A ground-breaking project undertaken by Haida artists Gwaii and Jaalen Edenshaw has brought a superb copy of a Haida box to the Haida Gwaii. “The Great Box” was collected by General Pitt Rivers by 1874 and has been in the museum he founded at Oxford University in England since its founding in 1884. With [Read more]
Here is the November issue of The Beat, a newsletter bringing you up-to-date on the art and artists of the First Nations on Canada’s Pacific coast.
Read about themes of tradition and innovation:
* Jaalen and Gwaai Edenshaw spend a month in Oxford creating a new bentwood box on the model of the 19th century GREAT BOX
* The Burke Museum in Seattle opens a new exhibition of new pieces and the traditions which inspired the contemporary artist
* the Steinbrueck Gallery in Seattle opens a rare show of recent pieces by Nuu-chah-nulth artists
Keep in mind that the exhibitions in Victoria noted in the October issue of The Beat can still be enjoyed!