Since 2007, when the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria held Transporters: Contemporary Salish Art, Salish Weave has participated in exhibitions to raise awareness of this indigenous art form of Southern British Columbia and the Northern Washington and Oregon States. Some exhibitions were dedicated to works of the Salish Weave Collection, including a touring exhibition, Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection.
Over 10 years, in addition to five exhibitions in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Salish Weave participated in exhibitions of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Legacy Art Galleries at the University of Victoria, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Burnaby Art Gallery.
In 2017, works of the Salish Weave Collection donated to the National Gallery of Canada were part of the gallery’s fourth edition of the Canadian Biennial. The contemporary Salish works of art presented in this exhibition were a living testament of the vibrant Salish culture.
2017 Canadian Biennial“The fourth edition of the Canadian Biennial brings together a comprehensive selection of works acquired since 2014 by the Gallery’s departments of Contemporary Art, Indigenous Art, and the Canadian Photography Institute, and is the first to date to feature artists…2017 - 2018
The Salish Weave Collection: Works on PaperThis exhibition featured work from the Salish Weave Collection, a private collection of contemporary Coast Salish art that weaves together the distinctive forms and designs of established and emerging artists. With work by Andy Everson, Maynard Johnny Jr., lessLIE, Luke…2017
Susan Point: Spindle Whorl“Over the past three and a half decades, Musqueam artist Susan Point has received wide acclaim for her accomplished and remarkably wide-ranging oeuvre that forcefully asserts the vitality of Coast Salish culture, both past and present. During that time, she…2017
cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints“Tacoma Art Museum’s Haub Curator of Western American Art, Faith Brower, has partnered with guest curator and Haub Fellow, India Young, from Victoria, B.C., to present this selection of approximately 50 prints featuring 60 years of innovative printmaking from the…2017
Out of the Frame: Salish PrintmakingOut of the Frame: Salish Printmaking was presented at the University of Victoria Legacy Art Gallery Downtown from June 4 – October 4, 2016. This exhibition was guest curated by Dr. Andrea N. Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria. The…2016
Perpetual Salish: In PrintPerpetual Salish: In Print, A Selection of Serigraphs from the Salish Weave Collection was presented at the A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery (MacLaurin Building, A Wing, University of Victoria Campus) from June 1 to July 30, 2015. This exhibition was an adaptation of Perpetual…2015
Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection“Organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the touring exhibition Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection showcased a selection of works by 14 artists of Coast Salish ancestry from the Salish Weave Collection, a private art collection…2013 - 2015
Perpetual Salish: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave CollectionIn this exhibition curated by Coast Salish artist lessLIE, the theme of perpetuation unified the work of five contemporary Coast Salish artists who live and work in this region. The word perpetuation is meant to suggest a continuum of ideas and processes,…2014
Urban Thunderbirds - Ravens in a Material World“The exhibition, Urban Thunderbirds – Ravens in a Material World, held at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from September 20, 2013 to January 12, 2014, is the result of a creative collaboration with co-curators/artists, lessLIE and Rande Cook, as…2013
Victoria Collects: The Salish Weave Collection“The Salish Weave Collection, as part of the Victoria Collects exhibition, demonstrated that a passion for local indigenous art can translate beyond amassing and decorating to sharing and educating. Focused exclusively on works by contemporary Coast Salish artists, the objective…2012
SMASH: International Indigenous Weaving“This SMASH exhibition showcased the works of Salish, Mi’kmaq, Alaskan, Southwestern, and Hawaiian artists through the medium of weaving and brought together 16 artists and over 60 works of art from the five regions. Featuring pieces on loan from the artists…2010
Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast 2009-2010“Art of the Northwest Coast has re-emerged in the twenty-first century. Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast exhibition explored the art of 40 contemporary Northwest Coast artists. It showcased a collection of over 70 pieces of contemporary art that are…2009 - 2010
Transporters: Contemporary Salish Art“This exhibition was in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts and featured the work of ten Salish artists from Southwest British Columbia and Washington State in a cross-section of ideas and images that express…2007