Interview with Haery Potter


Artist Haery Potter wearing a Haerwave hoodie

(Haery Potter)

Being an artist in the “internet age” has its own set of triumphs and tribulations. There’s a lot to consider when trying to create something meaningful in a culture which moves at a rampant pace. Social media is a marketplace of adulation, with a vast demographic to test out new pieces; at the same time, it is a place completely saturated with artists and musicians, vying for internet fame.

It takes some searching to find authenticity on platforms like Instagram and Tumblr. You must wade through the accounts full of celebrity drawings and calligraphy, and veer far, far from those who cannot distinguish between art and ‘arts and crafts’. When you find someone with a streamlined aesthetic, producing quality pieces, it’s a refreshing reminder of the power of social media, to connect and inspire each other.

Artist and internet wizard, Haery Potter is that person. His persona and art has kept us enthralled for years. He’s a digital and mixed media artist, and entrepreneur. He founded Haerwave media, which encompasses his artwork, as well as his designs, music, and everything else he’s creating. Under Haerwave Music, he mixes together eclectic artists from all different genres. and as the founder of Haerbrainschemes, he shares his cartoon-like sketches which adorn everything from snapbacks to hoodies, which can all be purchased through his online store. How this internet wizard manages all of this, we’ll never know.


Haery Potter artwork

(Haery Potter)


Ultimately, he is a tastemaker, refusing to be pigeonholed into a singular occupation, constantly creating and curating material for his followers. His work is based around personal nostalgia and it’s evident when you look at his creations that he’s fond of the ‘90s and its influential figures. Looking at the sheer volume of work that he puts out across many platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Soundcloud, to name a few) it’s baffling and inspiring at the same time. It must take a surmountable level of discipline to be able to consistently put out quality art, music and designs, but his attitude is always carefree. Sharing his work at a rapid pace, he seems to be free of the preciousness that sometimes plagues artists and their work.

We spoke with Haery Potter on Episode 23 of Screen Girls on Air and asked him about his beginnings in art and the moment that his art journeyed from hobby into profession. What resonated with us long after our conversation was when Christina asked him how both his mixes and art are so well produced and he told us that us that it’s all symbiotic – if he didn’t have an ear for music, he wouldn’t have an eye for art.

Haery Potter Mojo So Dope Tee

(Haery Potter)

We spoke with Haery on Episode 23 of Screen Girls on Air:

Sara Bynoe’s Teen Angst Night

Sara Bynoe is the hilarious mastermind behind Teen Angst Night, a night where people sign up to share their most personal writings from their teenage years.

The concept stemmed from a website she started with her brother in 2000. The website gained popularity and it wasn’t long before publishers were asking her to turn the site into a book. In 2005, Teen Angst: A Celebration of REALLY BAD Poetry was published by St. Martin’s Press. Sara has hosted Teen Angst Night in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, and London, and has also performed her Teen Angst on TV and radio.

If you’re interested in checking out a Teen Angst show, visit for listings.

“Just go for it, don’t hold back

artsScene Vancouver

The very first event The Screen Girls filmed together was artsScene Vancouver‘s relaunch party, in April. The event encouraged everyone to support local art in their city, and was a hugely successful event. It was at artsScene Vancouver’s relaunch party when The Screen Girls first began making connections with different artists. Shortly after meeting these artists, we began interviewing them, which then lead to the creation of The Screen Girls.

The event was held at The Beaumont Studios, a gallery space that has been featured in the New York Time 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada issue, and is a great space to check out.

ArtsScene is in 8 cities across Canada and supports the arts through volunteerism and patronage.

Go see the art, that’s happening in the city, everyday, all around you.

Melanie Talkington presents the Antique Corset Exhibition & Historic Fashion Show III

Melanie Talkington corset twins

Guests at Melanie Talkington's Antique Corset Exhibition

Melanie Talkington at the Antique Corset Exhibition

Model poses at Melanie Talkington's Antique Corset Exhibition

Melanie Talkington at the Antique Corset Exhibition

Melanie Talkington at the Antique Corset Exhibition

Melanie Talkington's Antique Corset Exhibition

Each year, Melanie Talkington of Lace Embrace Atelier puts on the Antique Corset Exhibition and Historic Fashion show. This year, the third installment was held at Hycroft Manor and featured beautifully crafted corsets from Melanie’s personal collection.

Melanie designs and collects corsets; currently, she is the owner of the largest corset collection in the world, and recently outbid the Metropolitan Museum in New York for some highly coveted pieces. She mixes in her collected pieces alongside pieces she’s created in her own atelier. Melanie’s work is crafted both in her workshop in Vancouver as well as in Paris. She hopes to soon have her own museum to display her extensive collection, but for now, she collaborates with museums around the world, loaning out many of her corsets to different exhibitions.

Melanie is currently in Paris, helping assist with installing an exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs located in Musée du Louvre. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the biggest French museum dedicated to decorative arts and Melanie is loaning 40 pieces from her antique corset collection to the exhibit.