the nina blog

annual report 2016

by Wendy Hollo

Our annual report is now available – another action packed year at the Nina!  Please download this PDF-version for a bird’s eye view of 2016-17.

making music and loving it

by Wendy Hollo

With a lot of help from our friends at ATB, Nina artists are busy writing songs, recording music beds and creating story boards for the next phase of the project – music videos! The project will produce six original songs written by artists in the Nina collective, along with four music videos.  A number of… Read more »

individuals with autism find a home at Nina

by Wendy Hollo

It’s a sunny Saturday in January and the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is bustling with the enthusiastic energy of kids, teens, and young adults creating. The morning sees 9 year-old Ahmed at the media centre, paging through cartoon montages for inspiration. Within minutes, he produces a near-perfect replication of his favourite characters in… Read more »

it’s cool, fun, dirty and smooth

by Wendy Hollo

Three kids are working at the end of a table creating faces out of clay.  I ask them to give me words to describe the Wednesday TELUS family art nights at the Nina.  They take turns chiming in and we come up with the list:  cool, fun, dirty and smooth.  Looking at their hands I can… Read more »