This is The Beat, for July 2017.
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+ Canada’s National Gallery presents the heritage of Indigenous
nations in its new story of Canada. The First Nations of British
Columbia shine with works by Charles Edenshaw, Jim Hart, Lisa Hageman,
and Luke Parnell.

+ a 51-foot pole is raised in Hiellen, Haida Gwaii

+ the Vancouver Art Gallery names its first senior curatorial fellow
in Indigenous Art

This summer is a fine time to explore the many sites and cultural
centres showcasing aboriginal culture. See
https://www.aboriginalbc.com for ideas. You will be inspired to widen
your horizons!

Best wishes,

Ann Cameron

STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
New Canadian & Indigenous Galleries at NGC

New Canadian & Indigenous Galleries at NGC

New Canadian & Indigenous Galleries National Gallery of Canada Photo: Ann Cameron The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa has replaced its former historical Canadian art galleries with a newly created space and a new presentation of the history of art in Canada. Works by Indigenous peoples are a part of the dialogue. The most [Read more]

The Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver

The Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver

Meghann O’Brien at the Bill Reid Gallery Photo: Meghann O’Brien The Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver is “renewing material in the exhibition of O’Brien’s weaving at the Gallery. O’Brien’s most recent and innovative work is included in the display. The main show at the BRG, besides the excellent presentation of Bill Reid’s work, is Xi [Read more]

Extraordinary Basketry, Textiles and Sculptures from N.W. Collections

Extraordinary Basketry, Textiles and Sculptures from N.W. Collections

Delores Churchill, Ravens Tail Tunic Schack Art Center, Everett WA Extraordinary Basketry, Textiles and Sculptures from N.W. Collections is an exhibition of traditional and contemporary work collected by two prominent Northwest coast art families, as well as new work by Haida weaver Lisa Telford. It is being displayed at the Schack Art Center in Everett [Read more]

Out of Concealment – Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii

Out of Concealment – Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii

Out of Concealment – Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii, work by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, and others, continues at the Haida Gwaii Museum to December 31, 2017. More photographs are at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/new-haida-exhibition-visualizes-female-supernaturalbeings/article35336452/ For museum visit info: http://haidagwaiimuseum.ca

Haida Gwaii recreating a pole from the 1820’s

Haida Gwaii recreating a pole from the 1820’s

Apprentices Working in Massett Photo: From Haida Laas, Council of the Haida Nation A magnificent 51-foot pole was raised in Hiellen HG on June 21, 2017. See The Beat (April 2017). “We are recreating a pole from the 1820’s, that stood on Haida Gwaii for 100 years and then stood in Prince Rupert for 50 [Read more]

Tarah Hogue appointed at The Vancouver Art Gallery

Tarah Hogue appointed at The Vancouver Art Gallery

Tarah Hogue Photo: Amanda Strong The Vancouver Art Gallery has appointed former grunt gallery curator Tarah Hogue as its first senior curatorial fellow focussing on Indigenous Art. She will start work in September. Hogue was born in Red Deer AB and holds a bachelor of art history degree from Queen’s University as well as a [Read more]

Dean Hunt and KC Hall present "Halut" (Fresh)

Dean Hunt and KC Hall present “Halut” (Fresh)

Vancouver’s Lattimer Gallery will open an exhibition Halut (Fresh) work by Dean Hunt and KC Hall on Saturday, July 29, 2017 with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 pm. https://www.lattimergallery.com

The Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum

Heiltsuk Artist, Articulated Owl Mask, c.1830-50 Promised Gift, Audain Collection The Audain Art Museum in Whistler has invited Curator Emeritus (MOA) Bill McLennan to meet with gallery visitors for an afternoon discussion of the Audain’s historical First Nations Collection, on July 22, 2017 at 2 pm.