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For Ground; Background: Hjalmer Wenstob @ Victoria Arts Council Jan 11 2019

Fri. January 11th 2019 - Sat. February 16th 2019 Victoria Arts Council 1800 Store Street
Free (All Ages) 12:00PM-5:00PM

Opening: Friday 11th January 2019
Friday 11 January from 7:30PM-10:00PM (free)

Please join us in celebrating the opening of For Ground; Background, a new solo exhibition by Halmer Wenstob.

Hjalmer Wenstob was raised on an island in Barkley Sound, in Huu-ay-aht First Nation’s territory, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. It was there that his understanding and desire of pursing both his traditional Nuu-Chah-Nulth and contemporary art practices began. Wenstob is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in sculpture, installation, and carving. He is Nuu-Chah-Nulth from the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations on his father's side, and Norwegian and English on his mother’s side. Hjalmer speaks of three dialects of his work-- contemporary, traditional, and community-based. Through his contemporary dialect, Hjalmer completed both an undergraduate and master's degree at the University of Victoria, exploring the relationships between cultures and art, and the balance between traditional and contemporary. His work, at times is highly political, and uses humour and irony to pose difficult questions of respect, reconciliation, and environmental issues. Recently, Hjalmer and his family opened Cedar House Gallery in Ucluelet, B.C. where he is exploring ways of weaving his contemporary/political work with more traditional materials and styles.

The exhibition, For Ground; Background is a culmination of selected sculptures from over the last four years, as well as new works and installations. For Ground; Background hosts works of question, concern and education, in regards to environment, urban relationships to the land, and treaties.

Saturday Jan. 26th

Opening: Meet the Artist Saturday 26 January 1-3 pm

Pacific Reflections: Andrea England @ The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill Jan 23 2019

Show Runs: Wednesday Jan. 23rd until Sun. February 10th

Wednesday Jan. 30th

Opening: Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, February 3rd, 1-3pm

Kathleen Trayner : Recent Works - Finding the Morning Light @ Coast Collective Art Centre Jan 30 2019

Show Runs: Wednesday Jan. 30th until Sun. February 10th

Wednesday Jan. 30th

Opening: Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, February 2nd, 1-3pm

Portals @ Coast Collective Art Centre Jan 30 2019

Show Runs: Wednesday Jan. 30th until Sun. February 10th

Wednesday Feb. 13th

Opening: Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, February 16, 1-3pm

Island Illustrators Society – 2019 Exhibition @ Coast Collective Art Centre Feb 13 2019

Show Runs: Wednesday Feb. 13th until Sun. February 24th

Friday Feb. 15th

Opening: ARTIST RECEPTION FROM 7PM - 10PM

SPACE PROBE - FEATURING RECENT COLLAGE WORKS: Elyse Longair @ the fifty fifty arts collective Feb 15 2019

Show Runs: Friday Feb. 15th until Sat. March 9th