Sqātsza7 Tmicw – Father Land
Bringing Home Ed Archie NoiseCat
June – September 30 2020
After a lifetime of living and practicing art in the United States, the SLCC is proud to celebrate Lil’wat artist Ed Archie Noisecat on his father’s traditional territory.
Curated by SLCC’s Director of Culture, Kimberly Stanger, and Curator Mixalhitsa7 Alison Pascal, Sqātsza7 Tmicw – Father Land features art Noisecat has crafted in a range of mediums including steel wall installations, cast bronze, wood carvings, glasswork, and handcrafted jewelry.
Spo7ez Cultural Centre and Community Society is a registered Canadian charity and the first centre of its kind in Canada. The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations came together to celebrate and share our cultures with the world while creating meaningful employment opportunities for members of both nations. By sharing where we are from and where we are going, our visitors acquire a greater understanding of our Nations and the shared territories that Whistler resides upon.
About Ed Archie NoiseCat
Salish artist Ed Archie NoiseCat grew up in British Columbia’s remote, mountainous interior with his mother’s people, the Canim Lake Band of Shuswap Indians. He draws inspiration from his mother’s plateau culture, and from his father’s people, the Lil’wat.
Trained as a master printmaker at the prestigious Emily Carr College of Art & Design, NoiseCat’s vision was then distilled by experience as a fine art lithographer in New York and Boston before beginning his exploration as a contemporary artist of monumental sculpture, working in mixed multimedia including works in glass, wood, steel, silver and gold.