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News 2013

December 14, 2013 (Inside Vancouver, Miranda Post)
Vancouver Local Goods Gift Guide and Giveaway

“The Bill Reid Gallery gift shop carries kids books focused on the art and folklore of B.C. First Nations.”


December 10, 2013 (Stylist, UK)
Destination Guide: Vancouver

“The Bill Reid Gallery, showcasing the work of the country's most revered Haida artist, offers a more intimate introduction to First Nations art.”


December 8, 2013 (Troy Media, Mike Robinson)
Oh my god – there's a vagina on that plate!

“Bill Reid Gallery's RezErect reveals secret world of native erotica.”


November 18, 2013 (Vancouver Sun (blog), Kevin Griffin)
RezErected: Saying the P word at the Bill Reid Gallery

“The idea for Rez:Erect:Native Erotica at the Bill Reid Gallery was born three years ago in a party in East Vancouver.”


October 16, 2013 (Parks Canada)
The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole

See Co-Curator of RezErect: Native Erotica Gwaai Edenshaw assist with the carving and raising of this pole.


October 7, 2013 (Vancouver21.com, Ray Van Eng)
RezErect: Native Erotica at Bill Reid Gallery explores Aboriginal Sexuality in First Nations Art

“The Bill Reid Gallery presents RezErect: Native Erotica (Sep 25, 2013 to Feb 16, 2014).”


October 3, 2013 (Radio Canada - Phare Ouest, Marie Villeneuve)
L'exposition RezErect á la galerie Bill Reid

RezErect was featured on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 8:35am. Interview in French with Alida Kinnie Starr.


September 28, 2013 (Daily Extra - Vancouver, Shauna Lewis)
First Nations sexuality celebrated in new exhibit in Vancouver

“Two-spirited presence 'part of our consciousness,' curators say.”


September 28, 2013 (Inside Vancouver, Remy Scalza)
First Nations Erotica Exhibition comes to Vancouver

“Chances are you've never seen First Nations art quite like this.”


September 26, 2013 (CBC Radio - As It Happens, Carol Off)
Native Erotica

RezErect is featured at 11:15 of the September 26, 2013 podcast.


September 26, 2013 (Huffington Post Canada)
Bill Reid Gallery's 'RezErect' Shows Native Erotica

“Sexuality has featured in Northwest Coast art for centuries, but rarely as explicitly and naughtily as it does today.”


September 25, 2013 (CBC - On the Coast, Stephen Quinn)
RezErect: Native Erotica

RezErect is featured at 2:18 of the September 25, 2013 podcast.


September 25, 2013 (WE Vancouver, Week Ahead)
Is that a Geoduck? Or...

“The Bill Reid Gallery is taking indigenous art where it hasn't gone before with RezErect: Native Erotica – a provocative exploration into sensuality and sexuality featuring works by 27 First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast and central Canada.”


September 25, 2013 (CBC - World at Six, Alison Smith)
RezErect: Native Erotica

RezErect is featured for the last three minutes of the September 25, 2013 podcast.
Full Footage: RezErect: Native Erotica


September 25, 2013 (CBC TV National - Only in Canada, Chris Brown)
Erotic aboriginal art show celebrates native sexuality

“A new art exhibition celebrating native erotica opens in Vancouver Wednesday night.”


September 25, 2013 (The Bellingham Herald)
RezErect: Native Erotica

“RezErect: Native Erotica presents a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality and sexuality, featuring works by 27 mid-career and internationally recognized First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast and central Canada.”


September 23, 2013 (Vancouver Sun (blog), Kevin Griffin)
RezErect: When a geoduck is more than a geoduck

“The Bill Reid Gallery is going where indigenous art hasn't gone before with an exhibition on sexuality and sensuality opening Wednesday.”


September 21, 2013 (The Tyee, Shauna Lewis)
'RezErect' Reveals Secret World of Native Erotica

“Haida artist, Gwaai Edenshaw, blushes when he talks of his submissions in the First Nations erotic art exhibit opening this month at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver.”


September 2013 (Coastal Art Beat, Ann Cameron)
RezErect: Native Erotica

“Next on the schedule for Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is Rez/Erect: Native Erotica, “a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality and sexuality.” Artists include Shawn Hunt, Nicholas Galanin, Dionne Paul, Preston Singletary and Alida Kinnie Starr.”


Fall 2013 (Galleries West)
RezErect: Native Erotica

“The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art opens a ground-breaking exhibition of First Nations Erotica, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, with works by 30 mid-career to master artists from the Northwest Coast.”


