About Rob

"Hi Rob, The box came today and you were right. It is really fantastic. I really enjoy all the beautiful details. Maria and I want to thank you so much for taking care of this. It is something that we will treasure for a long, long time. Also, please be sure to thank James for us. His work is truly impressive. Does he ever carve masks? Thanks again. We will keep in touch."

Frank and Maria Bird, San Pedro, CA

It starts with a passion for the art
Growing up the son of a career bush pilot is the foundation of this gallery. I spent countless hours flying with my father during the summers into remote Canadian First Nations communities. Flying throughout both the high Arctic, central and western provinces in my youth whetted my interest in the people, their history, culture and ultimately a passion for their art. Austdone Gallery is the ultimate expression of that passion.

It has grown into a community of interest
Since 1998 I have been working directly with First Nations artists to bring their artwork to galleries, museums, collectors and corporate collections worldwide. I also offer comprehensive acquisition, installation and marketing consultation  for galleries, exhibitions, corporate collections, destination resorts, industry and private collectors. The Austdone Gallery is designed much like a small community, a place for people with a common interest to gather.

Haisla Eagle Dance Drum
Haisla Eagle Dance Drum