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Burnaby Art Gallery Silent Auction

November 29, 2019 - January 26, 2020 

The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to announce a silent auction featuring four works by renowned Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers. These works were recently donated to the gallery for fundraising purposes. All funds will be used to support purchases for the permanent collection and education collections. 

The works are framed and can be viewed in the upper floor display case of the Burnaby Art Gallery from November 29 to January 26, 2020, the closing date of the silent auction. 

Bids can be placed in increments of $10. To inquire about the current high bid and to place a bid, call the Burnaby Art Gallery front desk at 604-297-4422 or visit in person. 

Silent Auction Artworks

Roy Henry Vickers Kitselas 
Roy Henry Vickers, Kitselas, 1990, serigraph on paper, 3/50, 55.0 x 68.0 cm
Minimum Starting Bid: $200

Roy Henry Vickers King Salmon 
Roy Henry Vickers, King Salmon, 1994, serigraph on paper, 3/150, 23.0 x 55.5 cm
Minimum Starting Bid: $150

Roy Henry Vickers Peace Dancer 
Roy Henry Vickers, Peace Dancer, 1997, serigraph on paper, 3/150, 45.5 x 30.5 cm
Minimum Starting Bid: $200

Roy Henry Vickers Walkus Screen 
Roy Henry Vickers, Walkus Screen, 1996, serigraph on paper, 3/100, 30.5 x 55.5 cm
Minimum Starting Bid: $150

Artist Biography 

Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is known around the world for his limited edition prints. He is also an accomplished carver, design advisor of prestigious public spaces and publisher and author of several successful books.

Vickers was born on the Nass River in Laxgalts'ap (now known as Greenville), but raised in Kitkatla and Victoria, BC. His father was a fisherman who was matrilineally Tsimshian, also with Haida and Heiltsuk ancestry. His mother was a schoolteacher whose parents had emigrated from England and who was in the 1940s adopted into the Eagle clan at Kitkatla, BC. His grandfather was a Kitkatla canoe carver. Vickers’ art incorporates elements of traditional Northwest Coast design with distinctive touches. In many of his pieces, the artist uses superimposed shadows to add layers of depth, history and myth to his scenes.

In 2004, Roy Henry Vickers returned with his family to Hazelton, BC, where he now lives and works. He also owns and operates a gallery in Tofino, BC. Vickers’ love and respect for the magnificent natural beauty of British Columbia is evident in his art.

Vickers’ work can be found in private and public collections and galleries around the world including the Canadian Museum of History (Ottawa, ON), the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver, BC), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, ON) and the National Museum of Japan (Osaka). In 2003, Vickers received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, and he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006.