Landmarks - Public Art in the Capital Region


Kwakiutl Bear Pole by Henry Hunt

Kwakiutl Bear Pole by Henry Hunt
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Artwork DescriptionProject of Native Indians' participation on the Centennial Sub-Committee to commemorate the Centenary of the Union in 1866 of the colonies on Vancouver Island and the mainland as British Columbia.

About Henry Hunt

Artist BioHendry Hunt, of the Kwawkewlth First Nations, was inspired by Mungo Martin. He was married to Mungo's adopted daughter, Helen Nelson.


Artwork TypeFirst Nations
MediumPaint on carved cedar
Reference #3753
SiteUpper causeway on the Inner Harbour, southeast entrance at corner of Belleville and Government Streets.
Art CategoryCivic Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: Invitational / Commissioned
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Downtown



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