Mar 042014

The World’s Largest Button Blanket now at Victoria’s Legacy Gallery

A unique project undertaken by Tahltan artist Peter Morin, in collaboration with Carolyn Butler Palmer of the University of Victoria and many helpers in the fall of 2013 is now displayed at the Legacy Gallery in downtown Victoria until April 25, 2014.

The salmon and egg pattern at the edges of the blanket, designed by Morin, represents the sacred headwaters of the Klappan River in northern B.C. The design in the centre by Tsartlip artist Barry Sam acknowledges that the project took place on Coast Salish territory.

The six metres by six metres blanket is part of Adasla: The Movement of Hands, an exhibition which includes photographs and contemporary button blankets. See


Nov 012011
Oilspill: the Inevitability of Enbridge, 2011  Marianne Nicolson

Oilspill: the Inevitability of Enbridge, 2011 Marianne Nicolson

Open Space in Victoria is presenting A Travelling Exhibition, work by eleven indigenous artists from across Canada, until August 25 2012. Featured artists are Kwakwaka’wakw artist Marianne Nicolson, and Tania Willard, Lindsay Delaronde, Sandra Semchuk & James Nicholas, Emilio Portal, Neal Mcleod, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Cathi Charles Wherry and others. The exhibition is time-based, with the premise of extending the show into cultural time, one work at a time, each shown for one month.

Curator Peter Morin of the Tahltan nation is interested in applying Indigenous cultural values in his approach to this exhibition. Two questions inspire his curatorial work:

When you meet me on the land, how will we share our stories?, and

When you meet me on the land, how will time give space for our stories?

The public is invited to a curatorial talk by Peter Morin at 7:30 on November 8 2011, at Open Space, 510 Fort Street, Victoria.

An ongoing record of the exhibition is at:

Aug 052011

Tahltan artist Peter Morin’s installation Circle which closed recently at the Satellite Gallery in Vancouver will travel to the Marvin Francis Media Arts Gallery at the Urban Shaman in Winnipeg. It will open on July 29, until October 1 2011. Daina Warren, who attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and was an associate curator and administrator of Vancouver’s Grunt Gallery, before a residency at the National Gallery of Canada, begins with the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg on August 1 2011 as co-director. See

May 062011
Clan Place Settings at  Peter Morin’s Museum 2011  Satellite Gallery  Photo: Ann Cameron

Clan Place Settings at Peter Morin’s Museum 2011 Satellite Gallery Photo: Ann Cameron

The Satellite Gallery at 560 Seymour Street in Vancouver was the scene of a tea party performance, hosted by the artist. Peter Morin’s Museum uses the gallery space to honour his family, and the Tahltan nation as part of an ancient and ever-evolving culture. The objects, many from Morin’s mother’s home, and his wonderfully expressive notes and labels created for and during the exhibition, invite the guests to enter into the family’s world and “way of knowing”. Other events will be on May 29 and June 30. The installation and performances are presented by the Museum of Anthropology at this downtown Vancouver location. For updates on performances, see

Apr 062011

Peter Morin -- Photo from MOA Exhibits page

Peter Morin -- Photo from MOA Exhibits page

An exhibition by Peter Morin, a “revolving installation,” will open at the Satellite Gallery, a University of British Columbia space in downtown Vancouver at 560 Seymour Street. Morin’s knowledge of his Tahltan customs began in his cousin’s cabin, which he re-creates within the space of an urban gallery. Peter Morin’s Museum runs from April 20 to July 3 2011, with an artist performance and tea party on April 30 1-4 pm. See