Gabriola Island – with its rocky ocean scenery, rich First Nations history and more than 70 known petroglyphs – has naturally attracted artists over the decades. Now dubbed ‘Isle of the Arts’, Gabriola and nine of its artisans are the subject of a new film: A Time For Making. We spoke to
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