Susan Point: Spindle Whorl

From January 25 to March 22, the Surrey Art Gallery will showcase over three decades of printmaking by renowned Musqueam artist Susan Point.

Susan Point: Spindle Whorl is on tour from the Vancouver Art Gallery and is a fascinating look at her silkscreen prints with a focus on the recurring motif of the Coast Salish spindle whorl. The tool, comprised of a small wooden disk with a pole inserted through the centre, was traditionally used by Coast Salish women to prepare wool that would be woven into clothing and ceremonial blankets.

“Point has drawn upon the spindle whorl to provide a formal structure for her art while combining this motif with a uniquely Salish vocabulary of circles, crescents, and curved triangles—elements that distinguish the art of her people from the formline-based art of northern Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast.”

The exhibit opens on January 25 with a curators’ talk and tour with Vancouver Art Gallery curator Grant Arnold and Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom at 6:30 pm, followed by a reception at 7:30 pm.


Susan Point: Spindle Whorl
January 25 – March 22, 2020
Surrey Art Gallery
13750 88 Avenue


Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12-5pm

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