Attention Nisga’a Artists:
The Nisga’a Museum, in partnership with the Village of Laxgalts’ap is proud to announce the competition for a new public art project for the entrance to the museum and future cultural village.
The Nisga’a Museum and Laxgalts’ap Cultural Village Gateway Project is imagined as an exceptional and welcoming public art project that seeks to engage, inspire and reflect the creativity, diversity and inherent inclusivity of the Nisga’a Nation within the Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga'a (Nisga’a Museum). The work of art will illuminate the distinctive qualities of the new cultural zone and offer citizens and visitors to the museum and precinct a unique expression of cultural life within the Nisga’a Nation. The work will be visually engaging and distinctive yet integrated into the concept and design of the cultural precinct. The work will act as a sign, beacon and cultural precinct marker. Artists are challenged to exceed the ordinary and inspire thought, reflection and vision with their ideas and concepts while respecting and responding to the nature of the community and local environment.
Deadline for submissions: Friday, November 22, 2013
Please review this PDF to learn about criteria and submission process.
Interested in learning how to carve, make a drum or weave?
If you are the Nisga’a Museum is developing a series of winter, spring and summer workshops.
Open to all ages. No carving, drum making or weaving experience required.
Please call or e-mail the Museum if you are interested:
This is our gift to each other, our fellow Canadians and the world.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many Nisga’a treasures left the Nass Valley. During the struggle for our treaty, Nisga’a elders and leaders fought to ensure this scattered legacy would find its way back home. Now, housed in a permanent place of honour, this treasury of Nisga’a culture ranks as one of the preeminent collections of Northwest Coast aboriginal art.
Anhooya’ahl Ga’angigatgum’ (the Ancestors’ Collection) is now open. This gathering of priceless artifacts — on display together for the first time — contains over 300 Nisga’a cultural treasures. You will be moved by the power and spirit encountered here.
We Nisga’a are leaders. Our art and culture tie us to this place. We have stories of wonder, tragedy, and triumph to tell.
Here, we will share them with the world.