Thursday, November 19, 2009


Wow, wow, wow, we've been busy for the last few weeks. The blogging has taken a backseat for
a while, so I apologize. What have we been doing? Well after getting back from an awesome trip to London, we've been going full steam ahead with the usual Fall/ Christmas shows etc. AND we moved Angie's (Norwegian Wood) studio from our house to a much larger studio space... phew!

For those of you who missed Expozine this year, you really screwed the pooch! It was jammed packed with amazing small press books/zines and incredible prints from some awesome artists. We had a booth next to talented artists Marc Bell and Amy Lockhart, who BTW, are pretty nice people. And I was very close to my weakness Drawn & Quarterly, where I always unload some cash.

HQ will also have a booth at the upcoming Montreal Comic Con this December. So, if you are nerding it out at Place Bonaventure this December 6th, be sure to come by and say hi!

Also, don't forget that HQ will be hosting our 4th annual "It's Probably Worth More Than That!" exhibit Friday, December 4th. Always a favorite show, it will showcase many local and international artists work priced at $100 and under. There going to be a grip of amazing work so you better get here early if you want to snatch up work from your favorite artists!

And last of all (for now) we've teamed up with Elaine Ho, Furni, Broundoor and Supayana to bring you *Smart Design Mart. This is the first time we've organized a design show and I have to give my respects to all the amazing people who organize similar events like this in Montreal every year (sometimes several times a year). It's pretty tough work.

*smart design mart

a curated showcase of unique offerings from young talented designers

A new kind of design show has emerged on the Montreal scene. Taking the idea of the classic artisan fair and giving it a modern spin, the curators of this event (Furni, Broundoor, Elaine Ho, Supayana, Norwegian Wood and HQ galerie + boutique) have envisioned a show with wide open spaces and some of Montreals finest artists and designers. The show is a blend of seasoned show veterans and fresh from the studio first time exhibitors, creating a dynamic mix in a variety of categories (ie. Clothing, jewelry, furniture, art and the welcome addition of select vintage goods).

Set in the industrial setting of a 15 000 sq/ft garment industry loft (now empty) each designer has been hand picked by the Smart Design Mart curators and has been asked to create a mini boutique within the space. Aisles will be roomy, food and drink will be served and music will be drifting, creating the perfect exciting yet comfortable shopping event. Montreals own En Masse art collective has been invited to create a live art installation in the lounge area (center hall), giving shoppers a moment to recharge, have a drink and enjoy the art.

Saturday November 28, 11AM-9PM

Sunday November 29, 11AM-5PM

5333 avenue Casgrain. Suite 602

Montreal, QC H2T 1X3


audrey cantwell

betina lou






camion de pompier


chateau gateau

cheap opulence


elaine ho


general 54




hq vintage

jonathan pitoscia

kevin ledo

la fete

la raffinerie

love, tallulah!

matt forsythe

mauve naif

mes trois soeurs


michelle maynard


mimi traillette/fabesko

mir handbag




norwegian wood


pin pals

poids plume

red sofa

rose & ruby

sebastien kauffmann


sweet grodnasse


this ilk

tyson bodnarchuck



yummy pocket

OK, I promise it won't be so long before the next post. Remember, I love you.


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