Lyle Wilson: Nanakwa #3. Nanakwa in the Haisla language loosely translates to, "A new beginning". Photo courtesy of the Artist


Program on Repatriation

April 16, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Program included with Gallery Admission

Join us in the Gallery for a panel discussion on repatriation featuring Bill McLennan, Curator, Pacific Northwest, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Jill Baird, Curator, Education and Public Programs, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Lyle Wilson, Haisla Artist, and Mike Robinson, CEO of the Bill Reid Gallery.

Repatriation is a highly complex, emotional issue. Exploring this issue means understanding that cultural property may have been taken, appropriated, stolen, sold or given in trust for safekeeping. This panel will share stories from the Museum realm and hope to shed some light on the difficulties faced, and the rewards reaped by all those involved in the repatriation process. 

About the Exhibition
The first major exhibition of paintings by Vancouver-based Haisla artist, Lyle Wilson, revealing his evolving artistic vision and celebrating his accomplishments as a painter. Created over a period of 20 years, this collection of 58 works shows remarkable detail in execution, and reflects narrative themes and personal stories.

Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson runs through September 15, 2013.

The presentation of Paint in this Gallery would not have been possible without the generous support of the Deux Mille Foundation, The Mary and Gordon Christopher Family Foundation, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and The Listel Hotel.

We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organizations for their respective contributions to the creation of this exhibition and accompanying catalogue: Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, The Haisla Nation Council (HNC), Michael O’Brian Family Foundation and the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts.

An exhibition catalogue is also available for sale at the Bill Reid Gallery Gift Shop. It offers a comprehensive visual record of the exhibition with over 30 essays by the artist that help explain his paintings and reflect his keen interest in the Haisla language.

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