April 13, 2021

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas Artist Talk at the Royal BC Museum

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas will be giving a talk for the virtual opening gala of Orcas: Our Shared Future at the Royal BC Museum, on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

This is a free digital event presented on Zoom and Facebook Live.

His mural titled Orcinus Orca SKAAnaa is included in the exhibition which presents the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Orcas: Our Shared Future presents the currents of ecological interests, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “killer whales.”

On view from April 16, 2021–January 9, 2022.

To register for the event, please visit  the Royal BC Museum website.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is an award-winning visual contemporary artist, author and professional speaker, who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. His works figure in institutional collections around the world including: the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery, to name a few. In 2020, his publication Flight of the Hummingbird (2008) was performed as an opera produced by both Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera.

Image Credit:

Orcinus Orca SKAAnaa, 2019/2020
Detail of mural Mixed media on paper