Vancouver’s Inuit Gallery recently had it’s 40th anniversary. 40 years of bringing Indigenous art to the world’s attention is no mean feat. It’s one of my favourite places to visit when I’m in Gastown, and I was really happy to head there to celebrate with them. I had one of those panic moments when I opened my wardrobe door. What to wear? A Le Chateau floral pencil skirt dresses everything up, while the Out Of Print tee keeps it just the right amount casual.
Since 1979, the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd has offered a museum-quality collection of masterwork Inuit and Northwest Coast art in the heart of Gastown. We carry a tradition of presenting important exhibitions of Canadian aboriginal art, featuring new works by senior artists and exploring the work of the talented next generation of artists.Inuit Gallery’s site.
If you have an interest in this kind of artwork, I highly recommend taking a look on their site or popping in to the Gallery. They’re truly passionate about what they do and love to talk art with you. I love that it’s a welcoming space with respectful and informed curators.
I forgot to take note of the details of the artists that I’ve pictured here, which is really bad of me. But you can find all the details on the site.
It was really nice to mix with all the people who have loved and supported this gallery over the years, and I was especially moved by the powerful performances of some of the artists shared. It was really special to be face to face with some of the artists and to hear them talking about their lives, their history and their work and to experience these performances of music and dance.
Right after we left, and as we were walking home, we found one of those walls that bloggers love so much and that make for really good photos. I felt like a bit of a poser standing here, but it was fun mugging for these photos.
This stretch floral pencil skirt is from Le Chateau. (The belt I bought on Ebay for a few dollars) Teamed with a v neck tee from Out Of Print, this one has Hound of The Baskerville’s on it. Out of Print has tees and accessories all themed around your favourite books, and they also support important literary projects. The white loafers are amazing. I bought them for a song at Hudson’s Bay and they’re the softest things ever. They come in a few other colors too. Finally, my blue handbag is from Calvin Klein and has the cutest belt detail.