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Fine arts students: It’s getting harder for our work to stay up on Instagram

Sech says that Instagram’s selective censorship is hurting emerging artists, and is also limiting authentic expression. “In mainstream media and these music videos that you’re watching — it’s usually a…
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Poet jaye simpson on queering and reclaiming the world of poetry

The Martlet sat down with poet jaye simpson to talk about their newest poetry collection, it was never going to be okay. From growing up in foster care, working as…
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Five B.C. original films to check out at this years VFF

Victoria Film Festival launches with an array of BC Films. Here is a list of five BC originals to check out in this year’s collection.

Persistent to potlatch: The continuity of Nuu-Chah-Nulth potlatches through COVID-19

Since time immemorial, coastal nations have engaged in the potlatch ceremony. Serving a wide range of purposes, Nuu-Chah-Nulth peoples utilized the ceremony as a means of preserving their histories. Some…
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Decolonizing the streets, one tag at a time

Kwakwaka’wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth graffiti artist PNDN has been bringing Indigenous art to the streets of Victoria since 2017.
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One Million Trees documentary uncovers the roots of the tree planting community

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a tree planter? Look no further. The documentary, One Million Trees, gives an honest insight into what tree planting is all…

The Martlet’s 2020 in photos

2020 was a historic and tumultuous year. The Martlet’s top photos show moments of resistance and resilience. To allow the images to speak for themselves, we’ve added very minimal captions.…
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Blue Bridge brings a warm and uncomplicated retelling of A Christmas Carol to your sitting room

Blue Bridge Repertory returns to the stage with a live-streamed performance of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, starring Stratford-veteran Sanjay Talwar. The performance was a paean to togetherness in a…
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Art, resistance, hope converge in LAND BACK exhibition

Exhibition at Open Space features Indigenous artists’ relationships with land and land defence According to Eli Hirtle, curator of the LAND BACK exhibition currently at Open Space, the chosen title…

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