27 Nov 2019

Great Poles Resting

As the Museum of Anthropology prepares for major seismic upgrading, they must take extra care to ensure that their precious holdings are safe. To that end, some of the incredible house poles from the Great Hall have been carefully lowered and brought to rest in the O’Brien Gallery. While in

24 Nov 2019

Tracy Fillion

i. I work as a: textile artist/clothing designer. I plant dye silk and weave cloth, then sew them into wearable garments, as well as a small line of linen basics. ii. I do this creative work because: I love and need to work with my hands. Integrating craft traditions old

22 Nov 2019

Plantain Chips + Johnny Cakes

Plantain chips and Johnny Cakes. That’s how we start our lunch, soaking up the colours and scents of the Caribbean. A dear friend and I are at The Reef on Main Street to celebrate our parents – three West Indian by birth, one in spirit. The green plantain chips are

19 Nov 2019

Robert Rauschenberg

“A pair of socks,” Robert Rauschenberg declared, “is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil and fabric.’ This American artist – who was born 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas and died 2008 in Captiva, Florida – didn’t use socks to create his renowned painting

17 Nov 2019

Ulla Clark

i. I work as a: Screenprinter and graphic/product designer. . ii. I do this creative work because:  I enjoy working with my hands and being able to live and work on my own terms while also expressing my creativity in what I do. . iii. Personal qualities that help me in

15 Nov 2019

Eastside Culture Crawl

To get a real peek into the heart of Vancouver’s artist community, visit the Eastside Culture Crawl event this weekend. It’s a massive undertaking with 493 artists showing and selling their work over 4 days and 80 buildings, including 1000 Parker Street. ‘The largest of its kind in Canada,’ writes

15 Nov 2019

The Statues Of Rome

‘As in Rome there is,’ Goethe wrote in his Prose Maxims, ‘apart from the Romans, a population of statues, so apart from this real world there is a world of illusion, almost more potent, in which most men live.’ . .    

12 Nov 2019

Deep, Dark Chocolate Fudge

It’s Holiday Craft Fair season, and one of our favourites – Christmas at Hycroft in the gorgeously decorated Macrae mansion – is on this weekend, from Thursday, November 14th to Sunday, the 17th. After winding upstairs and downstairs through the manse, admiring all of the artisanal creations, be sure to

10 Nov 2019

The Last SFM

i. I am Frances Dickinson: a textiles designer specializing in felt and dyeing. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: Ideally, going for a run, perfecting my garden, heading to the studio to get my hands on some fabrics and playing with colour. iii. The name of our upcoming show

08 Nov 2019

Dina Lu

i. I work as a Calligraphy Workshop Instructor (for the public and for corporate team-building events). ii. I do this creative work because: I love spreading the joy of calligraphy to other people and helping them make special gifts and cards for their loved ones. I also love the idea