Downtown Vancouvers public gallery named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The Gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid and changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Permanent Collection of Bill Reids work – Stunning gold and silver jewelry – Monumental sculptures – Towering totem pole carved Read more [...]
With 198 distinct First Nations in our province, Indigenous arts and culture resonates across British Columbia. From our major centres to smaller communities, indigenous knowledge keepers share traditions with new generations. This creative climate builds dialogue about cultural practices, stories of identity and resilience. The resulting works are a celebration of historic, traditional and contemporary artistic expression.
Indigenous cultural works span a wide range of media, telling stories through craft, function and arts. From wood and stone carvings, glass engraving and metalwork, to painting, beadwork, fibre arts and more, Indigenous visual arts represent both traditional oral histories and contemporary expressions of identity. With over 30 languages and 60 dialects spoken among First Nations in British Columbia, the expression of Indigenous culture through song, prose, theatre and dance provide an even greater celebration of indigenous diversity to be shared across our communities.
There are so many ways to explore Indigenous culture in British Columbia! In addition to many groundbreaking galleries and museums, indigenous artists from across the province continue to produce and collaborate on an incredible array of works. There are also many opportunities to enjoy immersive experiences, from festivals and musical performances to carving demonstrations and culinary celebrations. Eco-tourism is another great way to experience aboriginal cultures, providing both restful retreats and opportunities to learn more about traditional lands and waters from a local guide.
Regardless of your location on the unceded territories across British Columbia, experiencing Indigenous cultures is about learning a sense of place and the stories that come with it. Whether you are planning a trip or want to learn more about indigenous arts and culture, Art-BC can provide you with all the details you need. Wherever you go, you will find history, art, and culture with Art-BC.
Lattimer Gallery was established in 1986 by Leona Lattimer and her husband, David. Having spent much of their adult lives travelling throughout British Columbia, Leona and David made strong personal and professional connections with many Northwest Coast Native artists. Leona and David continued to foster these relationships with the artists Read more [...]
Vancouver’s Boutique Hotel that is making a difference….. Skwachàys Lodge combines art and culture with exceptional hospitality. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites designed by Indigenous artists and Vancouver interior designers tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and provides the funding for an Artists in Residence Program for Indigenous artists. Read more [...]
Building Community through the Transformative Power of Art The Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery is a social enterprise created by Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS). Located in the Lobby of Skwachays Lodge, Vancouver’s Boutique Hotel that is making a Difference…. it is a community driven initiative dedicated to sharing the artistic Read more [...]