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Season’s Greetings

December 7, 2019

Linocut (A/P) Russian church in Strathcona, Vancouver. J.M. Nicol

Original print (1/1) Available at Dundarave Print Workshop $10 SOLD

Behind the Magic

November 19, 2019

by Janet Nicol

Working conditions have created a powder keg inside dozens of Vancouver’s animation studios.

In this cover story for Our Times magazine, I interview artists employed on contracts in Vancouver and Toronto animation studios, as well as the organizers working toward building a union as a means to better their conditions.

The full article is available in the Fall 2019 issue of Our Times magazine, available this month at Chapters/Indigo and some independent book stores as well as on-line subscription.  The article is also posted on line at the “Our Times” magazine website.

‘On the Curve’ talk at Victoria art gallery

October 4, 2019

Guest Speaker Janet Nicol: “On the Curve:  The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews”

FRIDAY OCT 11 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join the Gallery Associates in the Spencer Mansion and enjoy a lively and informational talk with Janet Nicol about the life and art of British-Canadian artist Sybil Andrews. Known for her bold linocut prints, Sybil Andrews was a professional female artist during the late 20th century, a distinctly male-dominated world. She is now recognized as one of Canada’s most prominent artists of the time.

Inspired by the working-class community of Campbell River where she lived, her art is known for its honest depiction of ordinary people at work and play on Canada’s West Coast.

Books available for sale from the Gallery Shop.

Presented in collaboration with the Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and Caitlin Press.

*Please note that there is limited space available.

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Thank you to all the AGGV Associates and members of the public who came out for this book talk event.   The interest and enthusiasm for Sybil Andrews and her art work was very genuine and warm.

Campbell River Mirror covers ‘On the Curve’ launch

June 1, 2019

Click on link below to read Campbell River Mirror story on the launch
of “On the Curve” at the Sybil Andrews cottage May 31 and Museum June 1.

New book looks at Sybil Andrews’ legacy

 

April 19, 2019

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the VPL event on June 12. 

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Book talk & signing – June 18, 2019 at 7pm – Presented by On the Curve author Janet Nicol and Vancouver artists Esther Rausenberg & Richard Tetrault, 884 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Thank you to hosts Esther and Richard and everyone who came out to this event on June 18.

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Book talk & signing – June 20, 2019 at 6:30pm, Presented by On the Curve author Janet Nicol and Dundarave Print Workshop, Granville Island, Vancouver, June 20, 1029 at 6:30 pm

Thank you to all who came out to the event.

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BOOK LAUNCH – MUSEUM AT CAMPBELL RIVER – Saturday, June 1 @ 1pm – and
Meet and Greet Friday, May 30 at 7pm at Sybil and Walter’s cottage.

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Photo of author with Fern Seaboyer and her daughter Kim at “Meet and Greet” inside Sybil’s cottage.  

Many thanks to volunteers of the Sybil Andrews Heritage Society and Campbell River Arts Council and staff at Museum of Campbell River for hosting the events–and to all those who came out on May 31 and June 1.

Sunday June 2 @ 2pm – Book talk and signing at the Powell River library.

On the Curve:  The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews by Janet Nicol, Caitlin Press 2019

978-1-987915-87-7 / 1987915879
8×7, 160 pages, colour photos
Paperback price: $28.95

Available on order at Catlin Press and bookstores.  More info at  -http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/on-the-curve/

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King Tide

January 19, 2019

“King Tide”  Linocut with Indian Ink,  1/4, by Janet Nicol.  $20 SOLD 09-2019 @ Dundarave Print Workshop

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“Cedar” Linocut, 1/2 by Janet Nicol.  $20 –  SOLD (4/2019 @ DPW)

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“Lily Pads on Pond” 1/1 Drypoint Etching by Janet Nicol $30 –  SOLD (8/2019 @ DPW)

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“Endless Sea” 2/2 Linocut with water-colour marks by Janet Nicol    $20

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“Petals,” Acrylics on embossed Japanese Mulberry Paper    Janet Nicol   (NFS)

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3/7  Woodcut Print (Reductive)    “Autumn Days”      Janet Nicol      $20

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2/4  Woodcut Print       “Highland Home”    Janet Nicol     $20

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1/1    Linocut on Watercolor Marks  “Moon over the North Shore”  Janet Nicol  $10

 

 

 

Feminism needs mentioning

April 28, 2017

by Janet Nicol

In this opinion piece for the April 27 2017 issue of the Jewish Independent newspaper, I critique the state of the world through a feminist lens, inspired by a lively panel discussion April 9 at Vancouver’s Peretz Centre entitled “Israel, Canada and Me in the Age of Trump.”

Print copies of the issue are available at certain cafes and public spaces around Vancouver and by subscription and on-line at – http://www.jewishindependent.ca/feminism-needs-mentioning/

A Celtic Christmas

December 14, 2015

Exploring the Mystical Kyle of Tongue

by Janet Nicol

Along Scotland’s most northern coast is a charming Highland retreat overlooking a point of land jutting out like a tongue. Vistiors to the village, known as Tongue and its inlet, the Kyle of Tongue, can expect to explore spellbinding landscape.

So begins the story of a pilgramage to my paternal ancestors’ croft along the northern tip of the British Isles a decade ago. My encounters with the memorable landscape, flocks of sheep and a lone “Nicol” clanswoman are chronicled in the December, 2009 issue of Celtic Life magazine, published out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Here’s a short video (with thanks to the person who posted the clip anonymously on the internet) panning the landscape, where not just the Celts dwelled, but also for a time, Norsemen and Romans.