Beaverbrook Art GalleryJune 21, 20170 Comments

National Aboriginal Day – June 21, 2017

In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, we embrace the work of several aboriginal artists included in the collection. In particular, we’re looking at a selection of four artists whose artworks are currently on view in our Orientation Gallery – Shirley Bear, Alan Syliboy, Ned Bear, and Carl Beam.


Shirley Bear is a multi-media artist, writer, activist, feminist, traditional herbalist, and respected elder. A member of the Maliseet Negootook (Tobique) First Nation and the Wabanaki language group of New Brunswick, she is a leader in advocating for aboriginal and women’s rights in Canada. In 2009, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery organized and presented “nekt wikuhpon ehpit (Once there…

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