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Spirit Wrestler Gallery

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Address: 47 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-669-8813
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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   A leading contemporary fine art gallery representing master...

   A leading contemporary fine art gallery representing master Inuit, Northwest Coast and Māori artists. The gallery focuses on exhibitions that showcase contemporary directions in aboriginal art, including cross-cultural communication, the use of new materials (such as glass and metal), and modern interpretations of shamanism, environmental concerns, and other issues pertaining to the changing world.

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Great Aboriginal Art!

After 30 years in GasTown, Spirit Wrestler is moving but, fortunately for all of us, relocating to W. 3rd near Granville Island. Every time I visit the gallery I see beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
nikkie10
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Whistler, Canada
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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

After 30 years in GasTown, Spirit Wrestler is moving but, fortunately for all of us, relocating to W. 3rd near Granville Island. Every time I visit the gallery I see beautiful works of art from some of the world's best aboriginal artists. The staff are welcoming, professional and very knowledgeable. Were I a wealthy person, I would have no problem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

i do visit the Gallery at least twice a month and every visit is a joy to my hearth, when i do have visitors coming to my place i beg them to visit the Gallery.

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Thank JEAN PAUL B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I love this gallery. Small, each piece seems to be carefully chosen to complement its neighbour. A selection which is representative of individual interpretations of West Coast Art steeped in hundreds of years of history. Very much worth a visit.

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Thank vancouvermuffy2016
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I have been into the gallery several times and made purchases on a few occasions. The team is fantastic, they are very knowledgeable and are keen to help others learn more about the Inuit, First Nations and Maori works. When my children were young, they were very welcoming and willing to answer questions and explain the pieces. I have always... More 

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Thank Craig M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Maybe my favourite gallery in Canada. Definitely my favourite in Vancouver. Lovely pieces to look at and a trusted gallery from which to purchase.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of the galleries I visit every time I'm in Vancouver. The staff is knowledgeable and they carry a good representation of north west coast art. I hadn't intended on adding to my collection on this visit but....it happened anyway. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Dan H
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We first stumbled on this gallery several years ago. We walked in, with no intention of buying anything, and walked out with a Susan Point print. The collection is absolutely first-rate, the gallery owners/crew extremely knowledgable yet approachable. Fantastic art, fair prices, heads and shoulders above most galleries. We've been back several times (we live in the Bay Area) and... More 

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Thank mimits2015
Orkney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

we always visit Spirit Wrestler Gallery when we visit Vancouver and can honestly say that it is our favourite gallery. All the staff are pleasant and helpful and there is no sales pressure to buy, just to admire all the creative and original art works, although we do always buy something!!! Gary was particularly helpful in arranging for something to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

There was NO way that we could have left this gallery without adding to our collection. Colin Choi was very knowledgeable, fun to talk to and taought us many things we didn't know .

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Saanich, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

A visit to Vancouver is incomplete without time spent at Spirit Wrestler Gallery. It has been my favourite Vancouver gallery for many years now. For me it is a journey into the sacred,savouring images by Coast Salish artist Susan Point, Northwest Coast First Nations artists too numerous to enumerate, and Maori artists. Discussing art with the owners is such a... More 

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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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