Kerri Wallis – June Artist Spotlight

Oceana is on view from June 1st to 30th, showcasing works from nine Malcolm Island artists, each exploring the ocean’s beauty, its inhabitants, and the intricate relationship between the sea and our island community. Throughout the month we’ll be chatting with each artist participating in our latest summer exhibition.

Below is our first a rapid fire Q&A with Kerri:


What prompted you to start creating art?

I was a textile artist, spinner, dyer and weaver for many years. More recently, I’ve become interested in paper and making forms from paper.  

What were the inspirations for your art piece?
From the world around us and from our experience of being and feeling life.

Can you tell us about the materials you worked with?
Handmade lace paper from Korea, Tyvek and archival tissue paper.

What’s your favourite style of work?
Paper sculpture and kinetic paper sculpture

What would you say to an aspiring artist?
Follow your dream, keep your mind open to new ideas

Thanks Kerri!

Image below is of Kerri’s jellyfish, on display

On view

Click below to see a video of the exhibition’s reception, the artists, and the art on view. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the works on display, pleace reach out to us at by text or calling 250-230-9650, or contacting us through Facebook or Instagram. Thank you to all of our artists, and Jim Blohm (videographer) for putting this lovely video together.