Coast Salish Connections: Making it Flow Exhibition Opening | February 2024

Following the success of our recent exhibition, "Coast Salish Connections: Making it Flow," we are drawn to reflect upon the memorable experience it offered.  Enhanced by the evocative traditional song played by Xwalacktun during the opening, the Gallery became a sanctuary of collective connection; where threads of ancestral wisdom were woven seamlessly through contemporary artistry. Art, as experienced, is the universal language that binds humanity together, transcending the

International Women’s Day

Celebrating the essence of creativity and determination, on this International Women's Day, we spotlight Cori Savard, a distinguished figure in the world of West Coast Indigenous art. Born in Masset, Haida Gwaii Islands, BC, in 1985, Savard's artistic journey reflects a profound connection to her Haida heritage. Raised outside her ancestral homeland, Savard's upbringing was enriched by her mother's commitment to preserving their

Pacific Pathways: A Canvas of Connection

In recent years, there’s been a growing emphasis amongst Indigenous artists on global cultural exchange and collaboration. As such, the gallery welcomed a recent visit from the Honourable Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Treaty, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Partnerships, Minister for Communities, and Minister for the Arts in Queensland, which was a poignant reminder of our shared commitment to foster connections. As the first Indigenous Australian woman - of the Quandamooka
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Caring for Community | Good things come in Threes

As the days grow shorter and twinkling lights line the cobblestone streets of Gastown, we invite you to our Gallery for a late-night community event. Gastown Thursdays are back and this season we’ve joined forces with one of our favourite charities; the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (click on the DEWC link to view current donation items on their wish list). Drop
Yeomans Trilogy Exhibition Don Trace Kyran Yeomans

Yeomans Trilogy Exhibition Opened 2022

On June 4th, our first family-focused exhibition 'Yeomans Trilogy' opened featuring the works of Don, Trace and Kyran Yeomans. Their combined collections of both contemporary and traditional artworks in an array of mediums illustrating their personal artistic journeys during a global pandemic over the last few years. All three artists spoke candidly about their experiences, influences and involvement in
Corrine Hunt Indigenous Artist Kwakwaka'wakw Tlingit

Gathering Exhibition Opening | Corrine Hunt 2021

On September 25th, the gallery celebrated it's first exhibition opening in almost two years with Corrine Hunt's solo exhibition 'Gathering: It's good to see you (again)'. Corrine's progressive contemporary style in both jewelry and sculptures was on display for masked guests to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Many of the artworks have videos with Corrine sharing her memories and thoughts on the
Vickie Jensen author of Totem Pole Carving book featuring Norman Tait

Virtual Author Talk with Vickie Jensen

Meet author Vickie Jensen virtually for an engaging and entertaining talk with a Q&A on her book Totem Pole Carving: Norman Tait, Bringing a Log to Life. View the Interview Video here from December 6th, 2020 When: Sunday, December 6th, 2020 @ 11am PST | 2pm EST Where: Online Zoom Meeting hosted by Coastal Peoples Gallery owner Svetlana Fouks Attend: Register by sending

Paris Indigenous Fashion Week 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Normandy Le Chantier Hotel, Paris, France. International Indigenous Fashion Week Inc. (IIFW) will deliver a diverse experience blending fashion and music from artists and designers from across North America and around the world. The stimulating and refreshing production includes street wear, eco-friendly fashions, and traditional Indigenous designs with a modern day touch. IIFW has successfully been

Olympics 10th Anniversary Celebration with Corrine Hunt

CTV Video Interview with Corrine Hunt: Click here to view On February 15th, 2020, Olympics medals designer Corrine Hunt is our guest artist for a special meet & greet celebration of the Games 10th Anniversary in Vancouver. Corrine will reminisce about her past memories of 2010, and mark this occasion with the creation of new artworks inspired by her personal Olympics experience. This latest

Fulmer Award Exhibition 2019

The Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre recently hosted a four day exhibition for the Fulmer Award in First Nations Art, an event held in partnership with the BC Achievement Foundation. The exhibition ran from November 18th to 21st in order to showcase the careers of five prominent BC Indigenous artists. The annual awards event took place on Thursday evening and the

Symbols Speak Opening: David Neel Book Launch + Exhibition

On November 16th, specially invited guests gathered to celebrate the launch of David Neel's new memoir 'The Way Home' alongside his newest exhibition collection of fine jewelry, graphics and carvings. David shared personal stories and a performance of singing and dancing expressed the joy of this momentous occasion for the artist as well as his family and friends (video available

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2019

This years Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week welcomes over 32 designers and will take place at both the Orpheum and Queen Elizabeth Theatre this November 18th to 21st.

