Category: indigenous art

Christi Belcourt: Honouring the Spirit

Christi Belcourt is one of Canada’s preeminent Métis visual artists.  One of her designs was selected this summer to be rendered into stained glass and installed in the House of Commons in Ottawa.  The work is in honour of residential school students and  families. Belcourt celebrates the beauty […]

Beau Dick: Masks to See & Then to Burn

Beau Dick, a Kwakwaka’wakw carver, based in Alert Bay, B.C., is on exhibition at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art in Vancouver in an unusual arrangement that speaks to the significance of the works. (Above: From Lattimer Gallery, Mourning Mask, an example of the exceptional range of this Pacific […]

Coming Out: The Shifting Self

Sarah Biscarra-Dilley is one of the artists an a group exhibition called Emnowaangosjig – Coming Out: The Shifting and Multiple Self at Toronto Free Gallery. Emnowaangosjig is the Anishnaabe translation of the term “coming out,” and the show confronts stereotypes of what it means to exist as an […]

Beat Nation: Hip Hop, Art and Aboriginal Culture

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s landmark exhibition on Aboriginal Culture features contemporary Aboriginal artists from across the continent. (Above: Dana Claxton, Baby GirlzGottaMustang, 2008, lightjetC-print. Courtesy of the artist & Winsor Gallery.) (Home Page Header: Skeena Reece wearing her regalia as Raven on the Colonial Fleet) – From Taste & […]