Illustration of a white bunny peeking out from behind the front of a stamped and addressed envelope with a black moon snail shell in front. Text reads Enveloped mail art exchange in a modern yet retro sans serif font in black.

Stay Home, Make Art, Together + Apart

A mail art project to foster community connection through collaborative art-making and sharing


2020 was a bewildering year for so many. We recognize how truly demanding it has been in our personal circles and broader communities and that 2021 carries much uncertainty as we all contend with residual challenges and undertake new ones this season.

As sheltering-in-place continues, we have been asking ourselves how we might help carve out small but poignant moments of connection with one another. This project offers a chance for just thatโ€”some joyful community kinship and collaboration in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland (BC).

At the heart of it: Two strangers create art together, as a call and response, while distanced. ๐Ÿ’Œ


The Exhibition

Completed works are added to this page and shared to Instagram as they are mailed back.

๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by WY @justanemily
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by erica hiroko isomura @ericahiroko
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by Raspberry Yow-Fairs
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by Megan Low @meganklow
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by Meghna Haldar
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by @rushaxx
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by Cherrie @cherriecyl
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by @candietanaka
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by Peggy Chen
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by Nisha @melodiousimagefilm
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by Julie Larsen @streetsandfields
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by Anonymous
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by Daphne Woo @amacatamoon
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by Katya @katyaroxas
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by Jai Djwa
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by Joella Cabalu @joellacabalu
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น by @vivzlart
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ by Luca Cara Seccafien