VNFC Supports Local Artists
The VNFC website features Vancouver Island based Indigenous artists. These artists have been engaged on two year commitments to use their designs to compliment the VNFC website.
To learn more about these artists read below.
Joslyn Williams is an emerging artist in Victoria, BC. Her main focus is Nuuchahnulth design, her moms side, and she is also Kwagiulth from her dads side of the family. Joslyn started carving in 2015 and has been featured in an art show, galleries, and an article in “Ha-shilth-tsa“ newspaper. Joslyn is one of the few female carvers and hopes to encourage more youth to participate in their culture. Follow her growth on Instagram @ joslyn_williams_art
Yuxwelupton Numgum Gwayum’ta’mu’tlas (Bradley Dick)
Bradley Dick’s ancestry is Lekwungen, Ditidaht, and Da’naxda’xw. Bradley has trained traditionally under the strict guidance and discipline of his father and well-known artist/educator Clarence ‘Butch’ Dick. He also graduated from Victoria College of Art where his last series reflected a family journey and the aftershocks of residential schools. He then attended the K’san Native College of Art for a year learning the basics of formline, design, carving, and tool making.He is now exploring digital design using Procreate Software to generate new pieces that meet the interests and needs of contemporary times. His works reflect his ancestry and the inherent rights of his family, and each piece created is an art of relational practice as creativity.
Are You a Local Indigenous Artist?
The VNFC has a proud history of supporting Indigenous artists. The website aims to represent artists from all indigenous cultures and traditions. We’re looking for portfolios or examples of your artwork in consideration for the next wave of art on the website in 2024. We also invite Indigenous artists to host their work at our market. We look forward to receiving your submissions!