Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob

October 14, 2023 to February 18, 2024

Dempsey Bob, Wolf Chief’s Hat, c. 1993. Red cedar, acrylic paint, operculum, horse hair, leather, ermine.
Collection of Eric Savics. Rachel Topham Photography.


This exhibition offers a personal encounter with one of the leading carvers of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast, and an immersive experience of the Tahltan and Tlingit mainland cultures. The show surveys the artist’s development from his early days as a student of legendary female carver Freda Diesing through to his late career masterworks, which advance the traditions of carving in the 21st century.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated hard cover book featuring the artist’s life stories and legends entitled Dempsey Bob: In His Own Voice.

Co-Curated by Curtis Collins and Sarah Milroy





Dempsey Bob, Wolf Eagle Frontlet, 1996, alder wood, acrylic paint, abalone shell, sea lion whiskers.
45.7 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm. Collection of Eric Savics. Rachel Topham Photography.

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