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News 2012

December 11, 2012 (France Culture, Marie-Hélène Fraïssé)
Haida, gens du canot : dans les îles de la Reine Charlotte (Haida Gwaii)

“Rude, cette wilderness du bout du monde.”


December 8, 2012 (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Shannon Haugland)
Sitka artist wins $50,000 grant

“Sitka artist Nicholas Galanin has been named the 2012 recipient of the $50,000 Rasmuson Fellowship from United States Artists.”

His work is featured at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art's current exhibition Carrying on ‘Irregardless’: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art.


November 30, 2012 (7Seven – Your Indigenous News Source, Latash – Maurice Nahanee)
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“The iconic Bill Reid was known worldwide for his immense achievements in art.”


November 29, 2012 (Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art)
Lieutenant Governor of BC visits the Gallery

“Executive Director Mike Robinson was delighted to welcome Her Honour, the Lieutenant Governor of BC, Judith Guichon to tour the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.”


November 15-16, 2012 (United States Consulate General - Vancouver)
Native American Heritage Month in Vancouver

“Consulate General Vancouver marked Native American Heritage Month by sponsoring the visit of Hopi filmmaker Victor Masayesva to Vancouver, where he presented his rarely-shown film, Ritual Clowns, and led discussions as part of a series of programs on Aboriginal humor presented by the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.”


November 2012 - January 2013 (Preview - The Gallery Guide, Mia Johnson)
FEATURE: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art

“The premise of Carrying on “Irregardless”: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Bill Reid Gallery is that humour can be a powerful tool in the “survival kit” of First Nations people.”


October 23, 2012 (Straight.com, Robin Laurence)
Carrying on “Irregardless” will induce chuckles

“You may not guffaw as you walk through Carrying on “Irregardless”, but you will certainly smile, sometimes chuckle, and occasionally chortle.”


October 20, 2012 (The Irish News, Margaret Carragher)
Wine and dine by the sea and cherry trees (PDF)

“As a backdrop to thousands of film and television productions over the years, the city of Vancouver in the Canadian province of British Columbia may seem strangely familiar to first time visitors.”


October 4, 2012 (Granville Island Works)
The Insider's Guide to What's New on Granville Island!

“In the 1980s, the CMHC invited Bill Reid to establish a studio on Granville Island.”


September 24, 2012 (The Peak: Student Newspaper of Simon Fraser University, Graham Cook)
Carrying on ‘Irregardless’ launches at Bill Reid Gallery

“A new art exhibit, Carrying on ‘Irregardless’: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art, opened at the Bill Reid Gallery in Downtown Vancouver and will run from Sept. 12 through March 17.”


September 19, 2012 (WHERE, Kristina Urquhart)
Hot Dates: Humour in Northwest Coast Art at Bill Reid Gallery

“Tickle your funny bone at the Bill Reid Gallery with Carrying On ‘Irregardless’: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art.”


September 15, 2012 (CBC: North by Northwest, Sheryl MacKay)
Podcast of Sheryl MacKay touring the exhibition with co-curator Peter Morin


September 15, 2012 (Radio-Canada: Le téléjournal colombie-britannique, Lyne Barnabe)
Lyne Barnabe views highlights of Carrying on ‘Irregardless’: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art

Click on Samedi 15 setembre to view broadcast


September 12, 2012 (The Beat, Ann Cameron)
Carrying on ‘Irregardless’

“The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is presenting the first look at an intriguing subject.”


September 12, 2012 (Radio-Canada: Boulevard du Pacifique, Marie Villeneuve)
L'humour dans l'art des autochtones

“Une grande exposition commence au musée Bill Reid des Arts autochtones du nord–Ouest du Pacifique (Northwest Coast Art).”


September 12, 2012 (U.S. Consulate General Vancouver)
Aboriginal Laughs

“The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver is looking for laughs at its new exhibit, Carrying on ‘Irregardless’: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art, which opened on September 12 and will run through March 17, 2013.”


August 7, 2012 (CBC, Early Edition, Margaret Gallagher)
A Work of Haida Art in Progress

“Chief James Hart is carving a modern masterpiece with the help of three young assistants. You can see the artist in action at the Bill Reid Gallery until Thursday.”


August 5, 2012 (The Sydney Morning Herald, Lance Richardson)
20 reasons to visit Vancouver

# 7: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. Bill Reid looms large in the Canadian art world, a master goldsmith, sculptor, writer and member of the Haida indigenous nation of the Pacific north-west.”

