Artist. Henry Hunt was born on October 16, 1923 in Fort Rupert, British Columbia. The grandson of George Hunt and the father of Tony, Stanley, and Richard Hunt, he is apart of a long artistic lineage. Hunt apprenticed under his father-in-law, Mungo Martin, and Arthur Shaunnesy, another respected Kwaknaka’wakw carver. Hunt would later replace Martin as the Thunderbird Park Master Carver at the Royal British Columbia Museum in 1962. Hunt’s son, Tony, worked with him as chief assistant carver. Together they created a series of important works at the Park, including a thirty-two foot pole in honor of Mungo Martin. The pole was erected in ‘Yalis (Alert Bay) in 1970. Upon retirement, the position of Thunderbird Park Master Carver was passed onto Richard Hunt. Henry Hunt passed away in 1985.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.