Prominent Nuu-chah-nulth artist George Clutesi has a career retrospective exhibit at the Bill Reid Gallery

January 19, 2024 | The Vancouver Sun via UVic News

The George Clutesi: ḥašaḥʔap / ʔaapḥii / ʕc̓ik / ḥaaʔaksuqƛ / ʔiiḥmisʔap exhibit is now open at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver. This retrospective on Clutesi’s artistic and cultural influence – which is still underappreciated – will run at the Bill Reid gallery until January 19th, 2025. Clutesi was an artist, novelist, and educator from the Tseshaht First Nation. He passed away in 1988.

This exhibit was put together by members of the University of Victoria Visual Story Lab (based in the Department of Anthropology). Two of these individuals, Dr. Andrea Walsh and Dr. Jennifer Robinson, have open access publications freely available on UVicSpace, the University of Victoria’s institutional repository.

Alongside working with the Visual Story Lab, Dr. Walsh a visual anthropologist, Associate Professor in Anthropology, and Smyth Chair in Arts & engagement at the University of Victoria. Dr. Robinson is a post-doctoral fellow in the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and Adjunct Faculty Member in Anthropology.