featuring the art of distinguished British Artist, Rebecca Jewell
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A deep knowledge of the art of other cultures - and the way it relates to our own - informs Jewell's own elegant and allusive work. As Artist - in - Residence at the British Museum, Jewell had access to the historical riches of the museum collection. A highly skilled printmaker, many of her exquisite feathered works in this exhibition were inspired by the colourful headdresses worn by the Highlanders of Papua New Guinea.
Featured also in wood are graceful sculptured birds by master carvers of Papua New Guinea. Jack Bai and Joseph Sikin bring their carved Birds of Paradise and carved Hornbills respectively to fly alongside charming Water Birds by Andrew Busha. The Kingfishers of Australia will be in attendance in serigraph form created by Aboriginal artists from the Tully River in Northern Australia. Also, birds from our own Northwest Coast as seen graphically through the eyes of Coast Salish Artists lessLIE, Chris Paul and Dylan Thomas.
Salmon Trout Head Tie Tack
November 9th, 2013: XENALEKEN: First Nations Artist Forum at AGGV
TODAY at the ART GALLERY of GREATER VICTORIA
In collaboration with the City of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is hosting a First Nations Artist Forum today, Saturday, November 9 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
September 28th, 2013: A Must-See Exhibition! URBAN THUNDERBIRDS/RAVENS IN A MATERIAL WORLD
SEPT 20 - JAN 12
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Co-curated by lessLIE, Rande Cook and Nicole Stanbridge | Ker and Centennial Galleries
This exhibition highlights new and recent works from Coast Salish artists lessLIE and Dylan Thomas, and Kwakwaka’wakw artists Rande Cook and Francis Dick. The work encompasses personal stories, community histories and exploration of current events offering a unique view of First Nations art production in this region.
Varied in their approaches, the work selected for this exhibition references cross-cultural forms, re-appropriation of North American visual culture, and an honouring of individuals and ideas from the cultural history of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw communities. The themes explored by the artists range from intimate personal narratives, and extend to broader mainstream issues functioning as social commentary. The works reflect urban First Nations identity from the unique perspective of these four artists.
Rande Cook | New York Series, 2013 | Photo by Luke Marston
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