Header - Thunder Bird Park

Title - Late Park

Mungo Martin carving a version of a Haida mortuary pole for Thunderbird Park, 1954. BC Archives I-26994.


Between 1952 and 1992, four Master Carvers (Mungo Martin, Henry Hunt, Richard Hunt and Tim Paul) were employed to direct a wide range of carving projects in Thunderbird Park. Working with associate carvers, many of whom became renowned and influential artists, they created works of art for the park, for the museum’s collection, for other countries and institutions, and in support of community projects. Their expertise was widely recognized and their works are in many locations around the world. The program helped many carvers hone their skills and it educated thousands of visitors about the living traditions of First Nations people.

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