Recipient of the 2018 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Announced Visual Artist, Lucas Morneau, Awarded $5,000



For Immediate Release   St. John’s, NL – December 10th, 2018  Cox & Palmer and Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC) are pleased to announce Lucas Morneau as the recipient of the 2018 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant.  Morneau, an inter-disciplinary artist based in Corner Brook, will receive the $5,000 grant to create a new exhibition of wearable art pieces and photographic works, blending the queer art of drag with the Newfoundland tradition of mummering.  

“We are delighted to congratulate Lucas Morneau on being the 2018 recipient of the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant,” says Paul McDonald, Partner at Cox & Palmer. “Lucas is a great example of the valuable contribution visual artists make to the dynamic culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. This grant will help grow his body of work, creatively bringing awareness to gender expression in our society. Cox & Palmer is proud to support the advancement of his career and the arts and culture of our province.”

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. 

The jury for the 2018 Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant Award were very pleased to recommend Morneau as this year’s recipient: “After careful consideration of the work of a strong pool of applicants, Morneau’s work was selected for this year’s Pivotal Point award.  The jury was impressed with the ways Morneau engages with the politics of place and everyday experience, and with the potential for this project to impact LGBTQ2+ communities, in both rural and urban parts of the province.”   

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