Emily Carr alumnus Jeremy Hof (07) received the distinguished $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition award Thursday, September 25, 2008 for his work, Layer Painting Red. The award for emerging artists, is one of the largest in Canada. The national public touring exhibition showcasing the works of all 15 finalists is currently in Ottawa and will travel across the country.
Emily Carr alumni Polly Gibbons ('97), Connie Sabo ('03), and Debbie Tuepah ('11) along with Rhys Edwards have formed a new curatorial collective, AgentC Projects. As part of the Newton PopUp project, The City of Surrey has sponsored AgentC Project's first space, AgentC Gallery. Newton Popup is a cultural initiative working to bring business and communitiy closer though improved safety, quailty of life and engagment in the Newton Town Centre. AgentC's first show, Gross Density Parcel, runs in conjunction with the Day of Drawing Collective and Newton POP UP, July 23rd to October 1st 2015.
Alumnus Richard Heikkilä-Sawan ('15) is the British Columbia Regional Winner for the 2015 BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition.
Alexander Farah's ('14) award-winning short film Sahar, which premiered at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, is now online and available to the public. Farah's film has been selected for the reputable ShortoftheWeek.com and has since then, become an exclusive Vimeo Staff Pick
Watch the film here: Sahar.
As a creative art director she worked on the campaign at Cheil Worldwide and developed an app which helps children with autism make eye contact. The campaign which already has won both Silver and Bronze in Mobile this week at Cannes Lions, as well as a Silver Lion in PR.
Kelowna-based artist Jolene Mackie ('09) will be participating in her first solo exhibition in Vancouver at Omega Gallery from June 26 to July 31, 2015.
The exhibit, Beyond the Scenery asks...
Have you ever dreamed about lying on soft clouds slowly swaying cross dim moonlight? Emptying your turbid mind, you are drifting aimlessly like snatches of melody rippling in the breeze. Sailing in our galaxy, we all wish to be taking an adventure alone from shimmering morning to starring night. The crystal-clear lake brings you back to the very beginning of life, linking your mind, body and spirit with peaceful nature.
Equinox Gallery presents Day School, a new exhibition of work by Sonny Assu ('02). Sonny Assu is currently a Masters Candidate in Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. This exhibition marks his return to Vancouver and is his fourth solo exhibition with Equinox Gallery.
Gabrielle Strong ('15) is the 2015 CERAM-AiR Artist-in-Residence at the Ceatani Centre in Vernon, BC. The Caetani Centre and the Arts Council of North Okanagan partner to present this residency. The residency invites ceramic and interdisciplinary artists to explore, develop and express thier creative voices by providing time and space for artists to pursue their work. Artists are encouraged to expand their understanding of ceramics and other mediums throughout the residency.