The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 – 1998). Reid was a master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, mentor, and community activist. He was born in Victoria, BC to a Haida mother and an American father, and began exploring his Haida roots at the age of 23. This journey of discovery lasted a lifetime and shaped Reid’s artistic career.
Bill Reid Creative Journeys is an exhibition presented in partnership with the Vancouver International Airport to mark the 20th anniversary of Bill Reid's iconic sculpture, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii. This exhibition provides a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Bill Reid and runs through August 31, 2017.
Exhibition partners: Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Simon Fraser University, the City of Vancouver and the Georgia Straight
Photo: Bill Reid carving Skidegate Pole 1976. Photo by: Martine Reid