Northern Pacific Humpback Whales’ Protected Status Under Threat

April 27, 2014


BY: Shelley Elk [first posted on April 22, 2014 –] Amid concerns about the Northern Gateway pipeline – the Canadian Government is threatening to amend the status of humpback whales from a threatened species to a species of concern,  CBC reports. In a Canadian government gazette dated April 19 2014, the Canadian government has […]

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Madiba – Hamba Kahle

December 6, 2013


Three paintings completed by Shelley Elk, were inspired by Madiba’s Long walk to freedom – and her original sketches – Mother and child in Qunu, The Resistance, and, Liberation/Dancing Figures. The paintings [above], by Shelley Elk, are pictured at the 2012  Mandela@94 group exhibition, held at Origins Center, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, installed by […]

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Vancouver art student’s inspiring design journey

December 4, 2013


In this interview with Shelley Elk,  Jonathon Wayne, a student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, who has a storefront on, talks about his designs, and shares his insights into getting your work out there.

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10 things to do when you’re bored

August 12, 2013


Seriously? you’re bored? 1. Write a poem 2. Read a book 3. Go for a walk. 4. Volunteer. 5. Picnic. 6. Make some art. 7. Write a letter and mail it. 8. Do that one thing you’ve been procrastinating. 9. Rewrite your goals. 10. Plan something for yourself, or someone else. 11. Get to the […]

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Missing Masterpieces

July 20, 2013


It has recently been reported by various news outlets, [including NYT, AP, Washington Post] that seven masterpieces taken during an October heist from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam,  may have been burnt to ashes in Romania to hide the evidence. As a tribute to the artists, and in memory of the works that may be […]

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Polar Bear Swim [Photographs: Shelley Elk]

January 1, 2013


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A ninety year old new year tradition took place today at English Bay in Vancouver, Canada when over two thousand swimmers raced into the ocean just after 2.30pm. Life guards were on duty at the water’s edge and in boats.. The event drew about 18 000 spectators. Here are a few pictures to give you […]

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Installation at Cottonwood Gardens, Vancouver

November 17, 2012



@NoThruRoad – Installation: Shelley Elk