Tim McLaughlin is a writer and photographer. Presently he is active in the production of small batches of traditional hand-made inks. He also teaches ink making and researches natural dye use.

In partnership with Charllotte Kwon and Maiwa Handprints, Tim documents artisan communities and advocates for the importance and continuation of traditional craft and culture. This collaboration provides the moment to take both writing and photographic work into new areas and to work on larger projects. Recently, Charllotte and Tim worked together to produce Textiles of the Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe Thames and Hudson, 2016.

Over the years Tim has been active in experimental radio, hypertext fiction (he is included in the Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada), graphic design, book production, and documentary film. A list of early works can be found in the Prose & Poetry section. 

n his photographic work Tim McLaughlin is fascinated by portraiture. In 2014 his book Portraits Found and Taken was awarded silver in the PX3 Paris Photo Prize. Between 2013 and 2015 he ran Image on Paper a collection of photographic essays and reviews.


Gibsons Public Art Gallery. Group Show: The Art of Loss. Curated by Paula O’Brian, Octotber 12 - November 4, 2018.

Sunshine Coast Art Centre. Group Show. 50 Canadian Things. Curated by Ian MacLeod, August 2-20, 2017

Monte Clark Gallery. Exhibition as part of the Vancouver launch of Textiles of the Banjara, September 2016.

Paris Photo Prize (PX3) 2014
Silver in the Book Category and in the Portraiture Category.

Ferry Building Gallery. Solo show. January 28 - February 9, 2014. West Vancouver.

North Shore News
January 22, 2014 West Van Gallery Hosts Portrait Exhibit

Giorgio Magnanensi's portrait is published as the cover for Musicworks Magazine # 117.

Coast Reporter
August 9, 2013 Review of GPAG exhibit

Gibsons Public Art Gallery
August 1 - September 2, 2013. Opening reception Saturday August 3rd, 2-4pm. 431 Marine Drive, Gibsons BC.

Havana Art Gallery November 22 - December 5, 2012. Joint show with Sophena Kwon at the Havana Art Gallery on Commercial Drive, Vancouver.

Melriches Coffee House
October 1 - 31, 2012. Solo show in the heart of Davie Village.

Sechelt Festival of the Arts 2011
October 2011 - juried group exhibition.

Georgia Straight

June 2011. Photo of Buckman Coe published. Review of "By the Mountain's Feet" (Buckman Coe's second CD) by Mike Usinger.

Encyclopedia of literature in Canada
Edited by William H. New, published in 2002 by University of Toronto Press.
The entry on Technology and Communications contains the lines "Tim McLaughlin, the author of several well-received electronic texts and art installations, is perhaps Canada's best-known exponent of hypertext fiction ... "

Front Magazine
November 2001 - review of work in  SITU - The Diary of Displacement.

Jumpin' at the Diner
2000 - Concieved by Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink with Jennifer Ley. Commentary by Jay Bolter and Stephanie Strickland. Featured work:25 Ways to Close a Photograph.

Coast Independent 
2000 - An interview after the production of a series of commemorative stamps designed as a fundraiser for the Grantham's Landing Community Hall.

Words in Flight
 English Thesis by Shari Margolin, December 1999.

The CIAC Electronic Art Magazine

Parachute Magazine
Spring 1999

Word Circuits
October 1998 - Parsing the Cold: McLaughlin's Notes Toward Absolute Zero By Robert Kendall

New York Times
December 1997 - Review of the Fifth Annual Digital Salon, which featured works from threw the read window.

Inter/Access Gallery
1997 - Toronto work featured as part of the >>iceflow>> Exhibition.

The CIAC Electronic Art Magazine

SHIFT Magazine 
September 1997 - Review of 25 Ways to Close a Photograph.

Le Mois de la Photo
October-December 1997 - Montreal, 25 Ways to Close a Photograph featured in an on-line exhibit: Arborescences.

The Fifth Digital Salon
November 1997 - New York City
The Fifth Digital Salon. Run by the School of Visual Arts and featured in Leonardo Magazine. 

Banff Centre for the Arts
Reading of 50 Characters at the Banff Centre for the Arts. March 1997

Venice Biennale
September to November 1996 -REPROCITY Architectural Competition.

Launch for Notes Toward Absolute Zero
September 1996 - Vancouver,  reading at the Vancouver Film School.

The Globe and Mail
July 1996 - Review of  Notes Toward Absolute Zero

Vancouver Sun
October 1995.

LA Times
April 1995 - Review of work featured in NWHQ.

Vancouver International Writers Festival
October 1994 - Vancouver, reading from... with men of progress.

Centre for Image and Sound Research.
Summer 1994 - Vancouver, hypertext performance and discussion.

Western Front Gallery
April 1994 - Vancouver, computerless hypertext performance.

SHIFT magazine
Fall 1993

Kootenay School of Writing
Summer 1993 - Vancouver, lecture and presentation of hypertext with C.J. Keep and Robin Parmar.