Due to popular demand, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art announces the extension of the milestone exhibition To Speak With a Golden Voice — in celebration of the centennial birthday of Bill Reid (1920–1998) and his extraordinary life and legacy.
Bill Reid Gallery Exhibition Extended
- When: July 16, 2020 – September 6, 2021
- Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm
- Where: 639 Hornby St, Vancouver
- Tickets: Available online in advance.
Originally set to close in April 2021, the exhibition will be extended until September 6, 2021 and will include the addition of two new monumental artworks and the unveiling of an anticipated new book to commemorate the gallery’s namesake in early May. Guest curated by Gwaai Edenshaw — considered to be Reid’s last apprentice — To Speak With a Golden Voice includes rarely seen treasures by Reid and works from artists such as Robert Davidson and Beau Dick, alongside new works created for the exhibition by contemporary artist Cori Savard (Haida) and singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr (Dutch/German/Mohawk and Irish ancestry).
To Speak With a Golden Voice provides new insights into the nuanced facets and creative complexities of Reid’s life and legacy. The exhibition follows four thematic threads, beginning with Voice, a look at Reid’s career at CBC and his prolific writings, including archival recordings of his thoughts on Northwest Coast art. Voice is central to the exhibition, including audio narratives, literary excerpts, and a commissioned sound-based artwork by Kinnie Starr that incorporates Reid’s voice.
To complement the milestone exhibition and to bring a fresh perspective to Bill Reid through the voices of his friends and family, the Bill Reid Gallery will unveil the anticipated commemorative book, ‘Bill Reid, To Speak With a Golden Voice’ at the official online book launch on Saturday, May 8 at 1:00pm. A selection of Reid’s works and photographs with family, colleagues, and friends are artfully curated in the 84-page, full colour publication. Published by the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, the book is written by Gwaai Edenshaw and Beth Carter with contributions from Tyson Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison, and Dr. Martine Reid.
Due to the pandemic, the Bill Reid Gallery is following the recommended provincial health and safety guidelines and will limit the number of visitors to ensure 2-metre social distancing. Other measures will include: No touch payment and online ticket sales, sanitizer stations throughout the gallery, temporary removal of interactive objects, frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces, and masks must be worn.
I have a family pack of tickets to give away (2 adult tickets, 2 child) so you can catch this exhibition before it’s over in September. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, May 10, 2021. UPDATE The winner is Tony!