Richard Campbell will host a series of workshops to demonstrate traditional Musqueam carving techniques at different stages of his creative process. Over the course of the workshops, participants will witness the transformation of a block of wood into a beautiful carved salmon. Richard will share stories and knowledge on the significance of salmon in Musqueam culture, including how it is used and prepared for substance and ceremonial purposes.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Richard Campbell was born in 1958 of Musqueam descent. He comes from a family of carvers, including his grandfather, three uncles, and many cousins, all of whom have influenced his style of carving. he carves using Yellow Cedar, Red Cedar, Maple, Alder, and Cherry woods, but mainly uses Yellow Cedar for the type of plaques he carves. Richard has been carving for 39 years in modern contemporary and Coast Salish style. He contributed to the building of the Coast Salish-style longhouse that is in the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. He was also the main carver for the 20 foot tall house post in front of the Musqueam Band Office in Vancouver, BC. For the past 15 years, Richard has worked as an archaeologist field assistant with the Musqueam Indian Band. Both occupations help him to ensure his culture lives on for future generations to come.