Our August newsletter focuses on the development of panels as a style of Northwest Coast Art. Panels can be bold, striking, and monumental like totem poles with a depth of carving that draws awe and stimulates conversation. Like paintings and bentwood boxes panel artwork allows an artist to articulate crests and stories into defined spaces, Read more »

BILL REID (1920 – 1998)

“I consider myself one of the most fortunate of men, to have lived at a time when some of the old Haidas and their peers among the Northwest Coast peoples were still alive, and to have had the privilege of knowing them.” Bill Reid – from introduction to The Raven Steals the Light, 1984. Hinged Gold Bracelet, 1957 Read more »

As seen on Daily Hive Vancouver

An Indigenous art collection is the hidden gem of this TELUS skyscraper. Skyscrapers are certainly not what you expect to associate with the liveliness of BC’s nature and culture, but high up in a downtown Vancouver skyscraper is a magnificent collection of Indigenous art. Several Indigenous artists contributed to an art installation art on the 24th Read more »


Feature: The Carving of a Totem Pole Poles were historically carved to commemorate a special event, to archive a family history, or to tell a story. Poles continue to be made in this same fashion today and we are excited to share with you a current totem pole commission with Haida artist Robert Davidson. This 22’ Read more »


Bentwood boxes are among the most versatile objects made by the Northwest Coast peoples. They were made using an ingenious but difficult technique to master that was specific to the Pacific Northwest region. Bentwood boxes are unique in that three of their four corners are bent at a 90-degree angle, with the fourth corner being Read more »