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Paul, Tim (b. 1950 Zeballos, Vancouver Island)

Cultural Group : Nuu-chah-nulth, Hesquiaht

Tim Paul learned to carve at the Art of the Raven Gallery in Victoria in 1975. He has worked with many artists including Ron Hamilton and Calvin Hunt and for several years he produced masks and poles with Richard Hunt as an assistant carver at Thunderbird Park, the Royal B.C. Museum's carving program. He has worked on several national and international totem pole commissions in Quebec, New Zealand, California and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England. He has also produced many serigraph print designs and continues his artwork at his home in Port Alberni where he is working with the Nuu-chah-nulth Trical Council. He is also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and is dedicated to upholding the traditions of his culture through his art and teaching.

In addition to his work as an artist, Tim is dedicated to upholding the traditions of his culture through teaching.
Selected Public Collections:
Field Museum - Chicago, Illinois
Royal British Columbia Museum - Victoria, B.C.
Windsor Great Park - Windsor, England
Southwest Museum - Los Angeles, California
Captain Cook Museum - Middleborough, England
National Film Board - Hull, Quebec
Department of Fisheries - Nanaimo, B.C.
Swedish Cultural House, The Ethnographic Museum - Stockholm, Sweden
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
House of Humwitsa - Tofino, B.C.

Chief Carver Programs:
Canadian Museum of Civilization - Hull Quebec
Yorkshire Sculpture Park - England
Stanley Park - Vancouver, B.C.
Commonwealth Games (1990) - New Zealand

Selected Exhibitions:
November 1997
Tribal Miniatures, Alcheringa Gallery - Victoria, B.C.


July 1997
"Humwitsa: Teachings and Stories" solo exhibition
Alcheringa Gallery - Victoria, B.C.

November 1996
Tribal Miniatures: Dreams of Silver and Gold
Alcheringa Gallery - Victoria, B.C.

October 1996
"Above and Beyond" group exhibition, Tribal Art Gallery - Vancouver, B.C.

July 1996
"Spirits of the Forest, Sea, and Sky" mask exhibition
Alcheringa Gallery - Victoria, B.C.

May 1996
"Two Dimensional Show"
Royal British Columbia Museum - Victoria, B.C.

1994
"Life of the Copper", Alcheringa Gallery - Victoria, B.C.


1990
"Painted Drums of the Northwest Coast"
Inuit Gallery - Vancouver, B.C.

1989
"Masks", Inuit Gallery - Vancouver, B.C.

1987
"Hands of Creation", Inuit Gallery - Vancouver, B.C.

Sources: UVic Archived Artist Bios
http://www.gordondick.ca/artists/tim-paul-heshquiaht