The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa has opened a major summer show, Sakahàn (see The Beat May 2013), running until September 2. 2013. More than 150 artworks from around the world, from cultures such as the Ainu of Japan and the Maori of New Zealand. Very large pieces are outside the gallery and around [Read more]
This is the sixty-sixth issue of The Beat, a free, independent newsletter, with news about the greatest number of major events yet, reflecting the energy and talent of First Nations artists on Canada’s west coast.
In this issue:
+ The National Gallery of Canada has not just an unusually extensive show of indigenous art, but has partnered with a number of other organizations to present new sculptures, murals and banners to take the theme of Sakahàn, beyond its walls, and beyond Ottawa.
+ Brian Jungen has a show in Vancouver, but a huge seven-room show of his work has enchanted Hannover Germany.
+ more shows and events than ever!
National Aboriginal Day is on Friday, June 21. Wherever you are, it can be a time to remember our ancestors and to honour our heritage.