Heiltsuk Opens Historic Big House

Today is the official opening with blessing ceremony of the Gvákva’áus Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk big house) named by Chief Marilyn Slett in Bella Bella (Waglisla), British Columbia. This five day event is a momentous occasion of celebration with over 3,000 guests who will join in ceremony, song, witness dancers, and a feast of coastal delicacies to experience the power of a

Doc Film on Robert Davidson Premieres at VIFF

On October 1st, the VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) premiers a Robert Davidson documentary - Haida Modern. In the new documentary Haida Modern, Davidson recalls wandering the Museum of Anthropology at UBC as a young man and seeing the art his ancestors created. But when he returned to Haida Gwaii, he recalls, there was almost nothing. “I felt there was an

Crafted in the City: Trace Yeomans

Join us for an engaging conversation with Haida/Ukrainian artist Trace Yeomans. Trace will discuss how she works in fabric applique and other materials in her art, her inspiration and technique in designing pieces that are culturally significant to her combined dual heritage. When & Where: Saturday, May 18th; 3-5pm @ 332 Water Street, Unit 200 | Gastown "My art has always been

Crafted Vancouver: Made to be Discovered

In association with Crafted Vancouver, our Gallery is participating in events "designed to celebrate the vitality of our hand-crafted world". For 25 days in May, a festival of exceptional contemporary and traditional craftsmanship as well as craft-based works is happening throughout the city. Events include demonstrations, exhibitions, film viewings, guided walks and studio tours, workshops, talks & presentations, dining & tasting

Meet the Artist! Maynard Johnny Jr.

Up close and personal... Join us for an entertaining afternoon to engage with artist Maynard Johnny Jr. (Kwakwaka'wakw/Coast Salish) while he creates one of his latest new works on April 27th between 2-4pm. In recollecting his earlier years, Maynard remembers how his mother was pivotal in awakening his artistic calling. As his career gained momentum, Maynard was asked to create the design

Resilience: through laughter Exhibition Opening

This past Saturday, Coastal Peoples Gallery and invited guests were witness to the launch of Corrine Hunt's latest collection of innovative and progressive designs in jewelry and mixed media. Corrine's signature style and personal artistic approach is apparent in the little details, the whimsical titles of her pieces, and the stories she tells. You're invited to visit her exhibition page and

Holiday Celebration

On December 1st Coastal Peoples made the season merry with a Holiday Celebration. Invited guests and artists were brought together to enjoy an afternoon of lively conversation and amazing art. Guests were enlightened with an artist demonstration and talk by Patrick Leach and Lyle Wilson as they shared their unique artistic skills and perspectives. They provided insight into their processes and answered some thoughtful

Hecate Strait Silk Scarves by Susan Point

In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Coastal Peoples Gallery has launched luxurious 100% silk scarves designed by Susan Point. The scarves are inspired by the recent release of her ‘Hecate Strait’ print series in 2017 and they have been created exclusively for Coastal Peoples. Susan Point speaks to the design concept in her own words: "Hecate Strait is a wide

Eyes of Society: Art, Traditional Knowledge, and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii

A new exhibition Eyes of Society: Art, Traditional Knowledge, and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii, opens on June 15th at the Robert Bateman Centre. The exhibition will begin with a short film ‘Eyes of Society’ documenting six indigenous and non-indigenous artists traveling by canoe from T’aanuu to SG̱ang Gwaay Llanagaay in Haida Gwaii. It features Haida artists April White, Gwaai Edenshaw

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto

After last year’s successful Indigenous Fashion Week in Vancouver, the inaugural Toronto IFW will take place next month beginning May 31 to June 3, 2018. The first of its kind in Toronto, this exciting event follows Vancouver's first Indigenous Fashion Week which launched in July 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. VIFW boasted more than 30 designers and artists thereby

Hoobiyee 2018

Join us in celebrating the start of Hoobiyee, the Nisga’a new year! Hoobiyee honours the harvest moon through stories, songs, and dances. The Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society hosts the event annually and this year it is being held at the PNE Forum where thousands of locals will enjoy fantastic performances. “The Nisga’a of Ts’amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year

Dorothy Grant Pop-Up Shop

On Saturday, December 16, 2017, a special guest appearance by Haida fashion guru Dorothy Grant will take place at her 'Pop-Up' shop hosted by Coastal Peoples Gallery in Gastown. Be a part of an exclusive one-day only event where you can meet the artist and shop her bespoke apparel collection and accessories. While at the Gallery, browse through their fine silver

Haida Masterworks III Exhibition Opening

Last Saturday afternoon, Coastal Peoples Gallery celebrated the opening of another successful Haida Masterworks series exhibition! The Haida Masterworks III collection enraptured guests while Christian White entertained with his ceremonial drumming and singing to welcome everyone in attendance. The Gallery extends a special thank you to those who have supported this latest exhibition, to family and friends, and especially to the
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