July 29, 2012 (Troy Media, Mike Robinson)
Haida artist Jim Hart is creating a present-day icon of Canadian art

“Too often the experience of going to an art gallery is hushed, cowed and somehow awkward.”


July 18, 2012 (Breakfast Television Vancouver, Dawn Chubai)
Dawn Chubai visits the Bill Reid Gallery

Dawn gets a chance to check out how some of the art gets made at the Bill Reid Gallery..


July 17, 2012 (The Bill Reid Centre at Simon Fraser University, Bryan Myles)
Jim Hart Interview - YouTube

Jim Hart discussing his Red Cedar Dance Screen.


July 16, 2012 (Vancouver is Awesome, Pacific Salmon Foundation)
Jim Hart’s tribute to wild Pacific salmon — a Haida masterwork being born

The Pacific Salmon Foundation team was honoured to be invited to the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art to see renowned Haida master artist Jim Hart and his four assistants at work carving a magnificent, 16 foot by 11 foot red cedar screen celebrating wild Pacific salmon and the salmon people.


July 11, 2012 (Simon Fraser University, Emily Ross)
Carving up a storm

“When asked how long ago his latest piece, a 16x11 foot western red cedar dance screen was started, Jim Hart casually says, “Well, about 10,000 years ago.”


June, 2012 (Coastal Art Beat)
Journeying Into Form

“Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida textile artist Meghann O'Brien is exhibiting at the Bill Reid Gallery in Journeying Into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project, from Wednesday June 13 2012.”


May 28, 2012 (Simon Fraser University)
Haida carving a love story
“James Hart, Haida chief and master carver, scattered eagle down at a Haida blessing ceremony May 28 for his huge, red cedar work of art, Frog Constellation, at SFU Burnaby.”


April 17, 2012 (Radio-Canada TV, Yolaine Mottet)
De Haida, des visages qui parlent

“Yolaine Mottet of Radio Canada TV interviews co-curators Jisgang, Nika Collison and Jusquan, Amanda Bedard about the exhibition That which makes us Haida - the Haida Language at the Bill Reid Gallery through September 9, 2012.”


April 5, 2012 (WE Vancouver, Curtis Woloschuk)
That Which Makes Us Haida gives voice to an almost-lost language

“Standing amidst That Which Makes Us Haida - The Haida Language exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery, co-curators Jisgang (Nika Collison) and Jusquan (Amanda Bedard) take evident pride in seeing the culmination of a seven-year undertaking.”


April 4, 2012 (The Globe and Mail)
A visual guide to Haida oral history

“Vancouver-based photographer Farah Nosh set out to document the aging, dwindling ranks of fluent Haida speakers, in a book and an ongoing exhibit at the Bill Reid Gallery.”


April 4, 2012 (Lina Sin, The Province)
Link to Haida culture preserved through photo, audio exhibit at Bill Reid Art Gallery

“There is hardly anyone speaking Haida today. Fewer than 40. And of those fluent speakers, most are over the age of 75.”


April 2012 (aq - The Magazine of Simon Fraser University, Christine Hearn)
The SFU Impact

“Each of the three campuses is a significant social and economic influence on the community it serves, and together they have a major and growing impact on British Columbia as a whole.”


April 2012 (The Beat, Ann Cameron)
That Which Makes Us Haida

“The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver has opened an exhibition of large, expressive photographs by Farah Nosh of the elders of the Haida nation who have retained fluency in the Haida language.”


March 31, 2012 (CBC, North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay)
North by Northwest Interview

Sheryl MacKay interviews co-curators Jisgang, Nika Collison and Jusquan, Amanda Bedard about the exhibition That which makes us Haida - the Haida Language at the Bill Reid Gallery through September 9, 2012.


March 28, 2012 (Shaw TV, Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer)
Fanny Kiefer interviews Nika Collison on Studio 4 Shaw TV

Fanny Kiefer interviews Nika Collison about the exhibition That which makes us Haida - the Haida Language at the Bill Reid Gallery through September 9, 2012.


March 9, 2012 (Wanderlust and Lipstick, Angela Dollar - Travel Blogger)
Wanderlust and Lipstick Travel Blog

Mythic Messenger: Encountering the Legacy of Bill Reid.


January 12, 2012 (Shaw TV, Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer)
Fanny Kiefer interviews Dr. Martine Reid on Studio 4 Shaw TV

Fanny Kiefer interviews Dr. Martine Reid about the new book Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe published by Harbour Publishing (Note: Two Parts).





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

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