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John Thomson

John Thomson

Vancouver-based journalist John Thomson holds a BFA in painting from the University of Manitoba School of Art. Trained at the CBC after graduation, he comes from a news and current affairs background and today writes arts-related stories for a variety of local, regional and national publications.

Indian performative photography tackles gender, culture and sexual identity. Read more

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Artist uses everything from mattresses to mop buckets at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Read more

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A multicultural exhibition of funerary vessels and structures boldly addresses mortality and rituals around death. Read more

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Anne Low offers a unique take on furnishings, function and imagined lives. Read more

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West Vancouver Art Museum celebrates the late architect’s Modernist legacy. Read more

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Contemporary women artists from Aboriginal Australia reveal fascinating glimpses of an evolving culture. Read more

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Hyperreal sculptures that challenge our concepts of beauty and empathy are among the highlights at the Vancouver Biennale. Read more

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Commercial photographer Dick Oulton’s portrait of mid-century life at the Polygon Gallery. Read more

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Canadian artists trying their luck south of the border reflect on the thrills – and challenges – of making art in Los Angeles. The scene is thriving, but also tough. Read more

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A Vancouver show explores how creative expression has helped Latin Americans cope with oppression. By turns, it is darkly humorous and woefully tragic. Read more

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A wide-ranging show at the Vancouver Art Gallery that celebrates a classic Canadian icon is anything but claustrophobic. Read more

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The conventional boundaries of an avant-garde movement that celebrated strong emotions and the vagaries of subjective experience are expanded in a show at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Read more

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Art about the nuclear age is the focus of a sobering show at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Read more

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Whimsy and social commentary mark Japanese art star Takashi Murakami’s exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Read more

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From a distance, they look like hard edge paintings. Closer inspection reveals something else. Read more

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Acclaimed Vancouver architect John Patkau knows steel. It’s a key element in the buildings he designs. Read more

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The Polygon Gallery on the North Vancouver waterfront has launched its first show, which looks at the city, past and present. Read more

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Australian artist Gordon Bennett’s exhibition is a powerful attack on systemic racism. Read more

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Vancouver artist Michael Fitzsimmons wears two hats. One as a furniture re-finisher and the other as an artist who turns those same resins and solvents into complex abstract paintings. Read more

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Regina artist Heather Cline is on a mission – to mark Canada’s 150th birthday with landscape paintings and audio recordings that honour small-town Canadiana. Read more

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