City of Kamloops Commissions Yahgulanaas Sculpture

Ann Cameron

The Beat

December 8, 2014

Rivers (2014), by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Y Public Art
Photo: Chris Fadden

A sculpture commissioned from Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas by the city of Kamloops celebrates confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers in Kamloops. This confluence goes on to form the largest tributary of the Fraser River.

This new sculpture echoes of the exhilarating form of Yahgulanaas's 2010 sculpture at Thunderbird Arena at the University of British Columbia.

The paperback version of Yahgulanaas's book RED, A Haida Manga, was launched at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in November. The 5-metre mural that relates to the book will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum on February 2015. Also in 2015, in September, a book about the artist's work will be published by Black Dog Press: The Seriousness of Play by Nicola Levell. See