Red Fish up the River September 16 – November 5, 2011
Opening Celebration: Sunday, Sept 18, 4 – 6pm
This exhibition features Kwikwetlem First Nation cultural objects and regalia, contemporary and archival documentation and contemporary Coast Salish art, including works by Jody Broomfield (Squamish), Darren Blaney (Homalco), Darlene Gait (Esquimalt), Fred Hulbert (Kwikwetlem) and Chrystal Sparrow (Musqueam). It explores the importance of the salmon in Coast Salish culture, including Kwikwetlem First Nation’s efforts to return sockeye to the Coquitlam Lake and River. It will also showcase the band’s other initiatives to renew their cultural practices, including a canoe building project featured in the film Te Sleq’alquels te Slexwelh, “The Journey of the Canoe.” This is the first public exhibition focused on Kwikwetlem First Nation.
Join Canadians in hundreds of cities and towns across the country and participate in activities that celebrate the creative expression of your community. In the Art Gallery come view the exhibition Kwikwetlem: Red Fish up the River. Free gallery tours will be available and hands-on, interactive activities for families.
September 30 – Gallery tours: 12 noon – 5pm
October 2 – Gallery tours & activities: 12 noon – 2pm