Beau Dick

A companion book to the last show conceptualized by the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist tackles our unsustainable way of living. Read more


Dick was a Kwakwaka'wakw master carver and a hereditary chief from the northern tip of Vancouver Island. He was known for his mask carvings and as an advocate for Aboriginal rights. Read more


Sixty-five years ago this exhibition of Kwakwaka’wakw potlatch masks and regalia would have been unthinkable. Potlatches were illegal in Canada from 1884 to 1951. Read more

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The 9th annual Audain Prize for lifetime achievement, will honour noted artist and teacher Marian Penner Bancroft. Artists Beau Dick and Ron Tran are the 2012 recipients of VIVA Awards, granted annually by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation. Read more