27 Apr 2018

Takashi Murakami

If you haven’t been yet, if you’ve been waiting for the crowds to dissipate, wait no more. The Vancouver Art Gallery’s Takashi Murakami exhibit, The Octopus Eats Its Leg, closes on May 6th. Given Murakami’s popularity, the VAG has extended gallery hours until 9pm for the last week – April 30th

24 Apr 2018

Jason McLean

i. I work as a Visual artist and I wear many hats. ii. I do this creative work because: I’ve been doing it for so many years, there’s no turning back now. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: My Dad was a car-dealer so I have

22 Apr 2018

Tonye Aganaba

i. I work as a: Singer-Songwriter, Social Justice Advocate, Arts Educator & Facilitator I write and produce music, tour regularly, play local shows. I paint, do photography, and have a real passion for design. I have developed an arts based education program providing kids with creative ways to deal with issues

20 Apr 2018

Joshua Jensen-Nagle

i. I work as an: Artist, with a focus on Contemporary Photography. ii. I do this creative work because: I fell in love with photography at a young age and never gave it up. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Self drive, determination and patience. ~

13 Apr 2018

Bayoush Mengesha

i. I work as a jeweller. I am a goldsmith who works in silver. I also use natural gemstones that are ethically cut. ii. I do this creative work because: I love working with my hands. I love observing the beautiful world around me and incorporating the new into my designs.

10 Apr 2018

Sarah Mulder

i. I work as a: Jewelry designer and artist in downtown Vancouver (Gastown) ii. I do this creative work because: It’s ingrained in me, I go to bed with designs in my head. I get flooded with ideas that I sometimes have to get out of bed to write down

03 Apr 2018

Robert Bailey

i. I work as: A Creative director and principal of my eponymous interior design firm, Robert Bailey Interiors. ii. I do this creative work because: I’ve had a lucky life being able to do the work of my choice. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Being

01 Apr 2018

Heidi Kuhn

i. I work as a beverage designer – for Mixers and Elixirs – using lots of organic apple cider vinegar and fruit that is too ugly to sell in a grocery store. ii. I do this creative work because: I love to engage with people and talk about sharing great beverages,

25 Mar 2018

Allison Smith

i. I work as a fashion designer. I have two lines  – Allison Wonderland and Pillar. Allison Wonderland came first; it is clothing for work, events and everyday living. There are lots of colours and prints in feminine chic styles. Pillar is an eco focused line with more laid back weekend styles, like

18 Mar 2018

Felix Fox

i. I have worked as a: Makeup effects/ Makeup artist for film & television for the past 23 years and run an Eyebrow Microblading & Cosmetic Tattoo studio boutique in Vancouver BC. ii. I do this creative work because: I delight in the details- creating details in clay, creating details