Community CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings/Victoria: “Depth” w/ Joshua Watts

Friday, 30 September 2022

11am (virtual)

Ha’wilh Way’anis Joshua Watts is a Nuuchahnulth, and Coast Salish First Nations professional artist, and Cultural Carrier. He was raised in Squamish away from his ancestral territories of Port Alberni and Lake Cowichan. When he was growing up, he had little connection with his ancestral culture. After reconnecting, he realized the importance of culture and art. Since then, Joshua has dedicated his practice toward youth development and mentorship programs and is a very strong advocate for cultural revitalization amongst Indigenous youth and passing on traditional knowledge. Watts has studied under great artists such as: Ray Natraoro, Wayne Alfred, Corey Bulpitt, and Linda Lindsay, and the late Chief and master carver Beau Dick.