Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver BC
This public gallery, founded in 2008, features a stunning collection of Bill Reid's Haida art pieces.
Here you can learn about Bill Reid’s life as a Haida artist and the legacy he left for his Northwest coast native followers. Glass windows feature bentwood box prints. Metaphorically speaking, the gallery represents a bentwood box holding tangible memories of Bill Reid’s life and works.
Also featured are art works by contemporary Northwest Coast Native Artists. Front and centre, you can enjoy The Celebration of Bill Reid totem pole carved by renowned Northwest coast native artist, James Hart showcases Reid’s Haida crest.
› Bill Reid Journey Gallery features Bill Reid’s Miniature Tea Set, which he made at the age of 12 from blackboard chalk. Discover Reid’s carving tools that his great-great uncle Charles Edenshaw passed down to him.
› Audain Great Hall displays temporary exhibitions on the works of northwest native artists from BC to Alaska.
› Raven’s Trove: A gem in itself, this space showcases Reid’s gold and silver jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings and spoons. Don’t miss the intricately designed Milky Way necklace which Reid made for his wife Martine Reid.
› Mezzanine Gallery: This is an excellent place to view Reid’s monumental bronze frieze Mythic Messengers. This fascinating piece has many Haida mythic beings linked together by hands and tongues, and symbolizes communication. Discover some glass vitrines with playful wire sculptures that Reid designed. The Bent Corner Chest designed by Don Yeomans is a piece not to be missed. The chest carried Reid's remains to Tanu, his ancestral home and pays a final tribute to his life.
Hours & Rates:
Monday, Tuesday: closed
Adults $10; Seniors $7; Students (18 years and up) $7; Families :$25
Youth/Children $5; Kids (4 years and under) Free.
Group Rates — Call the Bill Reid Gallery to make a group tour reservation (604 682-3455).
Directions & Map:
The Bill Reid Gallery is located in downtown Vancouver within walking distance of the Vancouver Art Gallery. It is a 10 minute walk from Waterfront Station and Canada Place. Located across the street from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, it is a 3 minute stroll from Burrard skytrain station.
By public transit:
All downtown buses will stop near the Bill Reid Gallery premises.
If you are driving, there are metered parking spots available downtown near the Pacific Center Mall, Robson Square Complex , and Hotel Vancouver.
Bill Reid Gallery - 639 Hornby street, Vancouver BC
Official website: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art