24 Jul 2020

Lisa Turner

i. I work as an artist, designer and Creative Director of Quake Studio. ii. I do this creative work because: My work fulfils an intrinsic desire to blend art and design, concept and creation, function and beauty with human vulnerability and the natural world. iii. A typical day for my

17 Jul 2020

Steven Nederveen +

“I use meditation and time spent in nature to heighten my senses and take in my surroundings.” This, talented artist Steven Nederveen told us last year, “helps me as a person and as an artist. I try to use these insights to inform my work.” “I use my work,” Nederveen also

12 Jul 2020

The Arnolfini Brussels Griffon + Other Dogs In Art

Viewers continue to marvel at the remarkable realism with which Jan Van Eyck painted the furry, attentive Brussels Griffon in his 1434 Arnolfini Portrait. This most famous portrait of Italian cloth merchant Giovanni Arnolfini, and his fancifully green-dressed wife Giovanna Cenami hangs at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The

03 Jul 2020

Sandeep Johal

i. I work as an: illustrator, painter, and muralist. ii. I do this creative work because: It fulfills me like nothing else (and it pays my bills). iii. A ‘typical’ day for me under Covid lockdown involves: No real plan, doing things at a leisurely pace, being more present. I

21 Jun 2020

The Girl And The Wolf

‘Everything got quiet and dark. The girl felt cold and scared. She didn’t know what to do.’ ‘Out from between the trees, a tall grey wolf with big white teeth appeared. The girl was very still. “What are you doing out here by yourself?” asked the wolf. “I lost my

19 Jun 2020

Vikram Vij

i. I work as an owner of Indian restaurants (Vij’s and My Shanti), in Vancouver and South Surrey. ii. I do this creative work because: It’s in my blood – I’m a chef and I want to share Indian cuisine with as many people as possible, to show them the diversity

12 Jun 2020

Fighting Hiring Bias

You were passed over yet again for that promotion. You weren’t even granted an interview, despite being an objectively strong fit. And now, much to the surprise of your co-workers, you were amongst the first pandemic layoffs. Not all career slights are due to bias. Applicants might be misinformed, deluded,

09 Jun 2020

Sal Ferreras

i. I work as a: percussionist, producer and post-secondary education consultant, independent cultural researcher/catalyst. ii. A ‘typical’ day for me under Covid lockdown involves: Feeding my mind, writing, practicing, jogging, devising new ways to continue to remain active musically in spite of the present moratorium on public performances. iii. Personal

05 Jun 2020

Joella Daniela

i. I work as a: I am an Artist, Writer, Instructor & Entrepreneur. ii. I do this creative work because: I have to. To not create means to endure my thoughts alone; to not be true to myself. I find that through art, writing, and teaching I’m able to make

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