Art

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

 

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

 

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

 

Emma Henry’s bench ‘Sea of Colour’ was sold for $2,050. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Benchmark online auction raises more than $18,000

‘Sea of Colour’ bench by Emma Henry sold for $2,050

Emma Henry’s bench ‘Sea of Colour’ was sold for $2,050. (Submitted photo)
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)
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
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
Four Parksville Qualicum Beach area artists collaborated on a mural to beautify a small courtyard in Qualicum Beach. From left; Elena Del Vicario, Jessy Watson, Chanel Halladay and Deidre Michael. (Mandy Moraes photo)

5 Parksville Qualicum Beach area artists collaborate on courtyard mural

Project envisioned by Sea Thrift Artisan Boutique shop owner

Four Parksville Qualicum Beach area artists collaborated on a mural to beautify a small courtyard in Qualicum Beach. From left; Elena Del Vicario, Jessy Watson, Chanel Halladay and Deidre Michael. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Samples of Parksville Qualicum Beach artist, Louise Parrack’s, work. Parrack will host an art sale on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2021, where 25 per cent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Society of Organized Services (SOS) Project REBUILD. (Submitted photo)
Samples of Parksville Qualicum Beach artist, Louise Parrack’s, work. Parrack will host an art sale on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2021, where 25 per cent of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Society of Organized Services (SOS) Project REBUILD. (Submitted photo)
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
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
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
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)
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph

Master of the creative

Sculptor and designer Russell Papp

  • Jul 19, 2021
Sculptor Russell Papp stands in his backyard in the doorway to his artist studio. Don Denton photograph
Mike Slaco, owner of Electron Metalworks, works on a large-scale piece of Tseshaht First Nation-designed artwork that will be incorporated into the side of the Harbour Quay Clocktower once it is refurbished. Slaco is working with the City of Port Alberni on the project. (RACHEL THEUS PHOTO)

Central Island city applies for grants as cost to repair iconic clock tower grow

Port Alberni’s new plan is to replace clock with metal-panelled ‘story tower’

Mike Slaco, owner of Electron Metalworks, works on a large-scale piece of Tseshaht First Nation-designed artwork that will be incorporated into the side of the Harbour Quay Clocktower once it is refurbished. Slaco is working with the City of Port Alberni on the project. (RACHEL THEUS PHOTO)
Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Ceramic artist Ed Oldfield kneels next to his current raku pottery display at the Qualicum Arts Supply and Gallery, July 5, 2021. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Emily Carr canvas fetches $3 million at auction, some major works go unsold

‘Tossed by the Wind’ hammered down for $3.1 million — roughly twice its pre-sale estimate

Emily Carr’s 1939 forest scene, “Tossed by the Wind,” is shown in this handout image. A mature-period canvas by Emily Carr fetched more than $3 million at a Toronto auction, making it one of the most valuable works by the artist to come to market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffel Fine Art Auction House-Ward Bastian *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)

Vase made by Seth Rogen sells for $12,000 at Vancouver auction

The B.C.-born comedian has a new pot habit and it’s paying off

Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)