15 Oct 2017

Lydia Kwa

The Vancouver Writers Festival, now in its 30th year, starts next week. From October 16th to 22nd, our city will be hosting an impressive range of writers: Margaret Atwood, Ruth Ware, David Chariandy, Adam Gopnik, Nicole Krauss, Barbara Gowdy, Jennifer Egan, Ausma Zehanat Khan … The list includes Vancouver talents like novelist and

08 Oct 2017

Tammy Hudgeon’s Studio

If you’ve been to a gallery that features Tammy Hudgeon’s glass work, you’ll remember the whimsy, the joyful colours, the attention to detail and the animal appreciation. When you visit Hudgeon’s Gabriola Island studio, you see that same whimsy and joy, from the edge of the driveway to the deep of her back room.

29 Sep 2017

Daniel Nelson

1- i work as a woodworker/artist 2-i do this creative work because it makes my life that much more enjoyable to create things from my mind and bring them to life for others to enjoy. 3-personal qualities that help me in my work are being driven to strive further and

26 Sep 2017

Ilanna Barkusky

i. I work as a freelance action sports and lifestyle photographer. Which means I will photograph and document everything from skiing and snowboarding to shooting for clothing brands and shooting some weddings and engagements in the summertime. ii. I do this creative work because… In high school, I realized that

22 Sep 2017

Dina Goldstein + Splash

In her Modern Girl series, artist Dina Goldstein continues to explore questions of identity. ‘Inspired by  Chinese tradition and the evolution of international commercialism, Dina re-imagines the adored and iconic advertising posters of 1930’s China….However, while an expression of gender emancipation, the posters sowed the seeds of a new form of exploitation:

08 Sep 2017

Annie Briard

i. I work as a: Visual + media artist and adjunct prof at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. . ii. I do this creative work because… I’m driven by strange encounters with the visible and a desire to share and compare these stories with others. I feel there’s

05 Sep 2017

Sarah Delaney

i. I work as an… artist ii. I do this creative work because… it makes me the happiest. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are… passion and imagination. I allow my sense of adventure and curiosity drive my practice and everyday life. I am a carefree rule

05 Sep 2017

Renée Lee Smith

i. I work as an artist, creator of beauty ii. I do this creative work because I feel the need to produce and discover who I am iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, curiousity, acceptance, determination, honesty and practice. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this

01 Sep 2017

Michelle Nguyen

I work as a server daylighting as a painter. I do this creative work because I’ve tried moving away from painting many a times but always find my way back to it—I’m too old and lazy to make an attempt on reinventing myself again. Personal qualities that help me in

27 Aug 2017

Krysta Furioso

i. I work as a beadweaver. ii. I do this creative work because I love the meditative process of beadweaving and the endless ways in which it allows me to explore colour and shape. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, creativity, cleverness. iv. The greatest challenges around