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We welcome you to visit our annual new year print exhibition. Featuring prominently is the leading Coast Salish artist Susan Point, who's represented by a set of fifteen studies, a major new work about ecological tensions, and a portfolio collection that combines her work with that of a younger generation of artists whom she has inspired. Also included in the show are rare early prints by Ron Hamilton (Nuu-chah-nulth), Tim Paul (Nuu-Chah-Nulth), and Wayne Young (Nisga'a-Haida), as well as new releases by Alano Edzerza (Tsimshian), Rande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw), lessLIE (Coast Salish), and Maynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish-Kwakwaka'wakw).
Piece featured above:
Lines of Time by Rande Cook
We're pleased to announce the DVD release of Killer Whale and Crocodile, a film about the first meeting of artists from two great carving traditions, the Pacific Northwest Coast and the Sepik River of Papua New Guinea.
John Marston (Coast Salish) and Teddy Balangu (Iatmul) provide unique perspectives on the relevance of traditional artistry in an increasingly globalized world; on the benefits and challenges of cross-cultural dialogue; on what it means to be a contemporary indigenous artist. For further context, Carol Mayer of UBC's Museum of Anthropology and our gallery's director Elaine Monds discuss changing attitudes towards aboriginal artists in both the museum field and the art market.
The film is also very beautiful, with locations ranging from flooded hardwood jungle to old-growth spruce forest, from a thirty-man carving session in a haus tambaran (spirit house) to a Coast Salish welcome ceremony in a longhouse. Drawing it all together, of course, is a lot of spectacular art.
Contact us to order this film on DVD for home use. For institutional or VHS copies, contact Moving Images Distribution.
NEW ARRIVALS, LOCAL EVENTS
Among our new arrivals is the frontlet above by John Livingston. The piece below it is Susan Point's
January 10, 7:30pm
A lively discussion with guest curator, Cathi Charles Wherry, Aboriginal arts administrator with BC's First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Cultural Council and member of the Chippewas of Mnjikaning, and local artists exhibiting in Transporters: Contemporary Salish Art.
January 17, 7:30pm
AGGV, POV & FPHLCC Song Exchange
Resident artists from Pacific Opera Victoria collaborates with local First Nations performers to offer a musical reflection on works in the exhibition Transporters: Contemporary Salish Art.
January 31, 7:30pm
Panel Discussion: Politics of Collecting
Part One in a series of discussions on the politics of collecting First Nations art, artefacts and ancestry, and the political, social and emotional implications.
February 21, 7:30pm
Film Viewing: Killer Whale and Crocodile
Documents the experience of John Marston, a young Coast Salish carver from Vancouver Island on his travels to meet Teddy Balangu, a carver from the Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to learn of the myth, legends and styles of their great carving traditions.
Best wishes for the new year,
Elaine, Traute, India, Sarah, Aaren, Garth, and Dan
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