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Beaded Nostalgia

Wed, May 18 – Sun, Oct 23

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3, Canada | MAP

The Bill Reid Gallery presents the Canadianpremiere of Beaded Nostalgia, an exhibition exploring the use of contemporarybeadwork as a way of honouring the past, on display May 18 to October 23, 2022.Featured artists Audie Murray, Serena Steel, Nico Williams, and Hazel Wilsonreshape and reimagine beadwork, acknowledging their connection to home,cultures and expressing feelings of nostalgia—in particular for those who havebeen displaced and separated from traditional ways due to colonialism. BeadedNostalgia will also celebrate the recent revival of beadwork through theinternet and social media, giving Indigenous peoples accessibility totutorials, to network with other beaders, and to showcase beaded work in newways beyond adornment. As part of the exhibition, and in recognition of theflourishing of beaded earrings as symbols of identity, an installation of 50pairs of earrings by 50 different artists will highlight the diversity ofbeading techniques and the contemporary creativity of the artists across NorthAmerica. Admission details and information at: billreidgallery.ca