• Richard Campbell

    Richard Campbell is a Musqueam carver who has been honing his craft for over 40 years. He comes from a family of carvers, including his grandfather, three uncles and many cousins, all of whom have influenced his approach to working in three dimensions. Campbell’s work has evolved from traditional forms to that of a modern, interpretative style. In addition to working in bas-relief, he has created sculptures of various scales and for different purposes. He was the main carver for the 20’ tall house post in front of the Musqueam Band Office in Vancouver and contributed to the building of the Coast Salish-style longhouse that is part of the collection of the Canadian Museum of History in Hull, Quebec. Alongside his artmaking practice, Campbell has worked as an archaeologist field assistant with the Musqueam Indian Band for some 23 years. Both occupations reflect his dedication to ensuring his culture lives on for future generations.

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  • James Hart (7idansuu)

    Born in 1952 into the Eagle Clan at Old Massett, Haida Gwaii, Haida master carver and hereditary chief 7idansuu James Hart has been carving since 1979. In addition to his monumental sculptures and totem poles, which can be seen at the Museum of Anthropology on campus, he is a skilled jeweler and printer and is considered a pioneer among Haida artists in the use of bronze casting. Hart is the recipient of the Order of British Columbia (2003),  an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2004), the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013), and the Audain Prize for Visual Art (2021).

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  • Holly Schmidt

    Holly Schmidt is an artist, curator and educator who engages processes of embodied research, collaboration and informal pedagogy to explore the multiplicity of human relations with the natural world. Her work involves the creation of temporary site-specific projects and residencies, along with material-based explorations in the studio. Her national and international exhibitions, projects and residencies include: Vegetal Encounters (2019-21) with the UBC Outdoor Art Program, Quiescence (2019) at the Burrard Arts Foundation, A-Y with Locals Only (2018) at AKA Gallery, Pollen Index (2016) at the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Till (2014-15) at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Moveable Feast (2012) at the Burnaby Art Gallery and Grow (2011) with Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. Schmidt is grateful to live and work in Vancouver, Canada, the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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