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Hands of Knowledge

 

Hands of Knowledge is a collaborative exhibition featuring six contemporary Indigenous women artists, developed by Ts’msyen curator Joanne Finlay.

Women can be powerful matriarchs, important knowledge keepers, cultural connectors, and the foundation of the family. Each artist celebrates traditional knowledge through contemporary works that explore sight, time, supernatural energy and spirituality. Many are connected to personal and family history and stories passed down to them as part of their lineage. Using insight, awareness and reflection, the artists look to the sights and times of their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers, to view how women have influenced their work.

Six contemporary Indigenous women artists featured:

Pearl Innis (Ts’msyen/Nisga’a) presents the art of Chilkat weaving through traditional regalia – an apron, potlatch bag and head piece.

Kelli Clifton (Ts’msyen) creates a bold blend of traditional and contemporary through painting and carving. She was born and raised in Prince Rupert and is Ts’msyen from Hartley Bay.

Dale Marie Campbell (Tahltan/Tlingit) is a highly skilled wood carver who has helped lead the way for women carvers. Campbell is from the Wolf Clan of the Tahltan Nation, with some Tlingit ancestry.

Marie Oldfield (Ts’msyen/Haida) celebrates her Ts’msyen identity with a double-sided Raven’s Tail robe, an ancient and complex traditional weaving technique. Her work demonstrates the importance of passing knowledge through art.

Arlene Ness (Gitxsan) is a multimedia artist who translates traditional stories into painting and carving to illustrate her Gitxsan ancestry.

Patricia June Vickers (Ts’msyen/Heiltsuk) uses painting to express her healing journey, share sacred stories, and to depict spiritual transformation and awakening.

Supported by:
British Columbia Arts Council
Supported by the Province of British Columbia
First Peoples’ Cultural Council
City of Vancouver
Canada Council for the Arts
Prince Rupert Community Arts Council

Details

Start:
May 27 @ 11:00 am
End:
October 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.billreidgallery.ca/blogs/exhibitions-page/hands-of-knowledge

Organizer

Wayne Louie
Phone:
6046823455
Email:
marketing@billreidgallery.ca

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Province
British Columbia

Venue

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3 Canada
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Phone:
6046823455
Website:
https://www.billreidgallery.ca/