10 Dec 2019

Festival of Lights @ VanDusen

When Louise XIV walked through the Versailles gardens, his staff were on the ready. Turn on the water in the water-hog fountain beauties as he walks by. Turn off the water when the Sun King is out of sight. But, the intricate gardens of André Le Nôtre were to be enjoyed beyond the light

08 Dec 2019

Playing With Fire

‘wedge, coil, pinch, throw, cast, mould, sculpt … and ultimately push the clay to its limits.’ So reads the wall at the Museum of Anthropology’s current exhibit: Playing with Fire. Ceramics of the Extraordinary.’ The diverse range of featured artists are pushing clay to its physical and thematic limits –

06 Dec 2019

Sheku + Isata Kanneh-Mason

You might remember his beautiful playing from the wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. . . 20 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition and one of seven gifted, musical siblings – saw his 2018

06 Dec 2019

Sonya Labrie

i. I work as a: Glass artist /Glassblower, designer, and instructor ii. I do this creative work because: Glass has endless possibilities and I keep discovering new ways of working with it. The medium is challenging and I enjoy learning and growing as an artist. There is a physical nature to

04 Dec 2019

Nova Gabriola

i. I (Kate Wood) work in clay now, mainly as a potter but I occasionally go back to painting and drawing. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: I  have learnt I do best when I split my day into segments. I used to beat myself up for not being able to

01 Dec 2019

Curator’s Holiday Selection

If you’ve had enough of the holiday consumer crush, take a breath and visit Vancouver’s smaller galleries, some of which are mounting special exhibits for the season. At Bau-Xi on South Granville, you’ll soon find a Holiday Group Exhibition – a selection of gallery artist works, brought together by the

29 Nov 2019

Countdown To CandyTown

Hiding from all the Black Friday madness? If you dare venture back out into the world tomorrow, November 30th, you might check out Candytown. Running along Mainland, Hamilton and Davie Streets, from 12 to 7 pm, this Yaletown holiday festival features live music, carolling, stilt walkers, holiday characters, lights, vendor snacks,

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