Featured Attraction of the Week: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (Free Tickets!)

Lootaas (Wave Eater), 1993. Ink Drawing by Bill Reid © Bill Reid Estate

Welcome to Inside Vancouver’s new “Featured Attraction” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction, and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible you just need to post a comment.

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art opened in May 2008 in downtown Vancouver. This public art gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada’s greatest artists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast.

Gallery Highlights include over 40 pieces of Bill Reid’s gold and silver jewelry, Reid’s bronze masterpiece Mythic Messengers, several of Reid’s works that are featured on the Canadian $20 bill and a full-scale totem pole, carved by James Hart of Haida Gwaii.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday; 11:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: $10 Adults; $7 Seniors/Students; $5 Youth/Child; (plus tax); Kids 4 and under free.

Upcoming Event:
BOOK LAUNCH – Thursday, December 8, 2011:
Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe, tells the story of the pivotal role of the canoe in Northwest Coast art, cultures and communities from pre-contact to present day tribal journeys. Edited and written by Dr. Martine Reid, with essays by contributors Mike Robinson, CEO of the Bill Reid Gallery, Dr. James Raffan, Director of the Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, Ontario, and interviews with BC Aboriginal paddlers and canoe makers.

Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe is a companion book to the exhibition of the same name mounted by the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art that runs until January 8, 2012 and will tour to the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario in 2012.

Book Launch Details:
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe book cover image courtesy of Harbour Publishing. Photo: © Philip Hersee

Contact Information:
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
E: info@billreidgallery.ca
W: www.billreidgallery.ca

Getting to the Bill Reid Gallery:
The Bill Reid Gallery is easily accessible via car and public transportation. Please click here for more information.

We have Two (2) Admission Passes to give away to one of our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment below. We’ll randomly select a winner on Friday and notify them by email.
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33 Responses to Featured Attraction of the Week: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (Free Tickets!)

  1. sophie

    I would really love free tickets for this!

  2. Desy

    Yay! I’d love to see it with my daughter …

  3. Andrea

    Looking forward to see this! *fingers crossed*

  4. Michelle

    I’ve been wanting to go for a while! What a great prize!

  5. Richard W

    I haven’t been in a LONG time…LOVE to go again!

  6. Bons

    I’ve never been to the Bill Reid Gallery, so it would be great if I win the tickets!

  7. Robert

    I want to go!

  8. Tracey Miller

    Thanks for this culturally enriching opportunity, and the reminder to us all that this wonderful gallery exists.

    All the best of the upcoming Season!

  9. Ian

    looks interesting!

  10. JudyJudyJudy

    I would love tickets! This is a great gallery and I am overdue for a another visit! Tickets would be greatly appreciated.

  11. Rob C

    I’d love to go!

  12. Alexandra

    Have been wanting to go since they opened but never come around to do it. Cross my fingers for this time.

  13. Hayley

    Would love to go see this.

  14. Cindy Lipp

    Bill Reid gave us such as gift in his talent. I can’t wait to see so much more of his work than I have seen in a museum.

  15. Lydia

    I would really enjoy it as he was a fabulous artist!

  16. Debra

    I’ve walked by this gallery many times, maybe this will be the time I can actually go in!

  17. Laurie

    I would love to win and see the gallery. I haven’t seen it yet!

  18. Jeanne

    Bill Reid is an international treasure. He has left us a legacy of amazing beauty.

  19. Chelle

    I’d love to be able to go to this!

  20. Johnny Vanderputten

    Had never heard of this before but it certainly sounds interesting – would love to check it out!

  21. Jocey

    Literature, art, history, culture… what’s not to love?

  22. Kimberly

    Would love to be able to go!

  23. Sara

    I’ve been planning a trip there! Would love to win tickets.

  24. Diana

    I would love to win these tickets. Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. Christel

    I’ve never visit this gallery and I’ve been living in Vancouver for the last 18 years… this would be a great opportunity! Thanks.

  26. Karl

    Would be a great family outing… cheers!

  27. Caroline

    hmm. this is interesting.. :)

  28. bev

    wow,looks amazing.i wanna go before i leave this country.two tickets please.thank you.!

  29. Josephine

    Sounds interesting!

  30. Tina

    Haven’t been to any gallery in some time!

  31. Julia

    Wonderful gallery!

  32. Dorothy

    Love the work of Haida artist Bill Reid. Would love to spend more time “soaking it in”