Spring Gillard


Taking a break from blogging until I wrap up my MA degree. On the final stretch, but miles to go.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

October 28th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Art, blog | Leave a comment

Culture Days

You can take part in more than 50 arts and culture events through this coming weekend in Vancouver. The festival is part of Culture days, celebrated around the province. There will be arts tours, theatre and films, ballet classes, evening candlelight visits to museums, scratch animation workshops. You can even learn how to make a […]

City Fabric

I have been riding under this fabric beneath the Burrard Street Bridge for awhile now. I thought the City was still doing repairs on it. But then I noticed the sign and realized it was public art! Artists are Rebecca Bayer and Matthew Soules. Very cool. Read more here.


Deign to Open

There are a lot of museums and galleries on the UBC Point Grey campus and I’ve been trying to visit them all before I leave the student life. I’ve tried to get into the art gallery at the Audain Art Centre no less than four times. I’ve tried at different times of the year, different […]

Red Chairs

Saw this post from Jim Pennie on Facebook via a couple of my FB friends. Heart-achingly beautiful.

These chairs were laid out for a wedding in 1939 in Poland. The wedding was abandoned, and so were the chairs due to the German invasion. They were found again after the war with the trees growing […]

Dapper Buddha

Look what my Buddha picked up at the Folk Fest this year. It rivals last year’s head dresses. This work of art is from Dropping Form Designs in the Artisan Market. My friend Linda said I should use it as a “thinking cap” as I try to wrap up the thesis. Worth a try.


Hats Off

The beautiful Kwakwaka’wakw Centennial Pole in Hadden Park, Kitsilano Beach in front of the Maritime Museum is in need of support. Artist Mungo Martin carved the pole with his nephew Henry Hunt and his son David Martin back in 1958. The ten figures on the pole represent the ten Kwakwaka’wakw clans. This pole is an […]

Ancient Landscapes, Living Culture

The Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam First Nation and the Museum of Vancouver have collaborated on a new exhibition series called cəsnaʔəm, the city before the city. The region, currently known as “Marpole” was first occupied by the Musqueam five thousand years ago. In three locations, the exhibits explore Musqueam identity, culture and ongoing connection […]

Bike Arch

The weather has been so spring-like on the west coast that I am thinking about getting my bike tuned up and out on the road again. With cycling on my mind, I came across this inspiring bike art on a blog called Bikes4Life. Looks like it was originally posted on Green Renaissance though. Artists Mark […]

Enterprising Women Artists

I plan to do some Christmas shopping at Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA), an initiative of Atira Women’s Resource Society on the downtown eastside. The women’s collective hand-makes knitwear and jewellery, greeting cards, accessories and other beautiful crafts. They are open 11 to 6 daily at 56 East Hastings (til 7 on Fridays). In addition […]