This month's talk explores the history of Haida carvings in this beautiful and rare jet black stone. Gallery Director, Ian Sigvaldason explains why historical works-and those by some contemporary carvers-are so valuable, and helps buyers know what to look for when purchasing argillite carvings.
Join us at the gallery on Thursday, 3 November from 6pm-8pm.
An exhibition of some of the best examples of Haida Argillite carving is on display in the gallery through the month of November.
Ian discusses the history of argillite carving
A close inspection of an argillite totem
a captivated audience
Ian talks about the various carving periods
Anthony shows the finer points of carving
Argillite attracts a big crowd
Ian presents information about the famous carvers