Fall 2013 (Lattimer Newsletter, Peter Lattimer)
RezErect: Native Erotica

“A truly unique and exciting show is underway at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver.”


Summer, 2013 (Revista Lugares, Connie Llompart Laigle) Argentinian Travel Magazine
View PDF article in Spanish

“Maestro orfebre, escultor y escritor, Bill Reid (1920-1998) fue uno de los artistas más grandes de Canadá.”


July 26, 2013 (Inside Vancouver, Miranda Post)
Seeking out the art of Haida Gwaii in Vancouver

“Have you ever fell so head over gumboots for a place that you want to keep returning?”


June 21, 2013 (go! Vancouver, Shaw TV)
Lyle Wilson on Shaw TV

Click the link above to watch Lyle Wilson on Shaw TV's go! Vancouver National Aboriginal Day Special. Host: Johanna Ward.


May 15, 2013 (gallerieswest)
LYLE WILSON: Paint, To Sept. 15, 2013, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver

“It took Haisla artist Lyle Wilson some 20 years to build to his first major exhibition as he explored traditional carving, jewelry, painting and printmaking.”


Summer 2013 (ABC Bookworld)
Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson

“Lyle Wilson was born in 1955 and raised in the Haisla community of Kitamaat, near the townsite of Kitamat, south of Prince Rupert, in British Columbia.”


May 2013 (Alaska Airlines; Horizon Edition)
news & notes

“The exhibit Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson will be at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver...”


May 3, 2013 (The Globe and Mail, Marsha Lederman)
Note to Vancouver Art Gallery: Consider staying put

“With the possible departure of the Vancouver Art Gallery from its current home, one local cultural institution that is not joining the queue for a spot in the coveted Rattenbury building is the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.”


April 2013 (Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia)
Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson

“March 27, 2013 to September 15, 2013 at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.”


April 9, 2013 (Georgia Straight, Robin Laurence)
Lyle Wilson’s Paint is an outstanding cultural experience

“When Lyle Wilson was artist-in-residence at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, visitors would frequently ask him about his origins.”


April 2013 (Coastal Art Beat, Ann Cameron)
Lyle Wilson showing at the Bill Reid Gallery

“The retrospective exhibition of Lyle Wilson’s work that first was shown in Maple Ridge in 2012, Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson, will now, fortunately, be seen by a wider audience at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in downtown Vancouver.”


March 6, 2013 (Terrace Standard)
Finding the humour

“A NEW book shows the humour in Northwest native art, something that has existed for years, even since prehistoric times, but seldom seen or acknowledged.”


February 22, 2013 (Toronto Star, Sarah Murdoch)
Arrivals: Recent books of note

“Carrying On “Irregardless”: Humour in Contemporary Northwest Coast Art, Martine J. Reid, Peter Morin, Mike Robinson.”


February 21, 2013 (Consulate General of the United States, Vancouver)
1491s Leave Them Laughing

“We can laugh with them or at them. The wacky 1491s don’t care as long as we laugh.”


Spring 2013 (Seven – Your Indigenous News Source, Latash – Maurice Nahanee)
Lyle Wilson: A Brush with Genius

“The exhibition, Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson offers a rare, in-depth visual encounter with some 40 paintings on wood and paper by Vancouver-based Haisla artist, Lyle Wilson.”

Opens at the Bill Reid Gallery on Wedensday, March 27, 2013


February 2013 (Coastal Art Beat, Ann Cameron)
Talking Stick Festival

“The Talking Stick Festival returns to Vancouver on February 19 to March 3 2013.”


January-February 2013 (WHERE Vancouver, Kristina Urquhart)
Funny Stuff

“It’s a laughing matter at Bill Reid Gallery until Mar.17.”


January 10, 2013 (SFU Vancouver, Emily Ross)
Share a laugh with the Bill Reid Gallery

“Laughter is often considered the best medicine. Experienced by people of all ages, all over the world, Laughing Irregardless at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art explores humour in aboriginal art and ultimately asks “What makes you laugh?”.”


January 10, 2013 (Troy Media, Mike Robinson)
Lessons learned from the Idle No More movement

“As someone who has worked closely with First Nations, Metis and Inuit for over 40 years, it is dispiriting to see the current media and public reaction to chief Theresa Spence’s fast and the Idle No More movement.”
View other articles by Mike Robinson, Executive Director of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art


 
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BILL REID: "Mythic Messengers" 1984
Illustration by Jerry Grey

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