Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art information
Lonely Planet review
Showcasing carvings, paintings and jewelry from Canada's most revered Haida artist, this tranquil gallery is lined with fascinating and exquisite works – plus handy touch-screens to tell you all about them. The space centres on the Great Hall, where there's often a carver at work. Be sure to also hit the mezzanine level: you'll come face to face with an 8.5m-long bronze of intertwined magical creatures, complete with impressively long tongues.
The gallery offers a comprehensive intro to the creative vision of Reid and his Haida co-creators, and also hosts occasional artist talks – especially when there's a new exhibition – that bring the works to life.