Bill Reid Gallery Presents True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel

Photo: Carrielynn Victor

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Canadian premiere exhibition of True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel from June 15, 2022–March 19, 2023. Curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:lō), True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel examines the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists, whose expanding boundaries and embracing of contemporary styles and techniques are informed by personal and collective traditions of form, story, and place. The group exhibition explores a spectrum of colour palettes – from bright neons to muted ochres – and features painting on a variety of mediums, including canvas, wood, paper, sculptural forms, traditional basketry, as well as digital creations. Continue reading:
Bill Reid Gallery Presents True to Place: stímetstexw tel xéltel

Curator Beth Carter Talks About Bill Reid’s Legacy and Contemporary Northwest Coast Art

Bill Reid carving the plaster model of The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, 1986; Photo provided by Bill Reid Gallery

In 2008, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art was launched to celebrate the work and continue the legacy of Bill Reid, an iconic and master goldsmith, sculptor, and carver, in addition to broadcaster, writer, and activist. “His influence and his ongoing inspiration for young emerging artists today is very special,” says Curator Beth Carter.

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Curator Beth Carter Talks About Bill Reid’s Legacy and Contemporary Northwest Coast Art

Spotlight on Gerry Sheena: Carver and Former Artist-in-Residence at Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge

Skwachàys Lodge; Photo: Craig Minielly at Aura Photographics

Gerry Sheena, a carver and member of the Interior Salish Nation, returned to his craft through the Artists in Residence program at Skwachàys Lodge. “I strayed way off track for six years. I was deep in trouble and in darkness,” he says.

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Spotlight on Gerry Sheena: Carver and Former Artist-in-Residence at Vancouver’s Skwachàys Lodge

Bill Reid Gallery Presents Indigenous History in Colour

Luke Parnell, Arts of the Raven, 2014, Acrylic on canvas. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy MKG127.

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Western Canadian premiere of Indigenous History in Colour from February 3, 2021–May 9, 2021. This solo exhibition by Luke Parnell is a powerful exploration of the relationship between Northwest Coast Indigenous oral histories, conceptual art, and traditional form line design. Indigenous History in Colour’s multidisciplinary analysis of the shifting perspectives of Northwest Coast art in modern history challenges contemporary discourse on notions of reconciliation and representation today. Continue reading:
Bill Reid Gallery Presents Indigenous History in Colour

Bill Reid Gallery: Resurgence – Indigiqueer Identities

Two Spirits at the Carnival Stations of the Cross. By Levi Nelson, Oil, acrylic on canvas, 2019. Private collection.

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the exhibition Resurgence: Indigiqueer Identities, curated by Jordana Luggi – which celebrates the deeply personal and profound work of four emerging artists – and their unique identities and stories as queer Indigenous people, on display October 21, 2020 – January 24, 2021. Continue reading:
Bill Reid Gallery: Resurgence – Indigiqueer Identities

Tickets now on sale for MOA’s latest exhibit – Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

Death of the Virgin, Kent Monkman (2016)

The Museum of Anthropology, a place of world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia, re-opened on July 8. With the re-opening, MOA introduced Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, an exhibit that carries the viewer on a journey through the past 150 years of Canada. The postponed critically acclaimed exhibition was originally scheduled for May 8 – October 12, 2020, and will now display from August 6, 2020, to January 3, 2021, making its final stop in Vancouver following a three-year, cross-country tour, during a pivotal moment in the global discourse on systemic racism. Continue reading:
Tickets now on sale for MOA’s latest exhibit – Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

Womxn and Waterways at Bill Reid Gallery highlights our relationship to water

Rage Flowers by Lindsay Delaronde.

Guest curators ReMatriate Collective present qaʔ yəxw – water honours us: Womxn and Waterways at Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (639 Hornby St.).

Opening April 10 and running until Oct. 2, the group show features work by nine indigenous artists. The work addresses what the guest curators call “a universal relationship to water in a politically divisive moment.” Find out more below.

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Womxn and Waterways at Bill Reid Gallery highlights our relationship to water