Raymond Boisjoly is an Indigenous artist of Haida and Quebecois descent based in Vancouver, BC. His work has been presented at numerous artist-run centres, galleries, and project spaces. The first iteration of his current project, The Writing Lesson, was shown at Republic Gallery in Fall 2011.
Gwaai Edenshaw is an Eagle from the Ts’aahl clan, and a member of the Haida Nation. He is based in Vancouver and exhibits internationally. Gwaai lived and trained with Bill Reid and has produced a number of poles as well as the high-end jewelry in gold and silver for which he is best known. Gwaai is a founding member of K’ aalts’idaa K’ah (Laughing Crow) Productions, a story telling society on Haida Gwaii. After the success of their inaugural production Sounding Gambling Sticks he is currently working with his brother Jaalen on a new play.
Emma Smith is an artist based in London, UK. Emma works internationally with previous exhibitions including Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery and Camden Arts Centre, UK. She is currently working on a residency in Canada that has included research in Calgary, Haida Gwaii, Vancouver and the Mackenzie Delta.
RAYMOND BOISJOLY, GWAAI EDENSHAW, EMMA SMITH
June 1, 2012
Artspeak is pleased to host a public discussion on the relationship of art, knowledge, language, and place with artists Raymond Boisjoly, Gwaai Edenshaw, and Emma Smith. Organized by Smith, the event will explore a series of questions stemming from the artists’ practices around the embedded knowledge in place, names, language, and art.
Audience members are invited to join and contribute to this conversation-based event.