23 Oct 2018

Halloween Houses ’18

If there’s one day that brings neighbourhood creatives out of hiding, it’s Halloween. Here’s our first look at some of the spooky stoops around Vancouver. www.creatorsvancouver.com

21 Oct 2018

George Byrne

i. I work as: a photographic artist. ii. I do this creative work because: I honestly believe it was my destiny, from the very first day I picked up a camera I feel I was able to interpret regular things in an interesting unique way. iii. Personal qualities that help

19 Oct 2018

Pressure Group 6

This may not yet be the most glorious October in Vancouver history. On October 11th, 1991, for instance, the temperature went up to 23.7 degrees Celsius. On Halloween night of 1984, on the other hand, trick or treaters had to contend with a low of minus 5.9 C. For the

16 Oct 2018

Heather Kai Smith @ The Belkin

Carlos Fuentes wrote: ‘Art gives life to what history killed. Art gives voice to what history denied, silenced or persecuted. Art brings truth to the lies of history.’ As more and more artists and activists take to the street to protest 2018 injustices, Vancouver’s Belkin Gallery is mounting Beginning with the

14 Oct 2018

Fall @ UBC

You won’t find a lot of students oohing and aahing about the beauty of campus in the middle of midterms. But, on a sunny day in early October, the UBC campus is undeniably beautiful. Much of that beauty can be traced back to Frank Ebenezer Buck. Buck – who was

12 Oct 2018

Shooting Roses

“When words become unclear,”  Ansel Adams said,  “I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Adams is one of the renowned photographers we feature training their cameras on or near roses, real or crafted. Adams created his piece below – Rose and Driftwood –  in

12 Oct 2018

Eating Roses

A flower unplucked is but left to the falling, And nothing is gained by not gathering roses. For those who would gather alongside Robert Frost, roses are not just for the seeing and smelling. Nicholas Culpeper – influential 17th Century botanist, herbalist and physician – prescribed roses for all types

09 Oct 2018

Guo Pei

“When I started studying design in 1982, no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed,” said the now world-renowned haute couturier, Guo Pei, in a 2017  interview. “My parents and neighbours didn’t understand why clothes need to be designed. There are only a few types of clothes, they

07 Oct 2018

Dianna Bonder’s Studio

We’re long time fans of Dianna Bonder’s illustrations, so we were excited to go deep into the Gabriola Island woods to explore Bonder’s new work at her new studio. From the first sign pointing us in, we were delighted to find a studio setting that mimics the humour, mystery and

05 Oct 2018

A Casavant Brothers’ Organ

Papa Casavant built organs, much to the intrigue of his sons: Claver and Samuel.  After learning the craft in their father’s studio, Samuel and Claver traveled around Europe studying with organ masters, like John Abbey in Versailles. When they returned to Quebec, The Casavant Brothers set up their organ business in