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Current And Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition: Bill Reid Creative Journeys
Exhibition: The Art of Small Things: Meghann O'Brien
Exhibition: Xi xanya dzam – Celebrating our Amazing Artists

Judy Chartrand
What a Wonderful World
Now extended to March 26, 2017

Judy Bowl
Judy Chartrand: “If This is What You Call, 'Being Civilized', I'd rather go back to Being a 'Savage' ”: Empress Hotel, 2004. Photo: Kenji Nagai

Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World features the remarkable ceramics of Judy Chartrand. Her beautiful and provocative work presents her own personal history and insights into life in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and commentary on racism and post–colonial relations between Indigenous and non–Indigenous cultures.

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Exhibition Sponsors: City of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Canada Council of the Arts, Deux Mille Foundation, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, The Hamber Foundation, and the Georgia Straight

Bill Reid Creative Journeys
April 14, 2016 to December 10, 2017

Bill Reid Carving
Bill Reid carving Skidegate Pole 1976. Photo: Martine Reid.

An exhibition presented in partnership with the Vancouver International Airport to mark the 20th anniversary of Bill Reid's iconic sculpture, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii.

Celebrating the many creative journeys of acclaimed master goldsmith and sculptor Bill Reid (1920–1998), this exhibition provides a comprehensive introduction to his life and work.

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The Art of Small Things: Meghann O'Brien

MOB Baskets
Meghann O'Brien: L: Rattle Top Basket, 2012. R: Growth Rings of Cedar Basket, 2010. Photo: KK Law

Meghann takes materials from the natural world and transforms them into remarkable pieces of high-level human expression. Working with traditional materials such as mountain goat wool and cedar bark has given her a deep connection to the supernatural world, a connection to her ancestors. She describes working with cedar bark as, “travelling back in time” or “touching the cosmos”. Her creations have made a profound impact within Contemporary Northwest Coast Art.

Exhibition Supporters: Dianna Waggoner and Michael Alexander

Xi Xanya Dzam – Celebrating our Amazing Artists
April 5 to September 4, 2017

Xi xanya dzam is the Kwak'wala word (pronounced hee hun ya zam) which describes the gifted people who create works of art, and is the title of our upcoming exhibition. It features work by 11 recipients of the BC Lifetime Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations Art (2007 – 2016):
2007 - Dempsey Bob, Tahltan, Tlingit
2007 - Robert Davidson, Haida
2008 - Mary Mitchell, Carrier
2009 - Earl Muldon, Gitxsan
2010 - Rena Point Bolton, Sto:lo
2011 - Primrose Adams, Haida
2012 - Norman Tait, Nisga’a
2013 - Mandy Brown, Nlaka’pamux
2014 - Alvin Mack, Nuxalk
2015 - Joe David, Nuu cha nulth
2016 - Susan A. Point, Musqueam

Exhibition Sponsors: British Columbia Arts Council, Deux Mille Foundation, British Columbia Achievement Foundation, The Georgia Straight

By Jerry Grey, Visual Artist
BILL REID: "Mythic Messengers" 1984
Illustration by Jerry Grey

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