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Blog Posts are the news outlet of Salish Weave. Timely, the blogs inform you of what is going on at Salish Weave. They also cover current and upcoming events and exhibitions, news and publications about Salish art and artists.
1 Jun 2015

Perpetual Salish: In Print, A Selection of Serigraphs from the Salish Weave Collection is now on display at the Wilfrid A. Johns Gallery (MacLaurin Building, A Wing, University of Victoria Campus). This exhibition is an adaptation of Perpetual Salish: Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection, curated by lessLIE, and displayed at the University of Victoria’s...

17 Apr 2015

Coast Salish Artist Shaun Peterson, Puyallup, recently received a major commission to create a piece for the Seattle Waterfront. The commission is intended to fill a significant artistic gap, by featuring the traditionally under-represented Coast Salish artform in a prominent location. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture stated, “Peterson will work with the city and its...

24 Mar 2015

On April 25, 2015, Coast Salish Artist Luke Marston will unveil his 14-foot bronze sculpture, Shore to Shore, in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. The inauguration ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place at 2:00 pm at Brockton Point next to the Totem Poles.

Shore to Shore honours Portuguese adventurer Joe Silvey (“Portuguese Joe”) and his...

27 Feb 2015

Coast Salish art has made its way to the UK. A new work by lessLIE was recently installed in Canada House, just a few short steps from The National Gallery in London. Actually, you can step right across lessLIE’s work—as it happens to be an area rug.

Canada House recently underwent a massive renovation. 29 area rugs were commissioned for the re-vamped space, featuring work...

11 Feb 2015

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city, a series of three interconnected exhibitions about Musqueam peoples’ ancient and contemporary culture, is currently on display in Vancouver, BC. The exhibitions opened on January 22 at the Museum of Vancouver, January 23 at Musqueam Cultural Centre, and January 25 at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, respectively.

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10 Feb 2015

Master Carver and Songhees First Nation Elder Clarence "Butch" Dick (Yux’wey’lupton) was named as a recipient of the 2015 Leadership Victoria Award. Butch receives the lifetime achievement award in recognition of and appreciation for his invaluable contributions to the Victoria community. He is a tireless champion of Indigenous art and cultural education.

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19 Jan 2015

Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection opened on January 9, 2015 at Nanaimo Art Gallery on Vancouver Island University’s campus. This is the exhibition’s second stop on tour, after a successful run at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford, BC from July 7 to September 7, 2014.

 

Record, (Re)create showcases a selection of...

12 Sep 2014

A month ago, the exhibition Perpetual Salish: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection opened at the University of Victoria's Legacy Art Gallery in downtown Victoria, BC. Guest-curated by Coast Salish artist lessLIE, this exhibition features works from artists of BC's southern Vancouver Island and mainland: Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE...

5 Sep 2014

This Sunday, September 7, the exhibition Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection comes to a close at The Reach gallery in Abbotsford, BC. Fortunately, The Reach provided us with pictures of the exhibition that we are pleased to post on our website. To view them, go to Browse Exhibits, select Record, (Re)create and scroll down to Exhibit...

8 Aug 2014

This year, the Cornett building at UVic added Surviving Truth, a sand-blasted and painted red cedar and glass panel by Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. to its permanent Salish art display. At the invitation of Dr. Andrea Walsh, Associate Professor, Maynard participated in the third iteration of the Visiting Artist Program in Anthropology in the fall of...

30 Jul 2014

A group of twenty Musqueam people, led by elders Larry and Jean Grant, recently made a reciprocal cultural visit to New Zealand. Dr. Susan Rowley, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Curator of Coast Salish Art at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in Vancouver, accompanied the group.

 

We are thankful to the Musqueam people who brought prints...

22 Jul 2014

In collaboration with corporate, foundation and individual donors, the Vancouver Airport (YVR) Art Foundation offers up to eight art scholarships annually to BC First Nations youth (age 16-26) who wish to develop their artistic potential. The scholarship award enables the young artist to study at a formal art institution or work with a mentor over a one-year period. The scholarship...