“This exhibition is part of a process of rewriting the historic narratives of governments and institutions while expressing an Indigenous perspective and an Indigenous truth. It is also an expression of Northwest Coast Indigenous artists understanding of Em̓út – of being home.” Ray Hartley and Sheila Hall, curators.
BC Achievement is honoured to be part of a new exhibition of Northwest Coast Indigenous Art called Em̓út | Being Home, in collaboration with the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and in conjunction with guest curators Ray Hartley and Sheila Hall from the Aboriginal Gathering Collective.
Starting today, visits can be scheduled to view new work and films featuring First Nations artists: Primrose Adams, Sonny Assu, Dempsey Bob, David A. Boxley, Corey Bulpitt, Brenda Crabtree, Ben Davidson, Robert Davidson, Aggie Davis, Shawn Hunt, Lena Jumbo, Isabel Rorick, Evelyn Vanderhoop, and Xwalacktun.
The majority of the featured artists are recipients of the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art spanning the program’s thirteen years of celebrating artistic excellence. The exhibition includes a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, wood carving, textiles, basket weaving, and sculpture. As well it gives the visitor the opportunity to view short films, produced in conjunction with the Fulmer Award recognition, which give intimate portraits of the artists at work in their homes and studios.
Em̓út | Being Home celebrates the artistic contributions of First Nations artists whose practice represents excellence in traditional and contemporary art, and who have been recognized in their communities as mentors and teachers in their field.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of artist, Ben Davidson. An exceptional artist and loved father, son, husband and friend, who passed away unexpectedly in August 2020 at age 44.
The Exhibition runs from March 10 until May 1, from 12 – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday. Contact [email protected] to schedule your visit in keeping with COVID safety plans.