The Royal British Columbia Museum is sharing the art and knowledge of local Indigenous artists with the world, through digital videos.
After a popular outdoor carving studio closed in 2019 due to the pandemic, the artists which usually took part helped come up with a solution to continue public interaction.
The fix, the RBCM filmed the artists and posted the videos online for everyone to share.
Doug La Fortune, a Master Carver, who’s been practicing Coast Salish art for 50 years. He showcases some of his work and shares how he became an artist.
Virgil Sampson demonstrates how to make a drum and discusses the importance of indigenous art
Lynette La Fontaine is a Metis beadwork artists. They showcase their work with traditional materials.
Sarah Jim shares her work on a mural in SṈIDȻEȽ, or Tod Inlet. She reclaimed a remnant of a cement plant with Coast Salish Artwork.