Anteism Artist Book Shortlisted for ABoTM Prize

Canadian Haircut Cut Shortlisted for Artist Book Award

James Kirkpatrick & Peter Thompson's collaborative zine is part of the Art Gallery of York Universities Artist Book Exhibition.

Anteism's artist book / zine Canadian Haircut Cut ( by Peter Thompson and James Kirkpatrick ) has been shortlisted for the "Artist's Book of the Moment" by the Art Gallery of York University. The AGYU has a list of all the books submitted to the exhibition.

Pick up a copy of the zine for $6 in our shop.

Woodpile Collective - Art Exhibition "Knew"

Woodpile Collective | KNEW

Art Exhibition Opening Friday, August 7th - 7:00pm

Running through till September 4th.

Victoria favourites Woodpile Collective will be having an art exhibition at a new gallery in Victoria called Boucherat. Boucherat is owned and operated by Kristin and Bill of Studio 16.5 and Regalia. The gallery is a welcome addition to Victoria's vibrant arts community. Bill and Kristin have been an ingredient in the glue that has held the young art scene in Victoria together. If you haven't already, come down and view the new space.

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Keith Jones @ Hunter & Cook Gallery

Keith Jones at Hunter and Cook Gallery in Toronto, June 5, 2009. Comic extravaganza - and garbage. Camera: Jeremy Bailey  / Editor: Ryan Edwards / Host: Nadja Sayej

Keith Jones makes more garbage than Fisher Price, in a good way. His drawings look like an apocalypse after a nuclear toybox explosion. Gasmasked survivors running around stealing hub caps and rummaging through the crap. Stray animals seem to be less concerned with all the odds and ends than the freak humans. I've noticed Keiths artwork as a timeline to Nobodyland. His earlier work had people driving around in their cars and everything was relatively normal. Then one day, I don't know when, shit hit the fan so to say. And there was garbage eveywhere. In the begining people seemed to get along because they had all the crap they needed around them. As time progresses in Nobodyland human nature rears it's ugly head and the guns come out. I'm not sure what everyone is fighting about, maybe they're clausterphobic? What's the next step after humans blow the shit out of each other?The word on the street is the animals are gaining strength...

Hunter and Cook also publishes a great big art magazine, which is published three times a year. Here's a list of places where you can buy it

Polychrome Fine Arts

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Victoria has a new gallery called Polychrome Fine Arts.

"SHAWN SHEPHERD AND MARY PATTERSON CONCEIVED POLYCHROME FINE ARTS & PUBLISHING CO. AS AN OUTLET FOR THE PRODUCTION, EXHIBITION, SALES AND DISTRIBUTION OF FINE ART. WE ALSO OFFER CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING AS WELL AS ART RELATED MERCHANDISE."

The first show in the gallery is titled HOBNOB and runs from June 14 - Aug 30 HOBNOB, will offer an eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, prints and merchandise by the following artists: Levi Amidlak, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Lissa Calvert, Charles Campbell, DRFR, Miles Eldredge, David Gifford, Roy Green, Doug Jarvis, Flemming Jorgensen, Michael Lewis, James Lindsay, Jeff Maltby, Brian MacDonald, J McLaughlin, Nadine Ozubko, Brock Radelet, Philip Robinson, Phyllis Serota, Shawn Shepherd, Isa Smiler, Adrienne Traviss, Douglas Wilson, Sarah Qittusuk

POLYCHROME FINE ARTS GALLERY IS LOCATED AT 1113 FORT ST VICTORIA BC CANADA V8V 3K9. HOURS OF OPERATION: WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 10-6PM AND SUNDAYS 12-6PM