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Emerging Through the Fog : Tsa-qwa-supp and Tlehpik – Together

FINAL posterFebruary 13, to May 28, 2016

Curated by Hjalmer Wenstob | With supervisory guidance from Williams Legacy Chair, Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown 630 Yates Street
This is an exhibition of two Nuu-chah-nulth men, “Fog-God” Art Thompson from Ditidaht (1948-2003) and Hjalmer Wenstob from Tla-o-qui-aht. Two artists, two friends. Two lives together.

Featuring the prints and paintings of Art Thompson/Tsa-qwa-supp from the collection of the Legacy Art Galleries and interactive carvings by contemporary artist Hjalmer Wenstob/Tlehpik, whose work is inspired by and resonates with that of his teacher and friend Tsa-qwa-supp. Tsa-qwa-supp taught for many years and inspired a number of artists who continue his work in this day.

Emerging Through The Fog seeks to honour and commemorate the life and work of the dedicated teacher Tsa-qwa-supp on the occasion of Tlehpik’s B.F.A from the University of Victoria’s Visual Arts Department. We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of Tsa-qwa-supp, an inspiring and caring teacher.

Image (detail), Tlehpika, Hjalmer Wenstob.

Explorations in Wood 2004

May 25 – August 11, 2004

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

An open exhibition of woodworking and design presented by the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild. This juried exhibition is held every two years and represents a wide range of woodworking skills from small turnings and carvings to musical instruments and larger piece such as tables and desks.

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Visible Knowledge: Women’s World in Art

January 24 – February 18, 2000

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Lucia Sanroman

An exhibition in conjunction with UVic’s Women’s Studies Department presenting works by faculty and students. A celebration of the 20th anniversary of Women’s Studies at the University.

The exhibit presents pieces that embody the personal and professional growth, changes and challenges of these alumni as a result of being part of Women’s Studies. This is a multi-media exhibit featuring works in soapstone, ceramics, traditional and abstract painting and drawing to reflect the variety of experiences of the artists. The artists were chosen because their work represents different approaches to art making as a way of developing a personal, fundamentally female way of understanding, of creating knowledge, and ultimately of affecting reality.

Explorations in Wood 1996

January 28 – March 24, 1996

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

A show presented by the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild, featuring furniture, turnings, architectural fixtures, musical instruments and sculpture from artists throughout western Canada.

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Arts from the Arctic

September 11 – October 30, 1994

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Canada’s international committee representative.

Arts of the Arctic features contemporary aboriginal art and craft works from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland, and Russia. The exhibition and its international planning committee were seed funded by UNESCO in recognition of the World Decade for Cultural Development. The purpose of the exhibit program is to present arts of the Arctic people to all of its regions and to other people in the world. There are currently several versions of the exhibition travelling throughout the participating Polar countries.

Arts of the Arctic presents to the public the fascinating diversity of traditional and contemporary arts as they are now practiced. the Ravenstail weavings of Yukon’s Ann Smith vie with colourful prints from baffin Island and decorated knives of the Lapland Sami. The monumental modern bronze forms of Abraham Ruben can be compared to traditional soap stone carvings from Alaska and the small ivory figures from Siberia.

Explorations in Wood ’93

December 15, 1993 – January 30, 1994

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Explorations in Wood ’93 is an open exhibition presented by the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild at the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery. It features furniture, turnings, architectural fixtures, musical instruments and sculpture from artists throughout western Canada.

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Contemporary Traditions: New Work on the Northwest Coast

August 9 – September 9, 1984

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

This new material presents the traditions and new directions of the Salish, Kwakiutl, Haida and West Coast arts. Without deviating from the visual vocabulary of the old traditions, the artists have adapted new forms, media or functions.

Examples of work on display include ceremonial masks, carvings, prints, large carved boxes, delicately woven miniature baskets, rattles, and bracelets. A unique feature in this varied exhibition is the presence of the artists’ carving tools and the inclusion of raw materials. Some of the tools have been ingeniously fabricated from pieces of metals and files.