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It’s been a busy few months. In June, we worked with our friends artist Gareth Gaudin and Alison at Dales Gallery to create a show of Gareth’s original drawings from the graphic novel Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To, which is a collaboration with spoken-word poet Shane Koyczan. The original drawings are now available for purchase here. I’ve been making a lot of new jewellery; some goes up on the online store, some to Eclectic Gallery in Oak Bay, and some we keep around for our open studios which we’ve been having about once a month. GJ’s been very prolific making sculpture. He’s working on a figurative piece today and has two new kinetic pieces, one of which you can see in action here. GJ also submitted recently to Dug North: The Automata Blog and had one of his kinetic pieces featured; very exciting!

A new figurative piece in progress, by GJ Pearson

A new figurative piece in progress, by GJ Pearson.

Beast on a Biscuit Tin, kinetic sculpture by GJ Pearson.

Beast on a Biscuit Tin, kinetic sculpture by GJ Pearson.

Jumping Machine, video to come soon.

Jumping Machine by GJ Pearson; video to come soon.

Pearls, glass and silver.

Firehorse Designs new necklace: Pearls, glass and silver.

Black stones, grey pearls and glass.

Firehorse Designs new necklace: Black stones, grey pearls and glass.

Pink pearls, rose quartz and Italian glass.

Firehorse Designs new necklace: Pink pearls, rose quartz and Italian glass.

Various jades and pearls in shades of green.

Firehorse Designs new necklace: Various jades and pearls in shades of green.

Mother of pearl, gold-coloured fresh-water pearls and glass.

Firehorse Designs new necklace: Mother of pearl, gold-coloured fresh-water pearls and glass.

Carnelian, brown jade and silver.

Firehorse Designs new necklace: Carnelian, brown jade and silver.

We’ve been helping with another art show at Dales Gallery in Victoria BC, this time for our amazing friend Gareth Gaudin. Gareth recently collaborated with the spoken word poet Shane Koyczan, creating a graphic novel from Shane’s latest collection of poetry. The show features all of the original pages from the book, plus a lot of Gareth’s other works. Along with the reception for the art show, we held a Monster Sisters Party to launch the 3rd issue of Gareth’s latest comic series Enid Jupiter and Lyra Gotham, the Monster Sisters. Dozens of wee children and their families spent the afternoon colouring, such fun! You can see most of the show here. If you’re in Victoria, the show runs until next Saturday, June 28. You can find some great press about the show here, here, here, and here.

The show poster.

The show poster.

Hanging day, the brick wall.

Hanging day, the brick wall.

Hanging day, the large chicken illuminated on the back wall.

Hanging day, the large chicken illuminated on the back wall.

Gareth being interviewed by Efren from Exhibit-V. See the whole interview here.

Gareth being interviewed by Efren from Exhibit-V.

Some of the art, plus the Monster Sisters party poster.

Some of the art, plus the Monster Sisters party poster.

Besides all 100+ pieces on the walls, there are two large binders full of originals and prints.

Besides all 100+ pieces on the walls, there are two large binders full of originals and prints.

Red dots!

Red dots!

The reception, Friday 13 June 2014.

The reception, Friday 13 June 2014.

The reception, Friday 13 June 2014.

The reception, Friday 13 June 2014.

The reception, Friday 13 June 2014.

The reception, Friday 13 June 2014.

Ready for the Monster Sisters party.

Ready for the Monster Sisters party.