Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Downtown Vancouver offers a look at dozens of pieces by the late artists. Later in his career Reid worked to hone his skills as a jewellery maker, using golds, silvers and other materials. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Bill Reid has made many pieces of jewellery including this necklace with a frog design.

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Located in Downtown Vancouver, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art offers a look at a large collection dedicated to local native art in the British Columbia region. Focusing on one of the field's best known artists, Bill Reid, the Gallery draws on exhibits of his work as well as other contributers, amassing a large scale collection which is easily accessible and well laid out. One of Vancouver's newer museums, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is a popular destination which showcases local talent.

Located two blocks from Downtown Vancouver's Art Gallery, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art harbours some of the best pieces of art by this prolific native artist.

The Gallery was opened in 2008 in honour of Bill Reid, one of Vancouver's most influential Native West Coast artists.

Encompassing a range of Bill Reid's work in a variety of mediums such as wood, paint and gold, his work exemplifies some of the most famous symbols of the West Coast: totem poles, animal carvings and legends. The Gallery has both permanent and temporary exhibits focusing on local artwork; the permanent works on display are a range of gold and silver pieces. Bill Reid is not the only artist featured in the gallery as both native (and a few non-native artists) with the distinct style of Northwest Art have been inducted.

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is a good visit to tie in with the Museum of Anthropology to visit other native artworks of varying time periods as Bill Reid and the other artists featured have produced work only within the last fifty years.

The museum is open Wednesdays to Sundays to the public, offering the Galleries as well as an gift shop supporting the works of local artisans. This coastal inspired Gallery is a unique Vancouver experience, perfect any time throughout the year.

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The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Downtown Vancouver is a popular themed gallery focusing on the works of Natives and their specific style of expression with bold, vivid colours and the use of earth materials such as clothing, wood, stone and precious metals.
One entire room in the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is dedicated to intricate pieces of jewellery designed and created by this famed artists. Working with precious materials, Reid captured the Haida likeness of forms such as the Raven, a popular creature in native lore.
Over one hundred pieces of Bill Reid artworks have been itemized and displayed in the two story Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver, British Columbia. Videos and descriptions of artworks have also been created to showcase the late artists passion and work.
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver, British Columbia is composed of two levels showing a variety of pieces of his work including a large totem pole in the middle of the gallery as its focal point.
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art offers a range of art by the prolific Native Canadian Artists as well as others using the Coastal Art style. This Gallery offers thousands of pieces emulating the images of the West Coast.


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