Coast Salish Stories and Drumming Demo featuring Brandon Gabriel


Deer Lake Art Gallery is hosting a demonstration of traditional Coast Salish Drumming that will be featuring Kwelexwecten – Brandon Gabriel. The demonstration will be on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am and continues to 12:00 pm.

Brandon Gabriel – Kwelexwecten was born and raised on the Kwantlen First Nation Reserve in Fort Langley BC, Canada. Brandon was educated in Cultural Anthropology, Visual Art, and Marketing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, then received his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art from the prestigious Emily Carr University of Fine Art and Design. Brandon continued his studies in Indigenous Governance at the Justice Institute of BC (2012).

Brandon is a multi-talented contemporary mixed media artist who specializes in painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, architectural design concepts, public art installations and photography. Brandon’s work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, USA and across Canada.

The demonstration will include Brandon making a traditional Coast Salish drum, stories as well as stories.

The Deer Lake Gallery is located near the beautiful Deer Lake Park 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC. 604-298-7322 info@burnabyarscouncil.org Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 to 4 pm www.burnabyartscouncil.org, FREE admission & parking.



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