“MOD Lewis: Lessons From Making Like Maudie” with Andrew Burke

Tuesday, November 26


The Daily Grind Cafe & Art Bar (lower level), 1479 Birmingham St, Halifax, NS B3J 1G8


Presentation followed by socializing

6:00pm-6:30pm: Get settled, grab a drink or some food and get comfy

6:30pm-7:15pm: “MOD Lewis: Lessons From Making Like Maudie” presentation by Andrew Burke followed by Q&A. It started as a bit of a joke: making science-fictional versions of Maud Lewis paintings – but Andrew Burke of Star Ships Start Here quickly discovered new respect for and real inspiration from this iconic Nova Scotian folk artist.

Andrew Burke is a Halifax-based independent software developer, trainer, speaker, digital artist, and occasional entrepreneur. He spends a lot of time hanging out at the crossroads of technology and the arts.

Starshipstarthere started as a one page website riff on the “Ships Start Here” campaign back in 2011, but has since gotten way out of hand – the site now features over 500 images, all mixing iconic science fiction imagery with equally iconic scenery from Halifax and around Nova Scotia. It has made Andrew Burke slightly “halifamous” and he sells posters, t-shirts, and calendars at events like Hal-Con.

7:15pm-10pm: Casual socializing with other designers, illustrators, animators and visual artists. All skill levels welcomed. This is a time to get to know other creative folk in Halifax. Bring a sketchbook, bring your laptop, do some work or just hang out. Stay the whole night or just for a little bit. 19+.

8:00pm: Happy hour ends

10:00pm: Venue closes



Proud horror film geek and lover of every flavour of chips, Alison is a designer and illustrator working in Halifax. As head of the E3C steering committee, Alison is all about gathering creatives together and pushing people to do the most with their creative talent.