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Chemainus Theatre
9737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus BC V0R 1K0

Performance Notes

× Saturday, March 9 2024 - 2:00 PM

Haida Modern - the Art and Activism of Robert Davidson

A film by Charles Wilkinson, Shore Films, Optic Nerve Films

Tickets: $12 (inc. tax)*

Length: 1 hr 25 mins

Haida Modern documents the life and times of amazing, visionary artist Robert Davidson. Here on the west coast pretty much everyone is touched by Robert’s work. Even if you don’t know Indigenous art and artists, we’re surrounded by it. It’s on the walls, the phone boxes, on T-shirts, jewelry, tattoos, on the protest signs and regalia at the frequent rallies in defence of the increasingly threatened natural world. It’s in the monumental displays that make YVR one of the top airports on the planet. 50 years ago it wasn’t like this. Outside of museums there was almost no sign of the advanced cultures that had lived here for millennia. So what happened?

Haida Modern finds out by following Robert Davidson to his native Haida Gwaii, Alaska, Vancouver, San Francisco, New York, Austin Texas. We see Robert at work in his studio bringing forward the knowledge of the old masters into the 21st century. It’s a story full of laughter and tears. It’s an amazing story filled with hope and magic and the breathtaking beauty of the natural world Robert’s works spring from.


*Access tickets available at little to no cost through our access sponsors BMO and the Golden Neighbour Program. More information

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