Recipient of the 2016 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Announced

Visual Artist, Audrey Hurd, Awarded $5,000

For Immediate Release

St. John’s, NL – November 14th, 2016 – Cox & Palmer and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) are pleased to announce that Audrey Hurd is the recipient of the 2016 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant.  Hurd, who is currently based in Bergen, Norway, will receive the $5,000 grant toward the creation of a new body of work.


“Cox & Palmer is delighted to congratulate Audrey Hurd for being selected as the 2016 Pivotal Point Grant Recipient,” said Paul McDonald, partner of Cox & Palmer and chair of the firm’s BRAVO! – Supporting the Arts sponsorship program.  “Her work is an inspired and thought-provoking contribution to the arts and culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are so pleased to help recognize her talent, and look forward to her future work.”

The Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant is a funding opportunity offered through VANL-CARFAC for visual artists in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was created to provide financial support for working visual artists who have reached a crucial point in their artistic career and to allow them to evolve their practice and develop their reputation and visibility within the art world.

This year’s jury was pleased to see the strong applications received for the Pivotal Point grant: “Following a detailed and careful discussion of each applicant, the jury chose Audrey Hurd as this year’s recipient,” said a jury representative. “Audrey is a dedicated artist who works with various media to explore interactive situations between tactile materials and an active participant. She has just begun a two-year MFA program at The Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway, which offers an interdisciplinary structure in which she can bring together her work with performance, printmaking, ceramics, and documentation in new ways, and in an international context.”

For media enquiries, please contact VANL-CARFAC’s Program Co-ordinator, Tessa Graham, at or (709)-738-7303.