02 Aug 2020

Beautiful BC

Happy B.C. Day Long Weekend! Do you recognize this tartan? . . This is B.C.’s official tartan, designed by Victoria’s Earl K. Ward in 1967 and officially adopted by the province in 1974. Each colour in the tartan represents a signature aspect of British Columbia: i. White is for our

26 Jul 2020

Nikki Alagha

i. I work as an Industrial Designer, maker and artist. ii.  I do this creative work because: It brings me joy! I thrive on seeing an idea come to life. I have tried different jobs, but being creative just keeps me balanced. iii. A ‘typical’ day for me under Covid lockdown

21 Jul 2020

Missing Museums + Galleries

In a year that wasn’t 2020, lots of us would be looking to visit new cities – by car, by train, by air – and their museums and galleries. Thankfully, several great art institutes offer online browsing through their rooms and exhibits. Some of these museums have built their own

05 Jul 2020

Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s Never Ending Summer

“I use photography as a medium to create, rather than document,” talented Canadian photographer Joshua Jensen-Nagle told us last year, “allowing the viewer to bring their own associations to the images.  My photographs are often described as dream-like and evocative, as I attempt to draw the viewer into the work

12 Jun 2020

Michelle Nguyen: Predation

We’re excited that gifted artist, Michelle Nguyen, has a new show – Predation –  running online and in Toronto until June 20th. ‘This particular body of work,’ Nguyen writes in her artist statement, ‘explores the challenges of hybrid identity and cultural dysphoria through the utilization of representational binaries such as

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

31 May 2020

Gordon Parks. Protest

With the slaughter of George Floyd, America has finally erupted. Peaceful protests and barricades fuse into a jumble of broken bottles and swinging batons, rubber bullets and store fires. These crowd-filled, burning streets could be streets from the Sixties. For those of us who weren’t there, Sixties flashbacks come via

26 May 2020

Erin Armstrong

Look list to list and you’ll find her name: ‘One to watch,’ ‘Six New Art Stars,’ ’20 Emerging Artists in the World to Follow.’ Talented young Canadian artist Erin Armstrong, born in 1990, has been generating all sorts of excitement across the art world, with corporate clients, and in international

22 May 2020

Tiko Kerr. Wild Life

i. I am a: Visual artist and activist.   ii. On a ‘typical’ day, you’ll find me: In my studio.   iii. The name of our current show is: Wild Life. . Processional. 2019 . Night Moves. 2017 .   iv. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less,

15 May 2020

Awakenings

Talented Vancouver artist, Andre Petterson, has created a new artwork, Storm, seen in our header. Storm, Petterson tells us,  “is from a new series I’m procrastinating about. Did I say that? I’ve been wanting to make a body of work about climate change and this is one of the first.