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News 2017

Oct 18, 2017 (The Province)
Renovation to Bill Reid Gallery designed to add exhibition space

“A renovation to the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art will add more exhibition space and an area that can be used for outdoor light exhibitions.”

Oct 18, 2017 (Galleries West)
Bill Reid Gallery Marks 10th Anniversary with $1.5 Million Renovation

“Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art has announced it will undergo a $1.5 million renovation to repurpose its current space at 639 Hornby Street, allowing the gallery to expand its exhibition offerings and increase its artistic and educational programming.”

Oct 17, 2017 (The Georgia Straight)
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art renovation to create new gallery and programming spaces

“The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is planning a major renovation and expansion for its 10th anniversary next year.”

Sept 28, 2017 (The Seattle Times)
Vancouver for a day: Take a crazy, fun round trip from Seattle in 18 hours

“...the Bill Reid Gallery, which features the art of this Canadian (Haida) master artist who was instrumental in introducing the world to the art of the indigenous people of the Northwest Coast.”

Sept 20, 2017 (The Georgia Straight)
Coast Salish art takes on contemporary edge at the Bill Reid Gallery

“Intangible is a small exhibition with a large theme. Tucked into temporary exhibition space at the Bill Reid Gallery, it spotlights the work of six Coast Salish artists: Aaron Nelson-Moody, lessLIE (Leslie Sam), Marvin Oliver, Ostwelve (Ronnie Dean Harris), Roxanne Charles, and Tracy Williams (Sesemiya).”

Sept 15, 2017 (North Shore News)
Artists explore the Intangible nature of Indigenous culture

“Intangible, which is on display at the downtown Vancouver space from Sept. 13 to Dec. 10, showcases a diverse collection of Coast Salish works by six artists, including two with North Shore roots.”

Sept 13, 2017 (The Vancouver Sun)
Q&A: New exhibition highlights innovation in Coast Salish Art

“From family history to language – and virtually everything in between – art creations tell a unique story of the lives of individuals and the communities they reside in.”

Sept 13, 2017 (Breakfast Television)
‘Intangible’ Now On Display At Bill Reid Gallery

“Six Coast Salish Artists explore the past and present with new ideas and technologies in Vancouver.”

Sept 8, 2017 (Beatroute)
‘Intangible,’ Ronnie Dean Harris Tells a New Story that Reflects, Respects His Ancestral History

“As one of six artists showcased in Bill Reid Gallery’s upcoming installment Intangible: Memory and Innovation in Coast Salish Art, Harris is putting his passions together through a spoken word video titled ‘Speak of What You Know.’”

Sept 7, 2017 (Vancouver Is Awesome)
New Bill Reid Gallery Exhibition Unfurls Future Of Coast Salish Art

“Intangible – which begins an extended run on Sept. 13 – features contemporary works from six Coast Salish artists influenced by ancestral teachings.”

Sept 7, 2017 (The Westender)
New Bill Reid Gallery Exhibition Unfurls Future Of Coast Salish Art

“A new exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery is shining a spotlight on the diversity within Coast Salish art and communities.”

Sept 7, 2017 (The New York Times)
36 Hours in Vancouver

“At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, another creative luminary is celebrated, along with other artists.”

July 11, 2017 (The Source / La Source Newspaper)
Xi Xanya Dzam : un portrait de l’excellence d’après la communauté autochtone

“L’excellence se redéfinit d’après les artistes autochtones qui l’ont maitrisée, et la Galerie Bill Reid assemble leurs efforts dans l’exposition Xi Xanya Dzam.”

June 14, 2017 (Indian Country Media Network)
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: Showcasing a Haida Icon

“Opened in May 2008, this is the only public gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary indigenous art of the Northwest Coast...”

May 16, 2017 (The Vancouver Sun)
Canada 150: Bill Reid made Haida art recognizable across the country

“Before he died, Reid said all the different figures in The Jade Canoe were a long way from their home in Haida Gwaii. They were still squabbling and vying for position in the canoe.”


April 13, 2017 (The Georgia Straight)
The First Nations art of Xi xanya dzam gathers many lifetimes of deep talent

“Organized by Carter and guest curator Lou-ann Neel, Xi xanya dzam represents the first time works by these award winners have been exhibited together.”


April 5, 2017 (Coast Mountain News)
Bill Reid Gallery hosts Xi Xanya Dzam exhibit featuring Nuxalk artist Alvin Mack

“Decades ago Alvin Mack had but one wish for his art: to have it displayed alongside one of his idols, famed Haida artist Bill Reid.”


March 3, 2017 (The Georgia Straight)
The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World

“Until March 26, Judy Chartrand: What a Wonderful World is highlighted at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.”


February 23, 2017 (The Westender)
Best of the City 2017: Arts & Entertainment

Listed as one of the best art galleries in Vancouver.


February 22, 2017 (Indian Country Media Network)
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: Showcasing a Haida Icon

“See the work of groundbreaking Haida artist Bill Reid at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver.”


February 10, 2017 (Metro Vancouver)
Cree artist makes pointed statement about racism in Vancouver exhibit

“Judy Chartrand and her creations are both controversial — and honest — about the reality of being Indigenous.”


January 10, 2017 (Where Vancouver)
Dedicated to contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast

“Highlights include Reid’s gold and silver jewellery, Reid’s bronze masterpiece Mythic Messengers and a full–scale totem pole carved by James Hart.”









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

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