Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by joining us for an inspiring behind-the-scenes tour of Calvin Hunt's studio and carving shed in Tsax̱is (Fort Rupert), Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Calvin offers us a fascinating glimpse into his daily life as an artist creating totem poles, masks, prints and regalia for his family and community, as well as for the commercial art market.
Calvin Hunt is Chief Tłasutiwalis, Kwakwaka'wakw, and Hereditary Chief Nas’a̱m’yus, Mowachaht. He is a highly respected Northwest Coast artist, teacher, knowledge keeper, dancer, and inductee into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 2009, he was also honoured with the BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art. He started to carve when he was 12 years old and is an important member of the internationally renowned Mungo Martin / Hunt Family of Master Carvers.
Inspired to learn more about Indigenous art and artists? Visit us in-person and online to view artworks by the incredible Northwest Coast artists featured in the gallery.