Oct 23, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

“Breaking the rules” an Art Talk with Tafui Mclean

ThGarden is proud to present “Breaking the Rules” with Tafui Mclean.

Join us for an insightful talk, in which Tafui will be discussing my art, inspiration, process and why it’s important to break the rules.


Tafui is an independent Artist and Designer, originally from Xaymaca / Kingston, Jamaica. Her work spans various media which includes fine art, surface pattern design, illustration, spatial design, communication and product design. She is mainly known for her bold black and white abstract, repeating patterns, that embellish many of her products. 

Tafui moved from  Xaymaca / Jamaica to Tiohtià:ke / Montreal where she studied studio arts at Dawson College. She then pursued her studies in Design Art at Concordia University. With over ten years as an Art Director in the advertising industry, she has also lectured and co-wrote post-secondary level courses in branding & design.

She currently produces environmentally responsible home products and licenses her work to clients. Her work is inspired by her love for indigenous cultures, modern design and traditional textile techniques, that adds a unique aesthetic to the modern retail experience. Her diverse body of work includes art prints, wallpapers, textile, tableware, and stationery.

She resides in Musqueam/Squamish/Tsleil-Waututh territories /Vancouver Canada

Join us for a free virtual talk on October 23rd at 2pm PST.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact at

If you want to familiarise yourself with Tafui’s work, please visit her website here.

You can also follow her on Instagram!

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