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Recent Acquisitions of First Nations and Inuit Prints

Recent Acquisitions First Nations and Inuit Prints

January 31-April 6, 2014
Opening Reception: January 30, 2014, 7-9pm

The Burnaby Art Gallery has recently received the promised gift of a significant collection of First Nations and Inuit prints, all of which were created during the 1970s to early 1980s period, with many included in the Northwest Coast Indian Artist Guild series of 1977 and 1978. In addition, two notable Inuit works of Canadian Heritage were added to the collection in 2013. This exhibition features  masterworks by Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Robert Davidson, Beau Dick, Joseph and Kananginak Pootoogook, Richard Hunt, Bill Reid, and Roy Henry Vickers, among others. 

Public Programming 

Free Family Sunday
Sunday, February 2 and March 2, 1-4pm
Join us for an interactive experience that combines the gallery exhibition with hands-on studio activity; focusing on shapes and stencils (February 2) and story prints (March 2). No registration required. All ages. 

Lunch BAG Day
Sunday, February 9, 12noon-1pm
Tour the current exhibit and enjoy lunch with tea and coffee. Call 604-297-4422 to reserve your space, or book online. Limited seating; book early. Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance of the tour, and cancellations without 24 hours’ notice will not be refunded. 19 years and up.

Fireside Talk with Krista Belle Stewart
Thursday, March 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Shelved is in collaboration with Artspeak and the University of British Columbia. Shelved produces discursive spaces through archival research and publication projects. Selected artists have been invited to examine various archives and filing systems within the Burnaby Art Gallery, Artspeak, and University of British Columbia collections. Krista Belle Stewart has undertaken a research-based curatorial project that focuses on historical exhibitions at the BAG as well as objects held in the permanent collection. Projects for Shelved are ongoing throughout 2014 at several locations throughout the lower mainland. All ages.

Mandarin Language Walking Tour with Dong Yue Su
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 12noon-1pm 
Conducted in Mandarin, our guide will take you on an exploration of the current exhibition. No registration required. All ages. 

開幕接待:2014年1月30日 晚上7至9點
本拿比藝術館新近獲贈一批重要的原住民和因紐特人的版畫藝術品收藏。這些作品均創作於七十年代到八十年代早期,多数被收入"西北海岸印第安藝術家公會”的1977年和1978年系列。其中有兩部傑出的因紐特藝術作品於2013年入選加拿大文化遺產。參展的藝術家包括:Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Robert Davidson, Beau Dick, Joseph and Kananginak Pootoogook, Richard Hunt, Bill Reid, and Roy Henry Vickers等。