In Conversation with Cat Mills

In Conversation with Cat Mills

Cat Mills' short film FIXED! is one of our must-sees in this year's DOXA program. If you're invested in urban sustainability and community engagement, here's your film. “Repair Cafés bring together people from all walks of life, sticks them in the same room, and provides an excuse to help one another. People will be drawn to the cafés for financial reasons (it's free!), environmental reasons (keep items out of the landfill) and technical reasons (playing with technology—huzzah!), but regardless of the reasons, it is a safe place to get to know other people. It brings us together.

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Review: Dolores and City Voices at DOXA

Review: Dolores and City Voices at DOXA

It's that time of year again, folks! The stellar DOXA Documentary Film Festival is back with another finely curated line up—a cinematic smorgasbord, if you will. The fest doesn't officially start until May 4, but we've got a few previews in the works, to prime you all for what's to come. If you're at a loss for film picks, look no further! Our first two suggestions are here!

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Laura Piasta and #VMF at Burrard Arts Foundation

Laura Piasta and #VMF at Burrard Arts Foundation

On July 14th, Burrard Arts Foundation opened two new exhibitions, one featuring their spring artist in residence, Laura Piasta, and another housing the in-gallery component of the inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival. Piasta’s show, A Definite Volume But No Fixed State, is expertly curated within the gallery and give a the impression of an alien interior design. The ink works are mounted like paintings and layered with iridescent shimmer. The murals in miniature provide a snapshot of the styles of working Vancouver artists and represent a kind of contemporary Vancouver School of art. 

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Review: Pierce Jordan's Visual Space at Make Gallery

Review: Pierce Jordan's Visual Space at Make Gallery

Jordan's light sensitive piece, outside of being a great conversation starter, forces visitors to be loud to experience the full effect of the artwork. Being loud? In an art gallery? Strangers become friends while collectively shouting at art, while others frantically snap impeccable silhouette photos.

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Interview: Rebecca Chaperon

Interview: Rebecca Chaperon

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Vancouver-based artist Rebecca Chaperon will be speaking at Thrive Studio—a creative space for women artists in Mount Pleasant—as part of the studio’s monthly speaker series, Thrive Talks. You might recognize Chaperon’s work, which has been exhibited internationally, for her eerie surrealist landscapes often featuring crystals and/or icebergs.

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