Inspiring courage

Robin Pacific, Artist

“I think I inspire courage in people I meet and work with in various capacities. In Northwest Coast indigenous stories, the raven is the only creature who has the courage to fly into the darkness, and he returns carrying the sun in his beak. I think I inspire people to go into the dark places of life and the soul, and to return with the light.” – Robin Pacific

Robin Pacific is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work encompasses painting, drawing, installations, video, web-based art and community art. She has initiated many large scale participatory art projects over her twenty odd years working as an artist. She is a co-founder of Arts Starts Cultural Centre, now in its 23rd year programming community art in all media, in five neighbourhoods across the GTA.

Robin also has a practice as a Spiritual Director. See more about her Spiritual Direction and her art at

She holds a PhD in English Literature from York University and a Masters in Theological Studies from Regis College.


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