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Same, Same… but Different

May 2016

Time for our 6th annual exhibition. Invites are going out, posters going up and work being completed (always last minute; for Kelly anyways ;o). Sea Star Vineyards have a new bottling, we’ve live music courtesy of Adrian and Denny (I’m hearing rumours of electronica, ambient… ) and of course some new works by the two of us. Here’s the poster and in a week or so we’ll have photos of the opening for your perusal.



We presented new works at our annual Same, Same… but Different exhibition at the Sea Star Vineyards on Pender Island from May 15 – 18, 2015 (Victoria Day long weekend). View our  ExhibitionsWhat’s New page and individual artist pages to see more of our art. The small image of our poster below shows samples of our new works.

Same Same but... Different v5 poster

2015 Poster

From January 8 to February 15, 2015 we exhibited at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, a beautiful, white-walled,  well-lit space in atmospheric Gibsons, BC (dense fog drifted in and out while we were there). Photos of the exhibition are on our Exhibitions page.

GPAG in Gibsons, BC, Canada

Gibsons Public Art Gallery Window

To see and read more click for our Exhibitions page and individual pages (Joanna and Kelly).

2014 Same Same but... Different Exhibition Poster

2014 Exhibition Poster

2013 Same, Same... but Different Art Exhibition Poster

The 2013 Poster – each copy was same, same… but different.

In 2012 we set the standard for our poster design.

poster for exhibition at the Corre Alice Gallery, Cumberland, BC

*Anybody who has traveled in SEAsia has probably seen the T-shirts: Same, Same but… Different. This blog has nothing to do with SEAsia, with lady boys or the Bollywood song of the same name.

This blog follows our (Joanna Roger’s and Kelly Irving’s) collaborative exhibitions which are called Same, Same… but Different. Why that particular phrase for the name of our joint exhibitions?

Although we work in different media (Joanna’s is primarily fabric-based and Kelly’s mixed media with an emphasis on photographic content) we share similar techniques: layering, pushing the envelope of our chosen media and references to art historical motifs.  Please, take a look at our work here (and on our websites) and let us what you think in the Comments section of our blog.

Our first collaborative exhibition took place on North Pender Island in August, 2011.

Next we took the show to the Corre Alice Gallery in Cumberland, BC for the month of July, 2012.

We were both guest artists at the Art Off the Fence exhibition on South Pender Island in July, 2012.

In August 2013 we presented our third annual Same, Same… but Different exhibition at Whalepointe, on South Pender Island.

From Friday, May 16 to Monday, May 19, 2014 we presented our fourth annual Same, Same… but Different exhibition at  Sea Star Vineyards, a large and airy modern building located high above Browning Harbour on Pender Island.

We also showed at Slow Coast Café from July to September, 2014 and at Talisman Books & Gallery (both on Pender Island) from Sept. 16 – Oct. 15, 2014.

To see more beyond what’s on our SSbD blog visit our web sites:



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