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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vancouver’s annual Capture Photography Festival, a citywide celebration of lens-based art that involves over 70 galleries, institutions and public places, kicks off April 1. more

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A series of balloons shaped like sealskin floats greets visitors to Vancouver’s Fazakas Gallery this month. more

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