Art

Artist Audie Murray’s installation piece We Are Always Love is among the works on display as part of her Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibition, Pawatamihk. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Artist presents dream-inspired exhibition at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Calgary-based multi-disciplinary artist Audie Murray makes Nanaimo debut with ‘Pawatamihk’

 

Work by artists Cassidhe McNulty, Logan Alvarez and Tamara Nachtigall (cropped, from left) are among those that will be on display as part of the Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo art show. (Photos supplied)

Nanaimo youth volunteer group presents its first art show

Youth 20/20 Can Nanaimo to exhibit work at Country Club Centre on Saturday, Oct. 23

 

In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Price a record for the artist, and close to 20 times the piece’s pre-shredded price

 

Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini’s latest exhibition ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo artist paints cars from his childhood in new exhibit

Rod Corraini presents ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ at Art 10 Gallery through October

Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini’s latest exhibition ‘Yesteryear’s Wheels’ is on display at Art 10 Gallery until the end of the month. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Mary Ann Richards and Dirk Huysman of D’dance Glass studio are taking part in their 10th Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour. (Photo courtesy Blair Mann)

Gabriola Arts Council presents 25th annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour

In-person event returns after tour was presented online last year due to COVID-19

Mary Ann Richards and Dirk Huysman of D’dance Glass studio are taking part in their 10th Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour. (Photo courtesy Blair Mann)
Cole Speck sits in his Campbell River studio among some incomplete works. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island artist carves own path while honouring past

Beau Dick protege, Cole Speck, makes magnificent masks

Cole Speck sits in his Campbell River studio among some incomplete works. Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror
VP of Vancouver Island Blacksmith’s Association, Rob Sainsbury, demonstrates the art of blacksmithing at the shop in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Vancouver Island blacksmith hammering new era for a legacy trade

Demonstrations occur at local events and during workshops held by the group

VP of Vancouver Island Blacksmith’s Association, Rob Sainsbury, demonstrates the art of blacksmithing at the shop in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Stz’uminus artist Daniel R. Elliott examines his painting ‘Red Herring,’ one of the pieces on display in his Winds of Change exhibit at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Indigenous artist ponders colonialism and reconciliation in VIU exhibit

Daniel R. Elliott of Stz’uminus First Nation presents ‘Winds of Change’ at Malaspina Theatre

Stz’uminus artist Daniel R. Elliott examines his painting ‘Red Herring,’ one of the pieces on display in his Winds of Change exhibit at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-based poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé is concluding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ series with a performance at the Brannen Lake boat launch. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery wraps up Millstone River-themed summer event series

Poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé to perform at Brannen Lake boat launch

Nanaimo-based poet and songwriter Sonnet L’Abbé is concluding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s ‘Huli u’tu staluẃ/Riverbed’ series with a performance at the Brannen Lake boat launch. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

New welcome totem pole installed at Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park

15-metre pole by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown features a matriarch, orca, bear and eagle

A new welcome pole carved by Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown is put in place Monday, Sept. 27, at Maffeo Sutton Park. A ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, during an event called Honouring Our Children and Survivors on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)

Island Coast Salish artist’s colourful design selected for newest BC Ferries vessel

Maynard Johnny Jr. honoured for his vision for the Salish Heron

Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)
The City of Nanaimo is de-accessioning Underwater Fantasy, a mural by artist Dan Richey that has decorated the Maffeo Sutton Park toilet block for the last 16 years. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo to paint over Maffeo Sutton Park bathroom mural

‘Underwater Fantasy’ mural was first installed in 2005

The City of Nanaimo is de-accessioning Underwater Fantasy, a mural by artist Dan Richey that has decorated the Maffeo Sutton Park toilet block for the last 16 years. (City of Nanaimo image)
VIU professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’ as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series. (Photo submitted)

VIU begins fall lecture series with talk about representation of women artists

Professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’

VIU professor Jennifer Griffiths presents ‘Women Artists and Italian Futurism’ as part of the Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series. (Photo submitted)
Yvonne Vander Kooi, Cheryle Harrison, Marie Leduc, Jesse Birch and Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun (clockwise from left) are the members of the City of Nanaimo Art in Public Spaces Working Group. (Photos courtesy Kim Smythe, Adam Kennedy/f8 Photography, Bulletin file photos)

City of Nanaimo puts together public art advisory group

Five people with diverse art backgrounds to review proposals and sit on selection panels

Yvonne Vander Kooi, Cheryle Harrison, Marie Leduc, Jesse Birch and Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun (clockwise from left) are the members of the City of Nanaimo Art in Public Spaces Working Group. (Photos courtesy Kim Smythe, Adam Kennedy/f8 Photography, Bulletin file photos)
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph

Photographer Catherine Babault’s passion for the wild spaces

Nature and wildlife photography a full time business

  • Sep 17, 2021
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph
On Sept. 18 Chilliwack-based ceramic artist Laura Wee Láy Láq will give an artist talk at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, which is currently displaying some of her work. (Bulletin file photo/Laura Wee Lay Laq)

Potter discusses practice, ‘honouring the earth’ at Nanaimo Art Gallery

Chilliwack artist Laura Wee Láy Láq has work on dislplay in gallery’s current exhibition

On Sept. 18 Chilliwack-based ceramic artist Laura Wee Láy Láq will give an artist talk at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, which is currently displaying some of her work. (Bulletin file photo/Laura Wee Lay Laq)
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

Colourful modern interpretations of pictographs

  • Sep 15, 2021
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe
‘Covid Interior E’ is one of the paintings by Nanaimo artist Grant Leier on display at Gallery Merrick from Sept. 10 to 17. (Photo courtesy Joe Bembridge)

Nanaimo artist showcasing pandemic-inspired paintings at Gallery Merrick

Grant Leier presents paintings from ‘New Work Strange Times’ series

‘Covid Interior E’ is one of the paintings by Nanaimo artist Grant Leier on display at Gallery Merrick from Sept. 10 to 17. (Photo courtesy Joe Bembridge)
The Nanaimo Arts Council is exhibiting interactive work by Amber Morrison Fox (left) and Celena Barnes (right). Artist Matthew Fox worked on both projects, creating a video game and 3-D sculptures. (Photos courtesy the artists)

Online Nanaimo Arts Council exhibits feature video game, interactive sculptures

Exhibitions to run concurrently in NAC’s virtual Moon Jelly gallery

The Nanaimo Arts Council is exhibiting interactive work by Amber Morrison Fox (left) and Celena Barnes (right). Artist Matthew Fox worked on both projects, creating a video game and 3-D sculptures. (Photos courtesy the artists)
Paintings by Jessamyn Box, Julie King and Andrea Soos (cropped, from left) will be on display as part of a joint exhibition at Gallery Merrick from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3. (Photos courtesy the artists)

Trio of abstract artists showing recent work at Nanaimo’s Gallery Merrick

Artists Andrea Soos, Julie King and Jessamyn Box present joint exhibition

Paintings by Jessamyn Box, Julie King and Andrea Soos (cropped, from left) will be on display as part of a joint exhibition at Gallery Merrick from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3. (Photos courtesy the artists)