october 2023

13oct7:00 pm9:00 pmHaida Modern Film Screening7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake AveEvent Type :COMMUNITY,CULTURE

Event Details

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts presents an evening with acclaimed master artist, Robert Davidson for a book signing and screening of the award-winning documentary about his life, Haida Modern—the Art and Activism of Robert Davidson on Friday, October 13 at the James Cowan Theatre at 7 pm.


The film will be followed by a question and answer session with Davidson, as well as a book sales/signing session for his new book Echoes of the Supernatural—the Graphic Art of Robert Davidson and a reception with an opportunity to meet the artist.


The film, directed by Charles Wilkenson, explores the explosion of modern Indigenous art by following Davidson to his native Haida Gwaii as well as Alaska, Vancouver, San Francisco, New York and Austin. The film features Davidson at work in his studio bringing forward the knowledge of the old masters into the 21st century and shows how his work is bedded in a strong activism giving an eloquent voice to a threatened natural world.


Davidson is universally considered one of the world’s greatest contemporary woodcarvers. He’s received every national and regional award that can be bestowed upon a Canadian artist including the Order of Canada, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, the Order of British Columbia and the Audain Prize.  Recently he was honoured with a retrospective exhibition of his paintings and limited edition prints at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 


Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/students and $15 for youth 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling 604-205-3000.

Location: The James Cowen Theatre is located at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Ave.



(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

6450 Deer Lake Ave

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