02 Jun 2020

Kieran Hunt

i. I work as a: Theatre Director, in this project, and an actor in others. The medium demands a lot of adaptation to different roles to keep a project moving. “The Fairies are Thirsty” was a theatre piece streamed live through Zoom, so I then had to adapt how I

31 May 2020

Gordon Parks. Protest

With the slaughter of George Floyd, America has finally erupted. Peaceful protests and barricades fuse into a jumble of broken bottles and swinging batons, rubber bullets and store fires. These crowd-filled, burning streets could be streets from the Sixties. For those of us who weren’t there, Sixties flashbacks come via

29 May 2020

Indian Summer Festival

i. My name is: Sirish Rao ii. I am a: Writer, Festival Director III. On a ‘typical’ day during lockdown, you’ll find me: I wake up early and clatter off as many emails and cogent thoughts I can put down until my three year old daughter wakes too, and then

26 May 2020

Erin Armstrong

Look list to list and you’ll find her name: ‘One to watch,’ ‘Six New Art Stars,’ ’20 Emerging Artists in the World to Follow.’ Talented young Canadian artist Erin Armstrong, born in 1990, has been generating all sorts of excitement across the art world, with corporate clients, and in international

24 May 2020

Trading Post

How would you like to trade a new condition CCM pneumatic exerciser rowing machine for a reasonable set of encyclopedias? Or a Smith Corona typewriter for either a sewing machine or $35? And, if you have $350 lying around, can we interest you in a Princess model, fully automatic linseed

22 May 2020

Tiko Kerr. Wild Life

i. I am a: Visual artist and activist.   ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: In my studio.   iii. The name of our current show is: Wild Life. . Processional. 2019 . Night Moves. 2017 .   iv. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less,

19 May 2020

Palace Escape

We shelter safely in our homes. We squint into the screen and chat box to box. We are lucky in so many ways. But, sometimes it’s fun to dream of supersized rooms with impossibly high ceilings, sweeping views, wasted corners, and forbidden passageways. So, to roam free in gilded splendour

17 May 2020

Smash’s Bombshell

If you watched the Emmy Award-winning show Smash, you’ll know it featured a serious range of Broadway and Hollywood talent. There was music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, who also served as Executive Producers alongside Steven Spielberg and show creator and playwright, Theresa Reback. It was Joshua

15 May 2020

Awakenings

Talented Vancouver artist, Andre Petterson, has created a new artwork, Storm, seen in our header. Storm, Petterson tells us,  “is from a new series I’m procrastinating about. Did I say that? I’ve been wanting to make a body of work about climate change and this is one of the first.

12 May 2020

Lorna Simpson

In 2019, renowned African American artist, Lorna Simpson, received the prestigious Getty Medal. Simpson, said James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, “is at once a photographer and multimedia artist whose work is both trenchant in its critique of race, gender, and identity, and exquisite in