01 Oct 2017

Robots Under The Living Roof

The Vancouver Winter Olympics were seven years ago, yet the Convention Centre West building still impresses with its carefully plotted lines, glass-everywhere views and displays of local art. Just this week, it was home to the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, tagline Friendly People, Friendly Robots. Robotocists from

24 Sep 2017

Dining + Shopping with Dali

From paintings to sculptures, quiet reflections to outrageous pronouncements, books to plays to films, Dali’s career was anything but ordinary. It is Dali who introduced the world to melting clocks, lobster telephones and Mae West Lip Sofas. In 1973, Dali even published a cookbook: Les Diners de Gala. Dali shareds recipes that he

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