The Power Plant

Field Trip: Shawn Hunt

Wed Oct 07 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM



 Photo Courtesy of the artist and Equinox Gallery

For this Field Trip program, artist Shawn Hunt will be in conversation with Josh Heuman, The Power Plant's Curator of Education & Public Programs.

Shawn Hunt is a Heiltsuk artist born in Waglisla (Bella Bella), British Columbia. Hunt’s practice is directly informed by his Scottish, French and First Nations background and the visual culture and traditions that accompany it. He works with traditional Northwest Coast design principle, known as formline, to create abstract, surreal, and sculptural artworks based on ancestral Heiltsuk Cosmology. Hunt is always seeking to push the boundaries of the art form, often combining non-traditional ideas with innovative uses of materials and motifs in his work. Hunt’s work has been exhibited throughout Canada, including solo shows at the Audain Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery and the Burrard Arts Foundation. In 2011 Hunt was awarded the BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art.

Tune in for this Field Trip conversation on Instagram Live at @thepowerplantto !!