Aug 072014
 

Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art has sent out a Call for Artists. The Gallery is inviting artists and curators to submit proposals for solo and group shows in 2015 – 2016, featuring the contemporary art and culture of First Nations artists throughout the Northwest Coast. The deadline is August 30, 2014. For further information contact Kwiaahwah Jones, kwi@billreidgallery.ca

May 152014
 

Edward Curtis’ image of the Paris Blanket

Morgan Green, Goomsm Xsgyiik (Winter Eagle Necklace), 2011 Photo: Bill Reid Gallery

Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is displaying work by Tsimshian artist Morgan Green until September 14, 2014.

The solo exhibition, Ts’msyen Transforming, introduces art created within her role as a Ts’msyen artist, communicated respectfully traditional oral histories and family legends. As well as the classical techniques of her people, green uses European goldsmithing, bronze casting and fashion design methods and practices.

http://www.billreidgallery.ca

 

Mar 112013
 

Lyle Wilson, Orca Chief, 1993 Collection of the Artist

 

The retrospective exhibition of Lyle Wilson’s work that first was shown in Maple Ridge in 2012, Paint : The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson, will now, fortunately, be seen by a wider audience at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in downtown Vancouver, opening on Wednesday March 27 2013.

Works by Wilson, a member of the Haisla nation, are in many museum collections, and this exhibition includes an impressive array of master works.

The 66-page catalogue of the exhibition is well illustrated in colour and gives lucid and generous information about Wilson’s work and Haisla culture.

Apr 062011
 

Peter Morin, curator of Revisiting the Silence.  Photo: Anne Seymour

Peter Morin, curator of Revisiting the Silence. Photo: Anne Seymour

The March opening of the exhibition of photographs by Adelaide de Menil at the Bill Reid Gallery, Revisiting the Silence, was well-reviewed and well-attended. (See The Beat March 2011). The show continues until June 5 2011.

Curator Peter Morin gave a thoughtful talk at the launch which eloquently expressed his experiences as he selected the photographs of the coastal villages and forests of the indigenous inhabitants.

http://www.billreidgallery.ca

Nov 262010
 
Debra Sparrow Coast Salish Ceremonial Dress  Commissioned for the 2010 Olympics  Photo: Kenji Nagai

Debra Sparrow Coast Salish Ceremonial Dress Commissioned for the 2010 Olympics Photo: Kenji Nagai

A public program called The Power of Weaving will take place at the Bill Reid Gallery in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, November 6 2010, from 2 to 4 pm. Textile artists Debra and Robyn Sparrow will demonstrate Coast Salish weaving and spinning techniques. Hear about their discoveries of old pieces in various international museums and their journey as contemporary weavers. They will also talk about the symbolic meaning of geometric designs, the mesmerizing effect of the whorl on the spinner, and the power imbued in weaving. This program is included with the cost of admission to the gallery. For information call 604 682 3455.