Contemporary Northwest Coast Art – Haida, Coast Salish, and more

Globally, Haida art is among the most well known of the Northwest Coast First Nations art forms. The skills and visually stunning artworks that herald from the islands of Haida Gwaii are rightly celebrated. Northwest Coast prints, exquisite woven baskets and gleaming, intricate argillite carvings are among the works offered by artists like Robert Davidson, Christian White, Don Yeomans and Isabel Rorick.

Haida art is so well known that sometimes it is used to describe all Northwest Coast native artwork. However, there are many cultural groups along the Northwest Coast, all with their own distinct visual expressions. Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw (formerly Kwakiutl), Tlingit, Tsimshian and Nisga’a are more of the cultural groups whose Northwest Coast artists are proudly represented at Alcheringa Gallery.

All of these groups have been undergoing vibrant cultural and artistic revivals, and we at Alcheringa Gallery are thrilled to share in that.

Our Artists

The Northwest Coast artists represented by Alcheringa Gallery work in a variety of media including carving, weaving, painting, printmaking, jewellery design, and mixed media. Esteemed artists like Robert Davidson (Haida) and Susan Point (Coast Salish) are shown along with those who continue the exciting explorations of these vibrant art forms, including lessLIE (Coast Salish) and John Marston (Coast Salish).

We also represent aboriginal artists from Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and New Ireland, all of whom continue their own unique and visually magnificent cultural traditions in carving, weaving, painting and printmaking.

Our Artwork

Whether it be a striking contemporary Robert Davidson Haida print, an intricate Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw bentwood box, a vibrantly coloured carving from Papua New Guinea or a lyrical aboriginal Australian dream painting, you will find works at Alcheringa Gallery that are beautiful, compelling and emotionally engaging.

We invite you to view our collection of Northwest Coast prints and vast variety of native artwork. To find the right piece for you, take a look at our online catalogue, learn more about our artists and view our upcoming exhibitions.

If you have any questions, we’re always happy to hear from you. You can get in touch with us by phone (250.383.8224), by email (alcheringa@islandnet.com) or by filling out our online contact form. You can also visit us in person at our gallery in downtown Victoria BC