09 Jan 2020

Giant Lego Towers

“We’re almost near the end of some 2,000 man hours, 18 buildings, 400,000 Lego bricks, a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of mathematics, a lot of headaches, but we’re almost there.” That’s not a sentence you hear every day. The words do start to make sense when you consider

07 Jan 2020

The Planetarium

Some say the roof was designed to look like a spaceship. Knowing that the building is home to the HR Macmillan Space Centre – or ‘The Planetarium’ as it has long been known – does nothing to discredit that story. But, architect Gerald Hamilton actually designed the roof in honour of the traditional cedar-woven

22 Dec 2019

North Van Holiday Fun

Fancy a Winter Wonderland? For nearly 100 years, snow-seeking Vancouverites have made their way to Grouse Mountain come holiday time. In 1926, bakery tycoon William Curtis eased the trek by funding an ambitious road up through the forest. Photographer Stuart Thomson captured some 1929 holiday scenes. . . Stuart Thomson. City

13 Dec 2019

Vancouver Make-It Show

Looking for an easy way to support local artisans over the holidays? The Vancouver make it show is on until 5 pm, December the 15th at the PNE Forum. There, you’ll find more than 250 makers or ‘makies,’ many of whom have been featured on the Creators Vancouver site. They

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 –

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

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

15 Nov 2019

Eastside Culture Crawl

To get a real peek into the heart of Vancouver’s artist community, visit the Eastside Culture Crawl event this weekend. It’s a massive undertaking with 493 artists showing and selling their work over 4 days and 80 buildings, including 1000 Parker Street. ‘The largest of its kind in Canada,’ writes

10 Nov 2019

The Last SFM

i. I am Frances Dickinson: a textiles designer specializing in felt and dyeing. ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: Ideally, going for a run, perfecting my garden, heading to the studio to get my hands on some fabrics and playing with colour. iii. The name of our upcoming show