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Congratulations Audrey Cooper - 2024 Mayor's New Year's Honour List Arts Award Recipient!

(photo of Audrey Cooper from The London Free Press, January 2014)

Each year, the London Arts Council invites nominations for the Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List for an honouree in the Arts category. Eligible nominees are professional artists and active volunteers whose artistic excellence or outstanding contribution of service deserves recognition. Through an assessment process, a recipient is then recommended to the City.


Audrey Cooper has been named to the 2024 Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List in the Arts category. Congratulations Audrey!!Audrey moved to London from Toronto in 2003, and began her first series of colourful, folk-art paintings depicting her memories of growing up on the Danforth in Toronto two years later, at the age of 76.

In 2012, Audrey opened Art With Panache, an exhibition space to promote and share the work of London’s talented visual artists with the rest of the community. Art With Panache has exhibited artworks by local emerging and established artists for over 10 years with the help of volunteers and an artistic director. Audrey is an inspiring figure in London’s creative community, uplifting and encouraging others to pursue and share their artistic gifts!

You can find more information about Audrey and her contributions to the community, as well as those of the other recipients on this year’s list, by clicking the button below:


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