National Gallery of Canada
In 2010, Salish Weave donated nine serigraphs by Susan Point to the National Gallery of Canada. The curators of Indigenous Art applied to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, a first experience for Salish Weave. The Board determined that the serigraphs met the criteria of “outstanding significance and national importance” as set out in the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. We were delighted that serigraphs by Susan Point, the leading Coast Salish artist, were certified as cultural property.
In 2016, as part of our succession plan initiative, we donated 58 pieces to the National Gallery: 18 original works – sculptures and paintings – and 40 serigraphs. Among them is Susan Point’s Salish Weave, the signature piece after which the Salish Weave Collection was named. The nature of this largest-ever donation of art from Salish Weave prompted the gallery’s Indigenous Art senior curator to apply to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. The Board members deemed this collection of works to be of “outstanding significance and national importance” and a Cultural Property Certificate was issued to the National Gallery of Canada. Salish Weave is proud that these contemporary Coast Salish pieces joined those of the Museum of Anthropology and the Legacy Art Galleries collections as part of Canada’s Heritage.
Two of these works, Salish Weave and The Circle Within are featured in People Among the People: The Public Art of Susan Point, a book authored by Robert D. Watt, and published by Figure 1 Publishing and MOA (Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia) in 2019.
MemoryKelly Cannell, Susan A. Point, 2005
Symphony of ButterfliesSusan A. Point, 2006
DiscoverySusan A. Point, 2005
Circle of LifeSusan A. Point, 2007
Eagle, Frog and Butterfly CopperSusan A. Point, 2005
ProtectorSusan A. Point, 2006
Eight People, Eight RavenslessLIE, 2005
In Both Worlds (T-Bird IV)Susan A. Point, 2002
Missing PiecesSusan A. Point, 2007
Salmon CycleJohn Marston, 2008
Into the LightSusan A. Point, 2008
Spa EthMaynard Johnny Jr., 2008
WuhusMaynard Johnny Jr., 2008
Mating Eagles – RemarqueMaynard Johnny Jr., 2006
Symbol of Power (T-Bird II)Susan A. Point, 2002
Middle PointlessLIE, 2008
Ancestral Guardian (T-Bird III)Susan A. Point, 2002
FlightMaynard Johnny Jr., 2010
SpiritualitySusan A. Point, 2009
Carver’s HelperJohn Marston, 2009