15 Sep 2017

Unbelievable

This Thunderbird Post was commissioned by Chief Tsa-wee-for his home in Gway’i/Kingcome Inlet. Carved by Yakuglas (Charlie James), the vividly painted post has made its way to the Vancouver Museum’s current Unbelievable exhibit. ‘The 100+ year journey of this house post,’ we read, ‘tells a tale of understandings and misunderstandings, displacements, substitutions, and resilience.’ Yakuglas’

12 Sep 2017

McEnroe v Borg @ VIFF

Some of us are sufficiently creaky to remember their epic tennis rivalry: McEnroe versus Borg, ‘Fire’ vs ‘Ice,’ Left-Handed versus Right-Handed, Net-rushing vs Baseline. In official matches, it was 7 wins for the chill Swede, Bjorn Borg and 7 wins for the explosive New York prodigy, John McEnroe. In invitational matches, it was

10 Sep 2017

North of Broadway + Main

We weren’t the only ones setting out with our cameras to check out all of the new street art, courtesy of the Vancouver Mural Festival last month. We would need donuts, of course, to gather strength for the trek. Our choice? Sweet Dickie donuts from Cartems – a September special featuring vanilla cake, a

03 Sep 2017

None Shall Sleep

Ten points to Gryffindor (or Slytherin, if that’s how you roll) if you can identify the opera that features these famous words: ‘None shall sleep’ or ‘Nessun Dorma.’ Nessun Dorma is sung by a tenor – Calàf, the Unknown Prince. In solving three knotty riddles, Calàf has escaped death. Next

29 Aug 2017

Douglas Park Mural

It’s a mural that was created in 2001, but it could not be more relevant today. It was, of course, created by young people. The Ethnic Harmony Mural was initiated by the Vancouver School Board Race Relations Youth Advisory Committee and painted by students. It wraps around the Community Centre at

11 Aug 2017

Sweet Art

Pop-Up Carnival I, shown in our feature photo, was shot by the talented artist Anthony Redpath in an initially vacant lot in Port Alberni. He was inspired by ‘the swift transformation of this vacant mall building and parking lot into something colourful and promising.’ Redpath’s work is part of CANDY,

06 Aug 2017

Carson @ Harmony

“It’s exciting in that I’m-so-terrified kind of way,” says Anne Carson. “Let’s just say that nothing focuses the designing mind like a three-day trunk show happening next week.” Jewellery designer Anne Carson – our very first profile on Creators Vancouver – is one of the artisans who will be showing

04 Aug 2017

Vancouver Mural Festival 2017

Three days from now, on August 7th, the second annual Vancouver Mural Festival will start. Inaugural Year 2016 was a great success with its striking new murals, live entertainment and visitor hubbub. This year, there will be events and street art in both Mount Pleasant and Strathcona. The volunteer team are predicting that more than 100,000

11 Jul 2017

More Main Murals

Vancouver is busy gearing up for its second annual Mural Festival from August 7th to 12th. More than 350 artists submitted proposals and the committee has been working its way down to a short list. Once again, Mount Pleasant will be ground central. Vancouver Mural Fest 2017 In the meantime,

02 Jul 2017

YVR Dali

Salvador Dali. What are the first things that come to mind when you hear those words? Salvador Dali. Backs deep in the couch, neat white beard looming overhead, the freely associating people would offer up a lot of the same words: surrealism, moustache, melting clocks. A great student of Freud, Dali might