apologies for the radio silence

I've been quiet over the last few weeks because the boyfriend and I have been looking for a place to rent in one of the most competitive rental markets in the world. I'll have to write a more detailed post about the process and our experience of it thus far, but what I will say… Continue reading apologies for the radio silence

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things to see: Vancouver, Exhibitions

Hard to believe, but it's already October!! The sun is still trying it's best to carry on shining and is keeping the clouds and rain at bay for now, and of course a new month means a new set of exhibitions to check out. This month is a little quieter as far as arts-events-outside-of-a-gallery go,… Continue reading things to see: Vancouver, Exhibitions

Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

Before I get into the nitty gritty of what the last few months have been like, and what it's like settling in to life in a new country - I thought I'd just give those of you who are unfamiliar a rough outline of what the IEC visa is. The IEC (International Experience Canada) is… Continue reading Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

Scaling back your art practice for long term travel – the early days

I'm still in the early days of this, but I had to do some serious thinking about what materials to bring with me to Canada. As a printmaker who had been dealt the ridiculously lucky hand of having an artist residency at Central St Martins, I had finally emerged and blossomed from my kitchen table… Continue reading Scaling back your art practice for long term travel – the early days

A mouth full of ulcers

So this morning I resolved to write a little about my work experience so far in Canada. Then some interesting things happened at work, which led to my having to make good on that idea of 'do at least one thing a day that makes you uncomfortable'. Anyway, more on that later.... So back in… Continue reading A mouth full of ulcers

Van Mural Fest 2017 – how we made our mark

This year marks the second ever Mural Festival in Vancouver, taking place from the 7th - 12th August around the Mount Pleasant and Strathcona areas of the city. There are tons of new murals going up, and it's a really exciting time for street art in the city - which has completely transformed the area… Continue reading Van Mural Fest 2017 – how we made our mark

The difficult days

So in the flurry of excitement and organisational chaos of the last few months, there have only been a few days where emotions have peaked and things have become a little overwhelming. I think it's an important thing to recognise, and something which is pretty inevitable when you move to a new country. Before our… Continue reading The difficult days