BC Ferries wants First Nations art to adorn the inside of its newest vessel in the fleet.
The Northern Sea Wolf will provide direct summer service between Bella Coola and Port Hardy along with once a week connector service between Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Shearwater, and Ocean Falls.
In addition to original art, the ferry corporation also wants original text from a First Nations writer to go along with it.
Ferries says the artist and writer selected will be associated with one of the communities the vessel will service, with the design reflecting the culture, character and life of the waters Northern Sea Wolf will traverse.
A call to Indigenous artists and writers from the Nuxalk Nation at Bella Coola, The Gwa’sala Nakwaxda’xw Band and Kwakiutl First Nation at Port Hardy, and the Heiltsuk Nation is now open to expressions of interest and portfolios.
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council will facilitate the process with a committee comprised of artists and BC Ferries representatives.