01 Jan 2019

Ian Thom Selects

As Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery for over 30 years, Ian Thom has led countless acquisitions and curated 80+ exhibitions. Now, upon his retirement, Thom has gone into the more than 12,000 works in the VAG permanent collection and chosen a highlight exhibit of ~ 90 pieces. Here’s

30 Dec 2018

A Siege of Herons

The castle was tempting, but capturing it wasn’t going to be easy. When storming wouldn’t work, medieval armies tried the siege approach.  Stay put, fortify the weaponry, cut off supplies, and wait for the inhabitants to starve and surrender. The all-legs heron takes a similarly patient approach with its prey.

18 Dec 2018

Jeffrey Milstein

i. I work as a(n) Artist using photography as my primary medium. ii. I do this creative work because: I have always been a visual artist ever since my earliest memories I drew and painted and made things. Photography allows for instant (almost) gratification. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work

11 Dec 2018

Guo Pei, The Detail

“Fashion shouldn’t just be about the present,” says designer Guo Pei. “I care more about the meaning behind the details. Therefore, the embroidery and motifs you see on my clothing all have stories behind them.” Even if you have been to the Vancouver Art Gallery once to see the Guo

04 Dec 2018

Claudia Schulz

i. I work as: a hat designer/milliner ii. I do this creative work because: I love hats. I love to wear hats. I love to create hats. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: I’m interested in design and fashion. In my work, I’m bridging these two elements in

02 Dec 2018

Caroline Miller

i. I work as as a: Jewellery and Small Object Designer/Maker. ii. I do this creative work because: I am attracted to metal science, geometery, alchemy and mathematics in a three dimensional form. Making jewellery is a way of looking at the microscopic world we live in. iii. Personal qualities

30 Nov 2018

Izabela Gereb

i. I work as a furniture designer / textile artist /visual artist. ii. I do this creative work because: Ideas come to my mind, especially when I see materials which potentially could be used. I am a bit obsessed about recycling: making art out of “nothing.”  Practically all my furniture and clothing I

27 Nov 2018

Miriam Gittens

i. I work as an emerging artist with Ballet BC. ii. I do this creative work because it is a part of who I am. I think art can heal oneself as well as healing others. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: I find that there are

25 Nov 2018

Lynn Sea

i. I have worked as a potter for Red Pot Pottery for 20 years now.  ii. Personal qualities that help in my work are: I always make sure my work is evolving. All my work is unique and one of a kind, but every year, I try to make something

20 Nov 2018

Diane Zwickel

i. I work as a Knitter (by hand, no machines!) and knitwear designer using only natural fibres. ii. I do this creative work because: I believe that shopping locally and connecting with those who make our clothing is changing how business is done. I especially believe we have to fight