum.
— Jessica Bradley, curator (nominator)
 Spring Hurlbut,  A Fine Line, Arnaud 2 , 2016   

Spring Hurlbut, A Fine Line, Arnaud 2, 2016


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