22 Sep 2017

Dina Goldstein + Splash

In her Modern Girl series, artist Dina Goldstein continues to explore questions of identity. ‘Inspired by  Chinese tradition and the evolution of international commercialism, Dina re-imagines the adored and iconic advertising posters of 1930’s China….However, while an expression of gender emancipation, the posters sowed the seeds of a new form of exploitation:

08 Sep 2017

Annie Briard

i. I work as a: Visual + media artist and adjunct prof at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. . ii. I do this creative work because… I’m driven by strange encounters with the visible and a desire to share and compare these stories with others. I feel there’s

05 Sep 2017

Sarah Delaney

i. I work as an… artist ii. I do this creative work because… it makes me the happiest. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are… passion and imagination. I allow my sense of adventure and curiosity drive my practice and everyday life. I am a carefree rule

05 Sep 2017

Renée Lee Smith

i. I work as an artist, creator of beauty ii. I do this creative work because I feel the need to produce and discover who I am iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, curiousity, acceptance, determination, honesty and practice. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this

01 Sep 2017

Michelle Nguyen

i. I work as a server daylighting as a painter. ii. I do this creative work: Because I’ve tried moving away from painting many a times but always find my way back to it—I’m too old and lazy to make an attempt at reinventing myself again. iii. Personal qualities that help

27 Aug 2017

Krysta Furioso

i. I work as a beadweaver. ii. I do this creative work because I love the meditative process of beadweaving and the endless ways in which it allows me to explore colour and shape. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, creativity, cleverness. iv. The greatest challenges around

22 Aug 2017

Cara Barer

i. I work as an artist. ii. I do this creative work because I’ve always made art since I was a child and I can’t imagine doing anything else. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are.. perseverance. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are…setting aside

18 Aug 2017

Renée Macdonald

i. I work as a shoemaker making hand lasted, leather, unisex-styled shoes and boots. Up until now I have solely been making made to measure footwear: that is footwear made to the measurements taken from the feet of the intended wearer. I’m excited to be launching a new made to order

13 Aug 2017

Amber Haase

i. I work as: I am the creator/maker of Element Botanicals natural product line. ii. I do this creative work because: This lifestyle organically grew from my lifelong interests and passions. Also, I’ve been at it so long, yet it still fascinates and inspires me. iii. Personal qualities that help

08 Aug 2017

Ellen Walde

i. I work as a designer and maker creating textile accessories and clothes in beautiful linen for my label Le Fil rouge Textiles. Le Fil rouge Textiles is a lifestyle brand that embraces the beauty of simplicity. Pure, sustainable, high quality linen is used to create chic and timeless pieces