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Jim Hart, Reconciliation Pole

Jim Hart, Reconciliation Pole

  Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established in 2008 with the mandate to travel across Canada to document the experiences of Aboriginal children who attended Indian Residential Schools. The commission, headed by Justice Murray Sinclair concluded in 2015. A report was released identifying 94 “Calls to Action” to “redress the legacy of residential schools [Read more]

Lyle Wilson, Haislakala: Spoken from the Heart

Lyle Wilson, Haislakala: Spoken from the Heart

Lyle Wilson, Haislakala: Spoken from the Heart Masterworks in Jewelry & Mixed Media Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver A particularly informative catalogue accompanies a large exhibition of work by Haisla artist Lyle Wilson which opens on November 5, 2016, at the Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Vancouver. The 22-page illustrated catalogue includes stories, [Read more]

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Ovoidism, 2016

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Ovoidism, 2016

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Ovoidism, 2016 Photo: Ann Cameron A new public art installation in Vancouver was launched in September 2016, at the proposed site of the new Vancouver Art Gallery. The Larwill Park Site, as the block is called, is currently a downtown parking lot. The installation is on view until September 2017.   For [Read more]

Remembering our mothers and grandmothers

Remembering our mothers and grandmothers

Top: Sho Sho Esquiro, “Moma yeh estsu yeh Glyets’ edih” (Remembering our mothers and grandmothers)(detail), 2015 Bottom: Clarissa Rizal: Chilkat Mask (detail), 2016 Photos Courtesy of the Artists Two artists, Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/Cree) and Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) have joined together to present Layers of Love, a show of couture fashion, clothing and ceremonial/dance [Read more]

Artist Clarissa Rizal

Artist Clarissa Rizal

Artist Clarissa Rizal, Egyptian Thunderbird Robe, 2016 Photo: Tom Pich In the BRG exhibition opening at the same time, What a Wonderful World, Judy Chartrand shows works in ceramic. These reveal her personal history and provide insights into life in the Downtown East Side, and into relations between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures. See http://www.billreidgallery.ca

Diyan Achadi & Shawn Hunt

Diyan Achadi & Shawn Hunt

Diyan Achadi & Shawn Hunt Richmond Art Gallery Photo: Ann Cameron The Richmond Art Gallery opens a two-artist show on October 15, running until December 31, 2016. A common theme of art forms appropriated by other cultures runs through the works in diverse media, by Shawn Hunt and Diyan Achjadi. Hunt’s sculptural works draw from Western art [Read more]

Roy Henry Vickers

Roy Henry Vickers

Roy Henry Vickers, Tsimshian Chest Front Design Blackfish (Nalth) Maynards Fine Art & Antiques   Maynards Auctions in Vancouver is holding a sale on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, of Canadian & Contemporary/Northwest Coast & Inuit Art at 11 am.   Paintings by Yuxweluptun, prints by Tony Hunt, Salish woven baskets and one blanket, silver jewellery: [Read more]

You have been warned

You have been warned

  A $600 million mega-mall has opened at Tswassen, south of Vancouver. While it was promoted as having traditional Coast Salish carving created by Tsawwassen First Nation artists, and had an impressive art budget of $15 million, you may not see any familiar names. A more accurate report from the CBC’s Rafferty Baker states: “Much [Read more]

Performance artist Peter Morin, honoured at ECUAD

Performance artist Peter Morin, honoured at ECUAD

Performance artist Peter Morin, honoured at ECUAD Emily Carr University of Art & Design has announced that alumnus Peter Morin has received the 2016 Visual Arts Award for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist from the Hnatyshyn Foundation. Alumna Jeneen Frei Njootli has been awarded one of three William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for [Read more]

Isobel & Robin Rorick, Sea Bear Basket

Isobel & Robin Rorick, Sea Bear Basket

Isobel & Robin Rorick, Sea Bear Basket Stonington Gallery, Seattle Opening on November 3, 2016, at Seattle’s Stonington Gallery, is Roots That Connect Us All: A Mother & Son Collaboration. Noted Haida weaver Isabel Rorick is joined by her son Robin Rorick in presenting a collection of traditional woven hats and baskets, as well as [Read more]

Gigaemi Gigaemu Kukwits

Gigaemi Gigaemu Kukwits

Gigaemi Gigaemu Kukwits, Untitled, 2016 Macaulay & Co Fine Art The first show of work by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Gigaemi Gigaemi Kukwits opens on October 15 and runs until November 12, 2016.