TRIBAL MINIATURES 1998 opens at Alcheringa Gallery on Thursday, November 26 and runs until December 24, 1998. This is Alcheringa's 6th consecutive pre-Christmas exhibition featuring works in miniature by the leading Northwest Coast artists. This is also the third year that miniatures from artists of Papua New Guinea have formed part of the exhibition. In all, more than fifty original works will be included in Tribal Miniatures 1998.
TRIBAL MINIATURES 1998 features miniature masks in cedar and alder by Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Kwakwakaw'wakw, Haida, Nisga'a and Tsimshian artists. These include small portrait, sun, moon, frog, and transformation masks. In addition, there will be rattles, carved tusk, argillite sculpture, original jewellery in gold and silver, and miniature woven baskets. Kevin Cranmer, Christian White, Isabel Rorick, Shawn Karpes, Tony Hunt Jr., Ron Telek, Henry Green, Valerie Morgan, Johnathan Henderson, and Sandy Johnson are some of the renowned Northwest Coast artists taking part in this exciting exhibition.
From Papua New Guinea comes a diverse collection of miniature carvings including a hunting charm, ancestor figures and an incised spoon. A beautiful and rare component of this winter's Tribal Miniatures exhibition is Papua New Guinea jewellery in the form of brideprice belts and necklaces as well as chest decorations and bracelets.
New releases of silkscreen prints by Robert Davidson and other fine Northwest Coast graphic artists create an additional level of interest in our major winter exhibition.
For further information, please contact Kerry Mason, Curator (250) 383-8224.