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Austin Kleon's Ted Talk: Don't Worry Too Much About Artistic Originality


Austin Kleon is here to tell us that we don't need to worry about being original - because there isn't really a purely original thing that can be created. In the process of this Ted Talk video Kleon talks about how "originality" is really a transformative mash-up of the influence of others - especially those ideas and creations that have a meaningful impact on us. Next time you feel utter disgust at how fabulously talented someone is let them inspire you like Austin Kleon suggests in this video. As an artist you are selectively collecting ideas and information that will be blended together in the creation of your artwork.


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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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