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Current Exhibition

The Seriousness of Play: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
April 20, 2016 to October 2, 2016

Red
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas: Red (detail), 2008.

Haida Manga is a contemporary art form that offers a playful way of viewing and engaging with social issues as it seeks participation, dialogue, reflection and action. Influenced by both the tradition of Haida iconography and contemporary Asian visual culture, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas has created an artistic practice celebrated for its vitality and originality by an international audience engaged in issues of ethnicity, identity and relationships.

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Focus Exhibition

The Art of Small Things: Meghann O'Brien
October 28, 2015 to October 2, 2016

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.

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

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