Beginning in August 2020, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre hosted a feature artist exhibition in our temporary gallery space. Sqātsza7 Tmicw – Father Land, displayed a collection of art pieces that showcased the multi-disciplinary genres of Ed Archie NoiseCat that include limited edition print, woodcarving, metalwork glasswork, and handcrafted jewellery.
After a lifetime of living and practicing art in the United States, the SLCC is proud to welcome Lil’wat artist Ed Archie NoiseCat back to his father’s traditional territory.
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, his vision was then distilled by experience as a fine art lithographer in New York before beginning his exploration of traditional carving, including masters for glass and jewellery.
“My work is inspired by the stories that comprise my life— the people, tricksters, tragedies and triumphs of the Indigenous experience.”
August 13, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal, Ed Archie NoiseCat
Kimberley Stanger, Hilary Wallace Brelsford, Dawn Johnson
First Peoples Cultural Council, Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, BC Arts Council, and the Province of BC.