29 Jun 2022

Photo Session @ Queen E

For decades, Queen Elizabeth Park – especially in late spring and summer – has been hopping with professional photographers and their beautifully dressed subjects. It’s fitting that when you visit the 52 hectare park, which sits 125 metres above sea level, you’ll see  J Seward Johnson’s bronze sculpture, Photo Session, installed

27 Jun 2022

Spring Summer 2023

Hurray! Summer weather has finally come to Vancouver (please let it stay sunny minus the heat dome). As we shove our sensible sweaters to the back of the closet, here is some creative clothing inspiration from designers and their Cruise, Resort, and Spring Summer collections. The videos – from all

20 Apr 2022

The Norris Crab

But who made it? It’s surprising how difficult it can be to find  information around who made certain buildings or historic pieces of outdoor art. There will be thousands of photographs from every which angle. Exact weights, heights, patina. Detailed logs of who had their picture taken by the artwork

09 Apr 2022

The Imitation Game

You are on one side of an opaque screen. A human and a humanoid are hidden on the other side. You have a reasonable amount of time to ask them questions. By the end of your interrogation, you must determine who is who. Who is the human; who is the

03 Apr 2022

Cherry Blossom Festival 2022

Once more than five flowers on the special Somei Yoshino trees have bloomed, the Tokyo Meteorological Agency declares the official start of cherry blossom season. Visitors crowd into Japan to celebrate the beauty of the sakura first-hand. Right now, here in Vancouver, there can be no doubt: it is cherry

08 Mar 2022

Free Spirit @ Gabriola Island

i. My Name: Catherine Hallam  ii. My Work: Over the years I have studied and have degrees in business, fashion, visual art, design and education. My own work is informed by textiles (screenprinting) as well as a variety of experimental drawing and painting techniques. I enjoy working large-scale and exploring the

01 Mar 2022

Don Coltman Shoots 1940s Vancouver

Thanks to photographer Don Coltman, we now have 5,122 new photographs in the City of Vancouver archives. These join the more than 10,000 Coltman photos that already reside in Vancouver’s digital library. Don Coltman was a WW1 Canadian battalion soldier whose horrors abroad included being buried alive, and having a

27 Feb 2022

Anna Sarvira @ MOMA

Over two weeks ago, MOMA asked Anna Sarvira – a Ukrainian graphic artist and curator, based in Kyiv – to build a story about daily life in the Ukraine, when war was still ‘just’ a looming threat. “The city feels tense and anxious,” Sarvira told MOMA, “maybe because of the

20 Feb 2022

MRG Mackenzie Heights

Interview with Gallery Founder, Mónica Reyes … . i. Tell us a bit about Mónica Reyes Gallery. How long have you had your first site? What inspired you to set up there in Vancouver?  I have been working in the arts for about 20 years now in various roles, but

18 Feb 2022

Blanketing The City @ Winter Arts Fest

Happy Family Day Long Weekend! If you are looking for something different to do outside, Vancouver Mural Festival’s Winter Arts Fest is on until February 27th. Having launched in 2021, this is ‘a free, all-ages, outdoor celebration transforming downtown Vancouver into an open-air gallery featuring AR art, light installations and