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Edge Art Show – September 8th-12th, 2017

September 8, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - September 12, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

Come and experience the power of west coast carving at the Edge Art Show, an annual exhibit that launches with the Carving on the Edge Festival.

Opening Night: Thursday, September 7th @ 7pm

Edge Art Show hours
Friday Sept 8th until Tuesday Sept 12th, 9am to 5pm daily.

If you are interested in submitting carved pieces to the Edge Art Show, fill out your artist entry form here.

Our coastal rainforests have been home to a rich history of cultural carving for thousands of years, and they continue to inspire new generations of local carvers. The Edge Art Show is in an open call to all community carvers, resulting in an engaging and dynamic display from a wild diversity of carving artists. Discover the relationship between the carver and the coast as you explore the vast variety of carving styles from traditional to contemporary, innovative to whimsical, and from emerging to master carvers.  Expect to see the versatility of wood explored as a medium through Paddles, Burl Bowls, Masks, Bentwood Boxes, and Sculptures. Discover the vast expression of the carving arts in Stone Carvings, Woodblock Prints, Multi Media Pieces, and Media Instillations.  Many of our featured artists will be present at the art show to share stories, knowledge, and connect with our community and visitors. Take the unique opportunity to engage with carvers as they practice their art in the Open Carving Area.

featured installations:

‘Indigenous Resilience’ photography installation
by Melody Charlie, Ahousaht – First Nations Photographer

Through the lens of Melody Charlie, we are invited into the intimate world of close knit communities that are building resiliency through a resurgence of spirituality and traditional practices. Melody’s candid shots of the day to day life of coastal Indigenous Peoples, remind us about what connects us all.



The Nuu-chah-nulth Living Archive
Community based research project led by Marika Swan, Tla-o-qui-aht

A curated collection of photos of Nuu-chah-nulth carved objects from museums all over the world. Sink deeper into the insights and inspired responses of local artists and culture keepers. Opportunities for the public to contribute creative reflections and questions to the discussion.




September 8, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
September 12, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
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