Woodcarvers Gathering - Haida Great Box | University of Oxford

Woodcarvers Gathering - Haida Great Box

Jaalen and Gwaii Edenshaw
10:00 - 16:00
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PW

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Courses and workshops
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The knowledge encoded in the Haida Great Box at the Pitt Rivers Museum will be unlocked by two carvers from Haida Gwaii during their museum residency this September. Brothers Jaalen and Gwaii Edenshaw will carve a new version of the box based on the original, refining contemporary Haida artistic technique through their own study of this fascinating object. Jaalen and Gwaii are opening their 'studio' to fellow woodcarvers, specifically those who use mostly hand tools (sculptors, furniture-makers, etc). The sessions will allow the chance to observe them at work, exchange knowledge, ask questions and see the historic box from close up. For further information and to book a place for either the morning session (10.00-12.00) or afternoon session (14.00-16.00), please email maya.herbolzheimer@prm.ox.ac.uk