Nisga’a artists called on to create public work

The person or persons selected will develop a concept and a work to be located at the entrance to the Nisga'a Museum in Laxgalts'ap.

A NEW project gives Nisga’a artists the opportunity to create a public work of art for the entrance of the new Nisga’a Museum.

The Nisga’a Museum, in partnership with the Village of Laxgalts’ap, announced the Nisga’a Museum and Laxgalts’ap Cultural Village Gateway Project today, Nov. 6.

The artist, artist collective, or ad-hoc group of artisans selected will be engaged to develop a concept and a work to be located at the entrance to the Nisga’a Museum in Laxgalts’ap.

The project is imagined as an exceptional and welcoming public art project that seeks to engage, inspire and reflect the creativity, diversity and inherent inclusivity of the Nisga’a Nation within the Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga’a (Nisga’a Museum).

Artists are challenged to exceed the ordinary and inspire thought, reflection and vision with their ideas and concepts while respecting and responding to the nature of the community and local environment.

The Call for Expression of Interest package can be downloaded at www.nisgaamuseum.ca.

Submission deadline is on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013.

Submissions will be received at:

Museum Gateway Project

P.O. Box 300 – 810 Highway Drive

Laxgalts’ap, British Columbia, Canada V0J 1X0

Or by e-mail: nisgamuseum@nisgaa.net

All questions regarding the project should be submitted in writing to Darrin Martens, Director, Nisga’a Museum at darrinm@nisgaa.net.