This is The Beat for June 2017,
bringing you news of the First Nations 
art and artists.

Read about:

+ Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson opens a startling exhibition at the
Haida Gwaii Museum, images you will never forget

+ Marianne Nicolson is in group exhibitions in Montreal, and London
England. A solo show is at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, and a new
commission is underway at the Canadian Embassy in Paris

+ June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, and July 1 marks the 150th
Anniversary of Confederation in Canada. Events, including aboriginal
participation, are planned all over the country, with some voices
raised against them. Artist Kent Monkman reminds us that he sees these
as “platforms to educate.” Debate is a good thing.

Thank you to all who help with encouragement and information for The Beat.

Best wishes to our readers,

Ann Cameron

STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Grizzly Bear Woman

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Grizzly Bear Woman

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Grizzly Bear Woman Photo courtesy of Raven Calling Productions, Farah Nosh Photography Out of Concealment, a very creative and unusual cultural exhibition opens the evening of June 16, 2017, at the Haida Gwaii Museum at the Heritage Centre in Skidegate HG. Artist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is a prominent Haida activist lawyer, and plays a [Read more]

Awi'nagwiskasu: Real Land: Marianne Nicolson

Awi’nagwiskasu: Real Land: Marianne Nicolson

In 1998 Marianne Nicolson astonished everyone by painting an 11.5-m. crest symbol on a high sheer cliff near her ancestral village Gwa’yi (Kingcome Inlet). Documentation relating to this brave, high-risk act, a statement of possession of the land is the anchor of a new exhibition of her work at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, Awi’nagwiskasu: Real [Read more]

Marianne Nicolson’s work in "Felled Trees" exhibition

Marianne Nicolson’s work in “Felled Trees” exhibition

Marianne Nicolson’s work is part of a group exhibition, Felled Trees, at Canada House, our embassy in London England, that opened on June 6, 2017. As well, the artist is installing a major work in Paris at the Canadian Embassy, a 12-m. glass wall, which deals with the Paris Climate Accord.

SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art

SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art

Marianne Nicolson, The Sun is Setting on the British Empire, 2016 SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is a non-profit exhibition centre in Montreal, dedicated to providing artists and art workers a forum for projects that deal with current issues in art, culture and society. For a year it is hosting the Woodland School project, an [Read more]

In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art

In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art

Tlingit Heixwaa (amulet) with bear and human-like imagery, c. 1850 Museum of Anthropology, Promised Gift On June 22, 2017, the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver opens its new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks with an exhibition, In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art. The gallery opens on the evening of June 22, 2017. [Read more]

Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

Coastal Peoples new location in Vancouver The Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood has moved to a new location at 332 Water Street, Unit 200. A celebration is planned for June. The Gallery carries work by many prominent Northwest coast artists, sculpture and jewellery, as well as art of the Inuit, Maori [Read more]

Canada 150

Canada 150

  Canada 150 It has been 150 years since Canada became a distinct nation, with an elected government. Many of the commemorative events mentioned in The Beat recently have been partially or completely financed by the government of Canada’s 150 Fund.Given the history of our country, the Indigenous peoples’ view of the events connected to [Read more]

Beau Dick’s work in Athens and Kassel

Beau Dick’s work in Athens and Kassel

The Athens venue for Beau Dick’s work Photo: LaTiesha Fazakas Dick’s works in Kassel, Germany Photo: LaTiesha Fazakas The late artist Beau Dick’s work is currently exhibited at Documenta14 in Athens to July 16, 2017 and in Kassel, Germany until September 17, 2017.The artists were asked to develop work for each venue.