Chigiri-e: The Language of Paper

Chigiri-e: The Language of Paper Leanne Lai Hildebrand Taiwanese Canadian Facebook Migration is for the possibility of a better future. This possibility can often be an uncertainty for you and your family. Change is facing your unknown self with courage, and not using the answers to create expectations for yourself. Should we approach this new … Read more

13 Months

JACK POOLE PLAZA Ali Istanda Bunun Facebook Instagram Twitter In the Bunun tribe, there is the practice of carving the year’s activities into wood. Following the moon, sometimes there is an extra month—the 13th month. Ali Istanda hopes that everyone can take this thirteenth month to rest and reminisce about the good things that happened … Read more

Untitled

JACK POOLE PLAZA Cyler Sparrow-Point Musqueam Link This print tells the story of Cyler’s discovery of an historically significant woven basket that had been buried in the muddy shores of the Fraser River near the town of Steveston. The artist created his imagery to reflect this dramatic experience, bringing together the action of the river … Read more

Untitled

JACK POOLE PLAZA Debra Sparrow & Isaiah Sparrow Musqueam Link Debra Sparrow was born and raised on the Musqueam Indian Reserve and is self-taught in Salish design and jewellery-making. Her work can be seen in various museums and institutions. Her nephew Isaiah Sparrow assisted her in carving this wood print for Big Print Steveston in … Read more

Two Sturgeons

JACK POOLE PLAZA Atheana Picha Salish / Kwantlen First Nation Link Instagram For this piece, I wanted to make two big sturgeons, close to their dimensions in real life. Sturgeons are gentle and slow-moving creatures that live deep in the river. They travel up and down the waterways, and can grow to be quite old. … Read more

My Family III

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Richard Hunt Kwakwaka’wakw Facebook Link Twitter From the left, the design features a bear holding a baby bear. Bear is used in the dance of the Animal Kingdom and Mother bear is dancing with her baby. The bottom is the Sisiutl, or two-headed serpent. Sisiutl was … Read more

Dragons

GRANVILLE ISLAND Studio 101 Eastside Arts Society Link Facebook Instagram Twitter Studio 101 is an Eastside Arts Society program dedicated to supporting diverse and engaging artistic experiences for Vancouver’s Eastside youth. Many Eastside schools have limited exposure to professional artists and arts experiences beyond the classroom. Studio 101 brings school children into participating Eastside Culture … Read more

Faces

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Studio 101 Eastside Arts Society Link Facebook Instagram Twitter Studio 101 is an Eastside Arts Society program dedicated to supporting diverse and engaging artistic experiences for Vancouver’s Eastside youth. Many Eastside schools have limited exposure to professional artists and arts experiences beyond the classroom. Studio 101 … Read more

Year of the Wood Dragon

GRANVILLE ISLAND Seeroro Chinese Canadian Instagram An illustration depicting the Year of the Wood Dragon using elements of traditional Chinese papercut design and festive lunar new year colours. The year of the Wood dragon wishes prosperity, vitality, and growth to all in the coming new year. Download Artwork Wallpaper Carolyn Wong is an illustrator and … Read more

In pursuit of the sun

GRANVILLE ISLAND Weiwei Xu Chinese Canadian Link Instagram Tumblr Twitter The Dragon leads Yan, the wanderer, through the forest in the depths of a harsh winter. There is nothing to fear in the elements, when the dragon keeps you warm as you forge your path ahead. This Lunar New Year, let’s venture freely into the … Read more