The Nelson Joseph Project

Nelson Joseph : Hupacasath Carver

My research on late Hupacasath carver Nelson Joseph culminated in an exhibition at the Alberni Valley Museum on view from June through September, 2014. Nelson’s work has up to this point been under-recognized, but is illustrative of distinctive Nuu Chah Nulth approaches to carving in addition to having its own unique voice. For the opening,…

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Studying Nelson

We spent a couple of days with Nelson Joseph’s work at the Alberni Valley Museum last month in preparation for the exhibit opening later this spring. This was the first time we had all of the work out together at the same time. More connections were made, understandings uncovered, a plan emerged…\  

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