George Rammell - Artist Talk - Miniature Boxwood to Monumental Bronze
Saturday, October 17, 1 - 2 pm
This was an in-person, socially distanced talk at the Gallery
How did Bill Reid combine Indigenous methods of working with western sculpture processes? Join artist George Rammell for a presentation on the making of the monumental bronze sculpture Chief of the Undersea World. George worked with Bill for over 10 years, and will share behind-the-scenes stories and detailed images of the creation process. George saw how Bill’s studio practice was rooted in Haida jewelry and carving methodologies, and how he defined a seamless fusion of Western sculptural technology with Haida sensibilities.
The talk was included with Gallery admission.
George Rammell has been active as a sculptor and art instructor in Vancouver since 1975. He taught sculpture at Emily Carr University and worked as a studio sculptor for Haida Artist Bill Reid, amongst other prominent artists. For 24 years he taught sculpture and drawing in the Studio Art Faculty at Capilano University. Rammell is currently immersed in a body of activist art in support of Indigenous nations who are opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
To Speak with a Golden Voice Speakers Series is co-presented by the Bill Reid Gallery and the SFU Indigenous Studies and is proudly supported by the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Studies at SFU.