September 26, 2014 - 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)




The Talkback

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us to hear Tim Barber, Danielle Krysa and Ian Wallace speak at The Talkback! This year, our theme was ‘BREAKTHROUGH | Thoughts, ideas + exchange on taking your practice to the next level’

Our panel of guest speakers each reflected on their personal breakthrough moments and shared insights into their personal creative/professional adventures.

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Watch Tim Barber, Danielle Krysa (aka the Jealous Curator) and Ian Wallace talk about their breakthrough moments





Talkback proudly presents our 2014 Featured Speakers




Tim Barber (’03)


Tim Barber grew up in Amherst Massachusetts, lived for a few years in the mountains of Northern Vermont, before studying photography at Emily Carr. A photographer, curator and designer, Barber runs the creative community platform (formerly known as and curates and exhibits his work globally.

His work has been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal among many others and he has shot portraits of celebrities such as Willem Dafoe, Will Farrell, and had corporate gigs for high profile clients like Nike, Nordstrom, Burton, Lacoste, Urban Outfitters and Adidas. Recently his photography was personally selected for the cover for Elton John’s album, The Diving Board. He currently lives in New York City. site:

instagram : @timobarber

twitter : @timobarber



Danielle Krysa

Danielle Krysa

ARTIST – DESIGNER – AUTHOR (Creative Block), The Jealous Curator

Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Fine Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator and has also written guest posts for West Elm, Style by Emily Henderson, Etsy, and many other blogs. She is a regular contributor to, and has written articles for Frankie Magazine, and Anthology Magazine. Danielle’s first book Creative Block, which featured 2 Emily Carr Alumni amongst 50 interviewed artists, focused on facing down creative hurdles. Her second book, titled COLLAGE, was released on September 16, 2014.

The Jealous Curator has been featured by Sunset Magazine, Frankie Magazine, InsideOut Magazine, Flow Magazine, The Vancouver Sun, Apartment Therapy, and Glamour Paris.

instagram: @thejealouscurator
twitter: @jealouscurator



Ian Wallace

Ian Wallace


Ian Wallace has played a critical role in the development of contemporary art since the late 1960s.  He received his Master of Arts from the University of British Columbia where he taught in the Department of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1970 and his students included Jeff Wall and Rodney Graham. He taught at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design from 1972-1998 where his role as a teacher had a profound impact on several generations of Vancouver artists. In 2004 he received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and the Molson Prize for the Arts in 2009. Exhibiting extensively, Ian has had shows at Yvon Lambert, New York; Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Hauser & Wirth, London; Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver; and a recent retrospective at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver. His work is in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.