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
What a Wonderful World
October 19, 2016 to February 19, 2017
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.
Public Program Information
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 August 31, 2017
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.
The Art of Small Things: Meghann O'Brien
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
March 8 to October 1, 2017
Top: Photo: Artist Dempsey Bob with Eagles from the North.
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, Nisgaa
2013 - Mandy Brown, Nlakapamux
2014 - Alvin Mack, Nuxalk
2015 - Joe David, Nuu cha nulth
2016 - Susan A. Point, Musqueam
Exhibition Sponsors: BC Arts Council