June 8, 2022

Indigenous History Month at MOA: Artist Talk-Musqueam Knowledge Keeper Richard Campbell

Artist Talk with Knowledge Keeper Richard Campbell

In recognition of Indigenous History Month, MOA invites you to listen and learn with Musqueam knowledge keeper Richard Campbell.


Time: | 4 – 5:30 PM at the Museum.
Free with Museum Admission.
You can register by clicking this link.

Both a master carver and archeologist field assistant, Richard will share his knowledge about traditional carving techniques as well as the cultural significance of salmon, including how it is used and prepared for ceremonial purposes. There will also be a screening of the short video documenting the Reconciliation Pole: Bronze Disc Base project which is a collaborative effort led by Richard and two other artists. This video was created by the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory which hosted to artists in the Audain Art Centre last spring.

Richard Campbell comes from a long line of carvers, all of whom have influenced his style and has been carving for over 40 years in modern contemporary and Coast Salish style. He works with various woods, but mainly uses yellow cedar for the plaques he carves. He has worked as an archaeologist field assistant with the Musqueam Indian Band for over 20 years. Both occupations help him to ensure his culture lives on for future generations to come.I

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