The Gallery offers innovative, contemporary exhibitions of art and activities for learners of all ages, and through these, we are exploring the most exciting and critical issues of our time through art and sharing perspectives from this unique place with the world.
Now, to highlight our presence on Commercial Street, contribute to a sense of community pride, the Gallery is embarking on a special project. We are asking for your participation.
Nanaimo Art Gallery is commissioning Snuneymuxw father and son team, Joel and William Good, to create a new large scale public artwork especially for our place. Carved in cedar and inspired by a Coast Salish origin story, William and Joel will create an eight-foot wide sculptural artwork that will become a landmark on Commercial Street, installed permanently and prominently above the Gallery’s entranceway. Help us realize this dream by contributing to the costs of production, installation, and acquisition of Joel and William’s work for the Gallery’s permanent collection, so the artwork can remain in place for years to come.
With your help, this project will signal our collective commitment to fostering new understandings, honouring the history of Coast Salish people as the original stewards of this land. This is an important opportunity to celebrate local artists and amplify Indigenous voices.
In the heart of Nanaimo, on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people, this project is part of the Gallery’s 2018 inquiry, how can we speak differently? In Hul’q’umi’num, scekwul yuxw 'alu kws nec's tu sqwal ct. We hope you take up this invitation by making a donation. Join us, and use the Gallery as a resource for inspiration, learning and connection.
How You Can Contribute
Nanaimo Art Gallery is a registered charity and non-profit. We appreciate all contributions and we’ll celebrate each one with a mention on our active social media channels. Donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt. Check out our other ways you will be recognized for your participation in A Project For the Heart of Nanaimo.