SSNAP proudly welcomes they 2025/26 Jury

Mireille Eagan

Mireille Eagan is Curator of Contemporary Art at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. She was previously the curator at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI, where she was a founding member of that province’s artist-run collective “This Town Is Small.” Eagan has curated more than 100 exhibitions, individually or as co-curator, including the nationally touring retrospective “Mary Pratt” and “Mary Pratt: This Little Painting” at the National Gallery of Canada (that institution’s first solo exhibition of an Atlantic Canadian woman artist), as well as the Terra Nova Art Foundation’s Collateral Project at the 55th Venice Biennale. She received a Digital Publishing Awards Gold Medal in 2018 and the Critical Eye Award from VANL-CARFAC in 2017 and 2022. Eagan is the editor and lead of the publication “Future Possible: An Art History of Newfoundland and Labrador,” winner of the 2022 Atlantic Book Awards Best Atlantic-Published Book and recipient of Honourable Mentions from the Canadian Museums Association and Melva J. Dwyer Award. She holds the position of President of the Atlantic Provinces Art Gallery Association. Eagan has written for publications including Border Crossings, C Magazine, Canadian Art, The Globe and Mail, Visual Arts News, and Inuit Art Quarterly and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr Heather Igloliorte

Dr. Heather Igloliorte, an Inuk-Newfoundlander from Nunatsiavut, is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Decolonial and Transformational Indigenous Art Practices at the University of Victoria, BC, where she is a Professor in the Visual Arts Department. There, Heather directs the nation-wide Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership Project (2018-2025). Heather has been a curator since 2005 and has worked on more than thirty curatorial projects including nationally and internationally touring exhibitions, permanent collection exhibits, festivals, and public art installations. Her curatorial work has recognized by The Hnatyshyn Foundation with the Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art (2021). Igloliorte has served on many advisories, councils and jurys. She is the current president of the board of the Inuit Art Foundation, and was the first Indigenous person in Canada to be awarded a Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal for her service to Indigenous art and artists.

Sarah Milroy

Sarah Milroy is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinberg, Ontario, Canada’s only museum devoted exclusively to Canadian and Indigenous art. Previously, Milroy served as editor / publisher of Canadian Art magazine and as lead art critic of the Globe and Mail. Her major touring exhibitions include From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia (2010), David Milne: Modern Painting (2018), Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael (2020) and Uninvited; Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment (2021). In 2020, Milroy was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

Dr Kenneth Montague

Dr Kenneth Montague is a Toronto-based dentist, art collector and the founding director of Wedge Curatorial Projects, a non-profit arts organization. Since 1997 Montague has been promoting both emerging and established artists via exhibitions, lectures and workshops. His focus is African Canadian and Diasporic art, which he also showcases in his privately-owned Wedge Collection.Montague has served on the African Art Acquisition Committee at Tate Modern as well as the Photography Curatorial Committee at the Art Gallery of Ontario; he is currently an AGO Trustee and an advisor to their Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora. He is also a Trustee of the Aperture Foundation, and a recent member of the jury for the Scotiabank Photography Award, Canada’s largest photography prize. Montague is a frequent panelist at international art symposiums and has been invited to lecture on contemporary art at the National Gallery of Canada, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among other institutions. His curatorial projects include ‘Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection’ and ‘Position As Desired: Exploring African Canadian Identity’. In 2021 the Aperture Foundation published the award-winning title ‘As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic’, a celebration of works from his Wedge Collection; an associated exhibition is currently touring North America.

For his efforts in supporting the arts and his mentoring of emerging creatives, Montague received an Honorary Doctorate from OCAD University, Toronto (2016).