We are proud to celebrate the 2021 winning haiku with this unique Haiku Exhibition with commissioned pieces by Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh artists.

Artist Bios

XWALACKTUN (Rick Harry) is a Squamish Nation artist accomplished in wood, paper,  stone, glass, and metals and an Order of British Columbia recipient whose works are highly respected and admired internationally and throughout Metro Vancouver. Giving positive energy and seeing it reflected back continues to feed his spirit of perpetually giving back to others.

OCEAN HYLAND: Hyland is an artist, activist, and member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation who works in the realms of painting and digital design. Along with her other practices from carving, engraving, poetry, weaving, and gathering/harvesting plants and materials she enjoys participating in the language revitalization of Coast Salish languages. The richness and diversity of her cultural heritage are what inspire Ocean in her many art practices.

ERVA SPARROW: Erva-Jean Sparrow is an emerging Musqueam artist. From a young age she treasured every moment to create memories through art projects of her very own and for her children. She’s always had a love of art seeded by her mother, and the love of animals and birds from accompanying her dad hunting and fishing inspires her imagination. Crystal Sparrow has been a great mentor to her and Erve received three scholarships from the Emily Carr First Nations program for youth which opened her eyes to all other mediums of art. Seeing and feeling the colours make her heart sing.