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

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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

Exhibition: Vancouver Mural Festival – Year 2 // Vancouver, Canada

I was lucky enough to get myself down to this year's Vancouver Mural Festival exhibition at the Burrard Arts Foundation a couple of days before it ended. It's the first time I've ever been to the space, which is conveniently located on East Broadway - only a few minutes walk from Main Street, and almost… Continue reading Exhibition: Vancouver Mural Festival – Year 2 // Vancouver, Canada

things to see: Vancouver, exhibitions

I'm super excited to be doing my first exhibition roundup in Canada! The art scene isn't quite as prolific, or should I say overwhelming here as in London, but London is a bit of a beast - and often there's so much to choose from that you always end up missing things. In Vancouver, however,… Continue reading things to see: Vancouver, exhibitions

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

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

And all of a sudden June is upon us

So as you may well know, we're leaving the UK on June 25th with a one way ticket to Canada, where we will be giving a new life a go on the IEC visa for the next 2 years. Months have melted into weeks and then soared into days, with that odd combination of time… Continue reading And all of a sudden June is upon us