Tony Hunt Jr Memorial Trust Fund

$5,572 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 4 months
With profound sadness we say goodbye to our dear friend and gentle spirit Tony Hunt Jr. who left us on October 12th.

We at Alcheringa Gallery enjoyed a very close friendship and special working relationship with Tony for more than thirty years. In his honour we would like to establish a trust fund for his 10 year old son, Robert, who adored his father. This trust fund will become available to only Robert, once he comes of age. Perhaps it will allow him the opportunity to follow in his father's footsteps to carry on the family tradition.

Tony's imagination was populated by the many spirits of his Kwakwaka'wakw ancestry. These could be seen to greatest advantage within the plethora of masks that appeared from his hand as if by magic. As an initiated Hamatsa dancer Tony had inherited the rights to wear these masks in the participation of many high ranking dances belonging to his family.

Demonstrating outstanding talent from childhood Tony Hunt Jr was an accomplished carver in 1978 at the age of 18 when he participated in his first solo exhibition in Vancouver. A further solo showing at Alcheringa Gallery in 1994 as part of the celebration around the Commonwealth Games held that year in Victoria, consolidated Tony's position as a major exponent of his Kwakwaka'wakw culture. A Master artist in every sense of the word, his work is held in the collections of many major museums.

Tony Hunt Jr was the eldest son of renowned totem carver, hereditary Chief Tony Hunt. He had recently picked up that mantle and two of his totem poles grace elementary schools in Victoria.

A portion of the proceeds from sales in Alcheringa Gallery will be donated to the fund throughout the coming months.

Please donate what you can to ensure this untimely passing can have a happy ending.
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Thank you everyone for your donations!
We just wanted to clarify for the sake of the Go Fund Me

1. We are good friends of the family and too it upon ourselves to ensure some support for Robert

2. We will be withdrawing the funds from Go Fund Me in our name, but all money will be donated to the Trust Fund.

3. All funds received will be sent directly to the trust fund via the appointed lawyer and financial institution.

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AW
$77
Astri Wright
3 months ago
TH
$600
Trevor Hunt
3 months ago
TL
$100
Tammy & Brian Loat
3 months ago
HJ
$50
Heather Johnston
3 months ago
TP
$100
Trudy Pickard
3 months ago
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
JM
$10
Jennifer Matautia
3 months ago
KH
$50
Kathryn-Jane Hazel
3 months ago
JM
$100
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4 months ago
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