Collections (4)

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Wish150 Indigenous Youth Artwork Calling all students from across Alberta to submit their art expressing their wish for Canada in the next 150 years! You can reflect on one of the following themes represented in the Indigenous Youth Advisory Circle Idea Book Read the submissions from other Indigenous youth from across the country and where they wish to see Canada...
Recognizing the Resistance of Indigenous Peoples Throughout history the indigenous peoples of the world have continually resisted threats to their cultures and existence. From the first contact with outside cultures to modern day struggles, indigenous resistance continues all over the world from Mexico to Australia. In this Global Gallery contest we ask TIG members to share stories, modern...
Indigenous Canada These submissions will be featured on the Indigenous Canada portal. Artwork can illustrate: -Life on a First Nations Community -Ideas on the Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge and/or Culture -Sharing Mythology—retelling a native myth from your nation -Language –sharing the meaning of a word from your native language -A...
Native American [includes all indigenous from around the world] An art exhibit of my indigenous inspirations.

Submissions (13)

Thumbnail Title Description Artist Medium Rating
Moon Drum - By Ana Acrylic paint on deerskin. The artist shows the moon as a circular female face filling the centre of the drum. South-coast style quadron stars are reminiscent of those stolen by Raven which he flung with the moon into the sky to lighten the dark nights endured by people long ago.
Tags: moon, drum, first nations, indigenous, pacific northwest coast, painting, youth
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Coming to the Surface - By Noreen Acrylic on canvas. This mid coast style killer whale is shown surfacing the water and blowing. The face in the whale’s tale resembles that of a human, symbolizing the belief that whales are closely related to humans, as told in the traditional stories of many northwest coast cultures.
Tags: whale, ocean, indigenous, pacific northwest coast, first nations, youth, painting, canadian, traditional
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Indigenous People of Calabar, Nigeria This piece of art is a symbol of the very rich history of the people of Calabar in Nigeria. formerly known as Old Calabar town and port, capital of Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria. It lies along the Calabar River, 5 miles (8 km) upstream from that river's entrance into the Cross River estuary. Settled in the early 17th century by the...
estyc Photography, Colour
Hummingbird in Flight - By Daniel Carved and engraved into cedar with acrylic paint. The u-shaped form-line of this hummingbird profile has been painted gold with black motifs of west-coast inspired shapes which include a circular eyeball in medium-length eyelid design. The wing is shown out-stretched and painted black with gold fine-line motif representing fanned feathers.
Tags: hummingbird, first nations, indigenous, cedar carving, traditional, youth, painting
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Bear drum - By Daniel Acrylic on deerskin. Profile of bear head jointed with over-hanging clawed paw. In the tradition of North-coast graphic art, the bear’s form-line is black with red secondary elements. The eye is delineated by a negative crescent indicating the eye is looking upwards toward the paw, creating a sense of cohesiveness.
Tags: bear, drum, first nations, indigenous, pacific northwest coast, traditional, painting, youth
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Sea Wolf on Cedar Paddle - By Daniel Acrylic on cedar. The artist incorporates many mid-coast style elements such as the ovoid-shaped eye, profiled paws with s-shape designs to represent claws. The head is an elongated u-shape form-line with joined u-shapes to form the ear, cheek, and mouth. The body is relieved by stylalized trigons, qaudrons and u-shapes.
Tags: sea wolf, wolf, cedar, indigenous, first nations, painting, traditional, youth
yskel Painting, Acrylic
The Jellyfish - By Eddie Acrylic on Canvas. This painting of one of Earth’s oldest living organisms is rendered in silver and copper tones chosen by artist to contrast against the red backdrop. The artist also uses darker tones for the tentacles behind the lighter ones to create depth and movement for this image.
Tags: jellyfish, pacific northwest coast, first nations, indigenous, fish, sea, ocean animals, youth, painting
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Frog on Drum - By Jeffery Acrylic on deerskin. This stylized frog is formed in an exuberant electric blue with bright yellow and red reliefs that beautifully highlight anatomical features. The artist chose a black background which lends an illusion that the frog is floating in the centre of the drum.
Tags: frog, drum, indigenous, first nations, youth, painting
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Butterfly Profile on Paddle - By Stefanie Acrylic on Cedar. The artist uses traditional north west coast features and beautifully incorporates them into stylistically modern and innovative motif. The form-line of this butterfly is done in white with reliefs in darker shades, thus contrasting the way colour is conventional used in north west coastal art.
Tags: butterfly, cedar carving, paddle, indigenous, first nations, pacific northwest coast, culture, youth, painting
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Indigenous Spirits Indigenous spirits gathering
clarita Computer Graphics