Monday 15 April 2024

Bill Reid: His Life and Legacy

 Bill Reid: His Life and Legacy

Our presenter: Aliya Boubard, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver
Wednesday April 17, 2024
On Zoom at 7:30 pm EDT

The presentation will focus on the life and legacy of renowned Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). Bill Reid was an acclaimed master goldsmith, sculptor, writer, mentor, and community activist. He was born in Victoria, BC to a Haida mother and an American father, and only began exploring his Haida roots in his early twenties. He went on to be one of the most-renowned Indigenous artists in Canada.

Aliya will cover different periods of his life as an artist, several of his well-known works, his legacy, as well as the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and how we continue to carry on his story.

Aliya Boubard is an Anishinaabekwe artist and emerging curator from Sagkeeng First Nation, located in Treaty 1 Territory in Manitoba. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba in 2020, and recently completed a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Indigenous Studies from. Simon Fraser University. Aliya is currently working as the Curator at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and has been a guest in Coast Salish territory since the fall of 2020.