Wrap-Up for Soapstone Carving Workshop

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I was asked by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council to lead a soapstone carving workshop for beginners. We were very happy to have Melanie, Darrell, Don, Colleen and Charlotte join me for three consecutive Tuesday evenings in February.

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Binkley Owl Flies to Prince Edward Island

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I am pleased to announce that my sculpture, “Stately Owl” has found the home of acupuncturist, Daniel Schulman in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Daniel contacted me via email, saying he loved the piece and wanted it to complete a vignette he was […]

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Michael Binkley at Harmony Arts Festival 2016

I have been invited by the Harmony Arts Festival to do two interactive stone polishing demonstrations at the “Dialogue” stones in John Lawson Park in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. I did one on Wednesday afternoon and will be there again Saturday afternoon,  August 6, 2016.

The “Dialogue” stones consist of five rough marble quarry blocks of […]

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Female Nude Finds Home in Italy

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I got an email from a new prospective collector last month, asking after my Female Torso sculpture. Nicola made an appointment to visit the gallery during his stay in Vancouver for a tech conference. He is the owner of Securcube, a digital forensics company which he has developed, based in Asolo, Italy.

He just […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Final Review

albert serra venice biennale 2015 spain michael binkley sculpture vancouver canada

albert serra venice biennale 2015 spain michael binkley sculpture vancouver canada

I will end my posts on Michelle and my visits to the Venice Biennale 2015 with the exhibit by Spanish artist, Albert Serra’s films, titled “Singularity,” 2015.

This exhibit was in a warehouse on Isola di San Pietro, […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 5

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sarah lucas venice biennale 2015 michael binkley sculptor sculpture

British artist Sarah Lucas is the sole exhibitor in the Great Britain pavilion in il Giardino at the Venice Biennale 2015. Other than her three small scale balloon-animal cat sculptures, the rest of her work is very sexual in […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Part 4

Michael binkley sculpture sculptor venice biennale 2015 italy kutlug ataman

Michael binkley sculpture sculptor venice biennale 2015 italy kutlug ataman

Blue is my favourite colour and today I’ll cover three artworks at the Venice Biennale 2015 that I was drawn to initially because of blue. Above is Turkish artist, Kutlug Ataman’s piece titled “Portrait of Sakip Sabanci”, 2011. […]

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Venice Biennale 2015 – Overview

michael binkley sculptor sculpture venice biennale 2015 vancouver canadaMichelle and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation in Italy. We began our trip in Venice, and we took in the 2015 Venice Biennale – arguably the most prestigious fine art exhibition in the world.

Over the course […]

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