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Local artist Wilson Tutube

Wilson Tutube partnered with Habitat Acquisition Trust to incorporate his art into this year's Conservation Connection Forum poster design. This collaboration encapsulates the spirit of the community coming together for nature that the Conservation Connection Forum seeks to instill.

Wilson blends traditional First Nations art inspired by his Nuu-chah-nulth heritage with themes of wildlife and conservation, creating one of a kind works of art.

As a volunteer at the Royal BC Museum, working with the invertebrate collections there, Wilson's artwork depicts some of the specimens preserved at the museum. Wilson also draws inspiration from conservation issues facing species like bats, amphibians, and bees

"Bats aren't common in First Nations art, so I blended elements of traditional wolf designs to make my own unique bat design." - Wilson Tutube.

Wilson says that he sometimes encounters people that believe traditional stories are at odds with science. Wilson prefers to encourage ideas of cooperation between tradition and science with his artistic interpretations, and sees the two as able to work in tandem for the betterment of the world.

You can find Wilson's art at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. You can also contact him to buy art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit the Seaton St.Tunnel, which goes under the the Trans-Canada Hwy, to see his art in a recent mural dedicated to reconciliation.

Habitat Acquisition Trust is so grateful to Wilson Tutube for sharing his art with us all and bringing conservation concerns as well as an interest in natural history to light in a creative and meaningful way. 

 

For more information on the Conservation Connection Forum and tickets, please visit hat.bc.ca/c4c. We would like to connect with you too!

 

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