Stewart Milne was born in Toronto in 1986. He works with paint, music and poetry to convey what he calls “the obvious and accidental language of our experiences.” Largely self-taught in all aspects of his creative work, he has found a purpose for strong colours and shapes to dress the world on his canvases, in his songs and words. Stewart uses people and the things that their homes and spaces consist of to tell his dream-like stories. Part confessional part surreal. The freed
ERICA OROFINO is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto, ON. Her work focuses on the female perspective, sexuality, complex familial relationships and mental illness. Erica’s latest dramatic short She Keeps Me won Best Canadian Short (2022) at the Pendance film festival in Toronto. As a filmmaker, Erica is passionate about stories by underrepresented voices that tackle taboo subject matter, and her work is fuelled by the desire to connect people.
Interview by Rebeccah L