Art

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)
Ceramicist Ksenia Kil is the artist-in-residence at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery. Her exhibition ‘Elusive Labour’ runs from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Ceramicist reflects on history of unpaid female labour in Nanaimo exhibit

‘Elusive Labour’ vessel and sculpture show comes to Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery

Ceramicist Ksenia Kil is the artist-in-residence at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery. Her exhibition ‘Elusive Labour’ runs from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Artist Tanya Bub sits along the Dallas waterfront with her sculpture of a man called ' Arthur Heart' and one of a small dog. Don Denton photograph

Artist Tanya Bub creates fantastical driftwood creatures

Whimsical creations from Vancouver Island beaches

  • Aug 20, 2021
Artist Tanya Bub sits along the Dallas waterfront with her sculpture of a man called ' Arthur Heart' and one of a small dog. Don Denton photograph
Gabriola Woodworkers Guild member Rob Maynard is among those taking part in the upcoming ‘Wood Show’ at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. (Photo courtesy Lou Gagne)

Gabriola Woodworkers Guild showing off wares in upcoming exhibition

‘The Wood Show’ coming to Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre

Gabriola Woodworkers Guild member Rob Maynard is among those taking part in the upcoming ‘Wood Show’ at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. (Photo courtesy Lou Gagne)
A crocheted jersey is shown in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic crocheting and rug-hooking jerseys for the 14 teams — like the St. John’s Sissies and the Dildo Dykes — in his make-believe Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lucas Morneau

Artist faces off against homophobia with fantasy Queer Newfoundland Hockey League

Make-believe hockey league makes statement with ‘sissies,’ ‘pansies’ and ‘flamers’

A crocheted jersey is shown in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic crocheting and rug-hooking jerseys for the 14 teams — like the St. John’s Sissies and the Dildo Dykes — in his make-believe Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lucas Morneau
A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by Erin Haluschak

B.C. doctor may have stumbled upon 5-figure original painting in Value Village

Authentication of $120 purchase needed, but Wijmer oils can sell for between $20,000 to $350,000

A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Dorothy Sevcov adjusts one of her paintings on display as part of Art 10 Gallery’s August exhibition, ‘Celebrations.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Art 10 Gallery celebrates original member’s 90th birthday at upcoming show

Dorothy Sevcov’s works featured this month at Nanaimo North Town Centre gallery

Dorothy Sevcov adjusts one of her paintings on display as part of Art 10 Gallery’s August exhibition, ‘Celebrations.’ (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Last year Snaw-naw-as artist Grace Edwards painted a mural in downtown Lantzville. This year the district is once again asking artists to submit proposals for public art. (Bulletin file photo)

Lantzville aiming to add more public art to village core

For second year district asking artist to submit proposals for outdoor art

Last year Snaw-naw-as artist Grace Edwards painted a mural in downtown Lantzville. This year the district is once again asking artists to submit proposals for public art. (Bulletin file photo)
Artisans’ Studio member Sue Williams adjusts the display in the front window showing off items available for raffle as the studio celebrates 45 years. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s artist-run Artisans’ Studio celebrates 45th anniversary

Art works to be raffled off as group acknowledges milestone

Artisans’ Studio member Sue Williams adjusts the display in the front window showing off items available for raffle as the studio celebrates 45 years. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe
Vancouver artist Steve Brekelmans’s installation The Tallest Vessels is one of the contemporary contributions to the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s exhibition We Do Not Work Alone, a show highlighting the pottery in the gallery’s collection. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Art Gallery delves into pottery collection for latest exhibition

Works from the ’60s to modern day on display in ‘We Do Not Work Alone’

Vancouver artist Steve Brekelmans’s installation The Tallest Vessels is one of the contemporary contributions to the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s exhibition We Do Not Work Alone, a show highlighting the pottery in the gallery’s collection. (Josef Jacobson/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo potter Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from July 30 to Aug. 15. (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)

Nanaimo potter gets vulnerable in new collaborative exhibition

Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery

Nanaimo potter Joe Lyons presents ‘Permanence Resonance’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery from July 30 to Aug. 15. (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)

Nanaimo’s new welcoming totem pole to cost $50,000 more than expected

City now contributing $100,000 to project to bring totem pole to Maffeo Sutton Park

A totem pole by carver Noel Brown of Snuneymuxw and Kwagulth First Nations, seen here as as rough sketch, is coming to Spirit Square at Maffeo Sutton Park. (Images courtesy City of Nanaimo)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ – artist includes phrase on mural without approval

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association allows unapproved mural to take shape downtown

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’: Downtown mural used unapproved content

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ slogan included on Bob Bos mural was not approved by ADBA

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)