NOVEMBER 2014

 

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!

Best wishes,

Ann Cameron

STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
The Great Box

The Great Box

  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 & Now: Native Artists Inspired

Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired

The Burke Museum in Seattle will open an exhibition on a related theme: Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired, from November 22, 2014 to July 27, 2015. The exhibition “features thirty new works by contemporary Native artists, paired with historic pieces from the Burke Museum that artists identified as key to their learning.” A case [Read more]

Ahtsik’Nuk, “Good with the Hands”

Ahtsik’Nuk, “Good with the Hands”

The Steinbrueck Native Gallery in Seattle is presenting a special exhibition of work by artists of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations. More than a dozen artists have created masks, sculptures, rattles and more, with many works sold in the opening days. Artists include: Joe David, Kelly Robinson, Tim Paul, Moy Sutherland, George David and Gregory Colfax. The [Read more]

Shine a Light: Canadian Biennale 2014

Shine a Light: Canadian Biennale 2014

The National Gallery of Canada’s current show, Shine a Light: Canadian Biennale 2014 includes recent NGC acquisitions by several British Columbia First Nations artists, including Luke Parnell. Parnell, who was recently awarded a YVR Art Foundation grant, has displayed his work Phantom Limbs at the Satellite Gallery in Vancouver and the Seymour Art Gallery in [Read more]