Indigenous Art 2021 Artist, Nelson White

Welcome to Woodland Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Art 2021 Exhibition.

Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public. Indigenous Art 2021 will be running September 11 – November 20, 2021.


Meet Artist, Nelson White

Nelson White is Mi’Kmaq painter who is a member of the Flat Bay First Nation Band (No’kmaq Village) in Flat Bay, Newfoundland. His father is a respected elder who was recently awarded the Order of Canada for his lifetime of lobbying for the rights of Mi’kmaq people.

Nelson attended the Visual Arts program at the then Bay St. George Community College in Stephenville, NL and later the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, NS. After a brief career in advertising, Nelson had a long career in administration both in professional sports and later non-profit. During that time he continued to paint and draw while focusing on commission work and one off projects.

Over the last number of years, Nelson has become a working artist with his pieces exhibited frequently throughout Canada and the US in both group and solo shows. His work has been featured on CBC’s The National. His paintings are included in public in private collections across North America, including the provincial art collection of Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Nelson was the first Indigenous artist in residence at the Rooms, Newfoundland & Labradors Provincial Art Gallery as well as Residence with Fogo Island Arts.

Nelson currently lives in St. John’s, NL with his family.

Nelson’s Featured Artwork

Nelson White

Evening With Dad, 2021

40” x 30” x 1” / 101.6cm x 76.2cm x 2.5cm

Oil on canvas




















If you’re interested in purchasing Nelson’s Art, download our Art Sales Form Here


Have questions for Nelson? Click here to email the artist!


Make sure to book your admission tickets to see Indigenous Art 2021! Can’t make it into the Museum? Watch our Facebook Livestream Here, where we take you around the Gallery to showcase the exhibition.