Joanna Rogers
Textile Artist


(posted on 7 Mar 2020)

On 29 February the 4th annual ZooIslander took place at the community hall on Pender Island. This year's event featured runways by Wendy Lopatecki, Deb Katz, Kate McNairn, Shelley Sarakannas, Shelley Easthope, The Nu to Yu and Jojo Spaxman. I was in Jojo's runway which gave space to Pender's fibre artisits to show their stuff. I adapted a medieval cope made out of melted painted bubble wrap in a Tumbling Cube quilt pattern, which I made way back in 1999. It tells the story of the disappearing salmon stocks off the coast of BC. 

ZooIslander 2020

Photo by Kelly Irving.

(posted on 29 Dec 2019)

zeb pangnirtung

(posted on 6 Oct 2019)

The sun came out yesterday afternoon and lit up MacKinnon Road on Pender Island. I have always loved this sleepy little road and am so happy to call it home.

view from MacKinnon Road

MacKinnon Road Pender Island

MacKinnon Road Pender Island

(posted on 6 Oct 2019)

There are some lovely weathered buildings on Pender Island. They speak of another time, of promises made and broken, of dreams yet to come.

MacKinnon Road Pender Island

On MacKinnon Road.

MacKinnon Road Pender Island

At the end of MacKinnon Road.

Clam Bay Pender Island

The Boathouse at Clam Bay.

Grimmer Bay Pender Island

Grimmer Bay.

Brooks Point Pender Island

Brooks Point.

Roesland Pender Island


I am so happy to have my piece Broken Promises. The Politician's Armour. After the Election, included in the Salt Spring National Art Prize Parallel Show at ArtSpring in Ganges, Salt Spring Island. I was lucky enough to be able to go and see this show last week and it is a beautiful, vibrant show. Gorgeous work, artfully hung in a lovely space.

salt spring national art prize parallel show

salt spring national art prize parallel show

salt spring national art prize parallel show

(posted on 9 Sep 2019)

tree stump merlin pender island



tree stump pender island


Hercules tree stump pender island

The Pillars of Hercules.


gnome tree stump pender island



Pinocchio tree stump pender island



tree stump pender island

The Man in the Iron Mask.

(posted on 9 Sep 2019)

The results of a summer rain storm.

shadow puppets rain

shadow puppet rain

shadow puppet rain on road

shadow puppet rain on road

(posted on 25 May 2019)

While visiting my friend, Sarah, in Dorset we took a day to revisit our childhood haunts in Southampton. We both loved the art gallery and that was our first stop. We reveled in the beauty of The Perseus Series by Edward Burne Jones, a favourite of our teenage selves. Still looking stunning in its own wood paneled room. What memories lie here.

Medusa Edward Burne Jones

The Perseus Series


The Perseus Series


The Perseus Series


The Perseus Series

(posted on 19 Apr 2019)

natural dyes on silk joanna rogers

An array of natural dyes on different kinds of silk.

base layer of medusa's cope joanna rogers

The base layer of dyes silk noile.

second layer medusa's cope joanna rogers

The second layer.

top layer medusa's cope joanna rogers

The top layer of silk organza.

Medusa's Cope Joanna Rogers Pender Island

Medusa's Cope. The finished piece with snake skins and leaf skeletons.




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