Studio H Canada International Art Residency – Call to Artists

We are pleased to announce that the Studio H Canada International Artist Residency is now accepting applications. This unique residency is custom-designed to meet your individual needs and goals in a safe and supportive environment. Artists are invited to apply now for art residencies of any duration in this idyllic setting on Vancouver Island in…

Cowichan Knitting: History and Continuity

In this post I will focus on the a bit more on the background history of the Cowichan knitters and their techniques and how contemporary artists are responding to this history and honouring it.

The Cowichan Women’s traditional sweaters, issues of intellectual property and cultural appropriation.

A flurry of media reports concerning the Cowichan Tribe’s claim that their famous sweater designs were being used illegally by the Hudson’s Bay Company for the 2010 Olympics held in Vancouver, BC Canada raised important issues around intellectual property and cultural appropriation. The outcome of the issue highlights the limits of legal, artistic and economic protection for creators of cultural products in this age of globalization.