Author Archives: Sam Carter
World Mask Exhibition December 20, 2012 to March 20, 2013 National Museum Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Masks from the Museum of Northern British Columbia, Prince Rupert, Canada are featured in the exhibition. The exhibition includes ancient and new masks crafted from … Continue reading
56 Ethnic Minority Groups-Exhibition Space Design and Curation Project. Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Spring 2012
Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Prof. Sam Carter- Visiting Professor Continue reading
Salmon Fountain-Shrine (Gastown-Vancouver) and Spectrum Totem (International Business Centre), Richmond, British Columbia
These two Public Art sculptures by Sam Carter were designed and fabricated in the early 1990s.
Cultural Experiences: Vancouver International Aiport (YVR) and Incheon International Airport (IIA) in South Korea
These images are from the Vancouver International Airport in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and the Incheon Airport. The Vancouver airport collects mostly First Nations Aboriginal art and includes some contemporary painting and design from British Columbian artists and designers in … Continue reading
Happy 38th Birthday (1976-2012), Habitat! About Habitat and the World Garden-Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada The World Garden Explored the History of Gardens from Around the World and the importance of plants to the World Ecosystem. The project was created by … Continue reading
In Spring and Fall of 2011, co-curators; Associate Professor Salmah Abu
Mansor, Senior Research Fellow-Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University
of Malaysia, Malaysia and Sam Carter, Professor Emeritus-Emily Carr University
of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada selected applied arts
from indigenous communities across Malaysia and Canada.
The exhibition is presented by the Canadian Society for Asian Arts, the Institute
of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia, Aboriginal Studies-Emily Carr
University of Art and Design and with assistance from the governments of
Canada and Malaysia.
Thirty examples of Malaysian and thirty examples of Canadian applied arts from
indigenous communities form the Malaysia-Canada Indigenous Communities
Applied Arts Exhibition, Pameran Seni Gunaan Masyarakat Peribumi.
This “bi-lateral” (Malaysian and Canadian) exhibition includes a diverse range of
functional works including baskets, textiles, jewellery, mats, souvenirs, scarves,
hats, bangles, musical instruments, toys, tools, etc. These recent design
products represent both traditional designs as well as new innovative works.
Some design products apply images of local flora and fauna using only natural
materials with old and new tools. Other designs share stories and are expressive
of design traditions within indigenous communities. Certain objects explore new
images and visual language combining old with new and local with global design
The exhibition features affordable, well-designed and well-crafted objects
collected by museums and by tourist as “souvenirs”.
The Malaysia-Canada Indigenous Communities, Applied Arts Exhibition,
Pameran Seni Gunaan Masyarakat Peribumi, opened in Vancouver, February
20th to March 3rd, 2012.
These bi-lateral exhibitions provide ideas for design and development of products
to reach larger markets, maintaining standards of art, design and craft
excellence. The exhibition provides insights package design and promotion of
creativity and innovation within indigenous communities in Malaysia.
The exhibition acknowledges and promotes excellence in creativity and
production of applied arts from indigenous communities and partnerships from all
aspects of national and international creative industries.
A Virtual Gallery (Educational Online Learning Tool Website) will be created and
include all images of the collection with labels and additional information in this
From Spring 2012 onward, the Malaysia-Canada Indigenous Communities
Applied Arts Exhibition will travel to various States of Malaysia. The exhibition will
be showcased in museums, community cultural centres and for conventions and
special events in Malaysia. Continue reading
The function and meaning of masks, their use in ceremonies. holidays, dramas, etc. This traveling exhibition will open in late January and continue in the Spring, 2012 at the Museum of the North in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Continue reading
The inclusive design and applied arts exhibition explores earliest to recent design in BC region. Continue reading
From February to June 15th, 2011 will be working at Limkokwing University of Creativity and Technology in Kuala Lumpur – Cyberjaya, Malaysia. I am working with Master’s students from Malaysia, China, Yemen, Indonesia, Maldives, Kenya, Uganda, and other African, Eastern … Continue reading