Archive for December, 2020

Art for the Holidays

December 16, 2020

by Janet Nicol

From Winnipeg to Sydney on Vancouver Island, check out this holiday shopping round-up, available on-line at Galleries West magazine. (link below.) You will find great gift ideas based on my telephone interviews with gallery owners and artisan shop keepers across the West, all with the same message: shop local and support Canada’s art community.

Merry holidays and here’s to a bright 2021.

Sheena Lott, “Silence in the Snow,” no date; acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″ (courtesan Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, BC)

A Great Revolutionary Wave

December 3, 2020

 A Great Revolutionary Wave:  Women and the Vote in British Columbia,  Lara Campbell, Vancouver:  UBC Press, 2020.

Reviewed by Janet Nicol

Lara Campbell’s concise and engaging account re-thinks the history of the women’s vote in British Columbia as she follows the origins of the suffrage movement in the 1880s to the passage of provincial legislation granting white women the vote in 1917.   By extending the scope of these historic benchmarks and examining issues such as the suffrage movement’s racial exclusionary stance, social class alliances and global influences, the author offers a fresh look at our past.

Published in BC History magazine, Winter 2020