Eyes of Society – Art Opening – SOLD OUT!
June 15 2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Eyes of Society exhibit will run from June 15th – September 30th.
A new summer exhibit honouring Haida Gwaii is opening alongside the Victoria Indigenous Cultural Festival this June at the Robert Bateman Centre. Eyes of Society: Art, Traditional Knowledge, and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii will be opening to the public on June 15th with a panel discussion and talk by 10 indigenous and non-indigenous artists featured in the exhibit. Coming from different regional and cultural backgrounds, these artists explore their ‘sense of place’ on the islands of Haida Gwaii through their own artistic traditions. Through art, language and beliefs, they investigate the notion that artists, traditionally, have been the “eyes of society.”
The Eyes of Society exhibit opening will be held from 5:00 – 7:30 pm on June 15th. At 6:00 pm join us for a special presentation as the artists talk about the vision behind their work. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Both members and non-members must reserve tickets. Cost: $10.00 for Non-Members, Free for Members
Eyes of Society features the artwork of April White, Anja Karisik, Sophie Lavoie, Jim Hart, Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Gary Landon, Andrew Sookrah, W. David Ward, and Robert Bateman. The exhibit also features the documentary Eyes of Society by Joe Crawford and Allison Smith of Braid Films.