Friday June 8, 2018 - Sunday January 13, 2019 Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver Body Language is the first exhibition to fully explore the rich history and artistry of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment on the Northwest Coast. Since ancient times, both men and women on the coast marked their clan crests and symbols of personal identity onto their skin. Tattoos were a celebration and recognition of special life events, potlatches and social rank. Lip, nose and ear piercing was also linked to rank and… 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
Interface explores the intricate textile works and cedar weavings of Kakwaka’wakw and Haida artist Jaad Kuujus (Meghann O'Brien). Known for her ability to work in miniature and with very fine stitching, Meghann uses her artwork to both explore her Northwest Coast cultural heritage, and rebuild and maintain bonds with her community. She disrupts what is often seen as a distinct order between the contemporary and traditional by looking at how they are in conversation with each other in a non-linear way. This exhibition… more