Burnaby Neighbourhood House is kicking off the year with a new exhibition at its North House Art Wall.
During the month of January, you can visit the Neighbourhood House north location (4908 Hastings St.) to see work by Lilly Em.
“Fifteen years ago, Lilly Em landed on these unceded shores with a paint-splattered rucksack, a mouthful of stories and a clearly drawn treasure map pointing towards the perfect sunrise,” says an artist statement. "Of course, nothing went to plan, but plans are overrated and after countless creative translations, a menagerie of new friends and an uncertain fault line of hope, Lilly is still trying.”
The exhibition includes illustrations from six unpublished books.
You can check it out anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or drop in for an open house on Friday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.