Coastal First Nations Art @ The Audain

We finally made it up to Whistler to see the gorgeous Audain Museum. Launched by Michael Audain, designed by Patkau Architects, it is just a beautiful place to experience art by renowned BC artists. As we happened to show up in a lunch lull, the quiet of the forest-backed building made for a truly special experience.

The Audain Museum

The Art of Coastal First Nations

We find striking pieces from traditional Coast Salish, Gitxsan, Haida, Haisla, Heitsulk, Kwakwaka’wakw, Nisga’a, Nuxalk, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tlingit, and Tsimshian artists.

James Hart. The Dance Scream (The Scream Too). 2010-2013

Bear Mask. Tsimshian First Nation. ~ 1880

Wolf Mask. Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation. ~1880-1900

Contemporary First Nations

The Audain Museum also brings together an interesting collection of contemporary art pieces from BC First Nations artists.

Dean Hunt. PK’vs: Wild Man of the Woods. 2009

Phil Gray. Untitled (porcupine hunter mask). 2010

Philip Janze. Untitled (sun dance mask) 1986

Tony Hunt. Untitled (Tsonokwa mask). 2006

Robert Davidson. This is Crazy (Eagle and Mouse Woman) Drum. 1995

Brian Jungen. Variant 1. 2002

Sonny Assu. Silenced: The Hidden. 2011

Shawn Hunt. Traditional Evolution. Raven Steals My Light. 2013

Header: Shawn Hunt. Traditional Evolution. Supermarket Eagle. 2013



Ziyian Kwan


The Orpheum

Elizabeth Newton

Elizabeth Newton