Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Scotiabank People's Choice

Toronto Art-Inspired weekend WINNER!

Congratulations to Amina Gilani of Toronto, Ontario for winning the grand prize art-inspired weekend in Toronto, by voting for her favourite artist of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2009.

Make sure to cast your vote at next year's Scotiabank People's Choice to be eligible to win next year's grand prize! Watch the website for details!

Scotiabank also congratulates the three artist 2009 Scotiabank People's choice award recipients;
Open Call Project: The Lost & Found Forest 2009, by The Lost and Found Collective: Jerome McGrath and Rina Grosman

Independent Project: twofold, by GALTstudio: Mike Love, Dan McTavish, Shane Neill, Virginia Fernandez, Catherine Westgate, Brian Muthaliff, Sayjel Patel

Exhibition Project: The Apology Project 2009, by Maria Legault

Each artist award recipient receives a $5,000.00 cheque from Scotiabank.

The Lost and Found Forest, 2009, by Jerome McGrath and Rina Grosman, was a manufactured forest made up of thousands of nails, string and sound.

Twofold, by GALTstudio, was an alleyway framed the intersection of flux and stillness. Its movement was suspended in a canopy of 10,000 pieces, layering the experience of space.

The Apology Project 2009, by Maria Legault, consisted of a cluster of people wearing large brown paper bags on their bodies who congested a public hallway and personally apologized to every person who ventures through them.

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2009. No purchase is necessary. The grand prize also includes admission and catalogue to upArt 2009, an annual contemporary art fair at the Gladstone Hotel, a $100 gift voucher redeemable at any of Toronto's Sir Corp Restaurants and $400 in spending money. The approximate retail value of the grand prize is $1000. Each AGO and ROM membership has an approximate retail value of $90. The chances of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the contest period. Correctly answering a skill testing question is required to be officially declared a winner.