The sublime watercolor paintings of Archibald Fairbairn (1888-1979) document the beauty of totem poles and communities during the early 20th century. This exhibition juxtaposes an idealistic painter’s postcolonial gaze with critical discourse from contemporary indigenous voices. Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
- 639 Hornby Street
- Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3
- Phone: 604.682.3455
The Bill Reid Gallery is the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art and was established by the Bill Reid Foundation in 2008, to celebrate the Haida master artist Bill Reid (1920 - 1998), and the diverse living cultures of the Northwest Coast.
The Gallery honours Bill Reid by exhibiting the Bill Reid SFU Art Collection, and presenting special exhibitions and programs that build bridges between all peoples, including Indigenous and settler populations. Our mandate is to promote a greater awareness of Indigenous cultures and values.
The Gallery is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and can be found within a short walking distance from the Canada Line’s City Centre Station located in Pacific Centre or the Millenium/Expo Line’s Burrard Station.
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- Description The Bill Reid Gallery is an ideal choice for receptions, media and cultural events and private dinners. Choose your caterer, beverages and other suppliers. Enhance the mood with music, dance performances or a guided tour for a dramatic cultural experience. The Bill Reid Gallery is nestled in the heart of downtown, just a short walk from all major hotels, the Vancouver Convention Centre and public transit.
- Reception Capacity 160
- Space Notes A public gallery with a dramatic Northwest Coast ambiance and named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 – 1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of exquisite works by Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast of North America. “A jewel of a gallery in downtown Vancouver.” Your guests will be surrounded by the stunning gold jewelry and spectacular sculptures of Bill Reid as well as a full-scale totem pole carved by James Hart of Haida Gwaii in tribute to Reid. The Gallery Gift Shop supports contemporary Northwest Coast artists through the sale of their original works and prints, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards and more. The Shop is an excellent source for those seeking Northwest Coast inspired gifts for speakers, special guests, corporate milestones and personal mementos. The Gallery Gift Shop can be open during your event.
- Theatre Capacity 80
- Banquet Capacity 70
- Number of Rooms 1
Water is an essential ingredient for human life—it connects us geographically, culturally, and socially while fueling our bodies and spirits. Guest curators ReMatriate Collective reveal the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas. In this insightful exhibition, Audrey Siegl (Musqueam), Marika Echachis Swan (Nuu-chah-nulth), Carrielynn Victor (Sto:lo), and more will explore water as a crucial… more