William Tennyson Wallace

William Wallace is an artist and musician who has been building sculptural musical instruments for more than 30 years. After graduating from Fanshawe Collage and earning a BFA from the Nova Scotia Collage of Art and Design, he went on to get a MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. While in Chicago, William founded the sculptural music troupe MASS with William Close, where they built drum sculptures and longstring instruments and performed with them thoughout the midwest. During this same time William designed and built 12 large wheeled drum sculptures for the percussion troupe Jellyeye. The drums were the foundation that allowed William to collaborate with Jellyeye to develop the unique style of choreographed drumming referred to as “Action Drumming”. William moved to Vancouver and brought the concepts of invented instrument theatre and action drumming to Canada by founding SWARM.  For 15 years SWARM was a creative force redefining Canada’s percussion scene, spawning copycat groups and most importantly, entertaining, inspiring and educating people of all ages across North America. William is now the founder of the Squamish Sound Mill Society an artist collective and performance venue.

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Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.

Community Event Calendar

Terms & Conditions

Event Eligibility: Only events related to public art and cultural activities located in Squamish, BC will be considered for inclusion in the calendar. The event should align with the purpose and focus of Squamish Art’s mission and vision.

Submission Accuracy: The submitter is responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date information about the event, including the event title, date, time, location, description, and any additional relevant details.

Ownership and Permissions: By submitting an event to the calendar, the submitter confirms that they have the necessary rights and permissions to promote the event and its associated content, including any images or multimedia files.

Event Approval: Submission does not guarantee automatic inclusion in the public art calendar. The calendar administrators reserve the right to review and approve each event before it is published. Approved events will be added to the calendar in a timely manner.

Editing and Removal: The calendar administrators reserve the right to edit event details, including the event title, description, date, time, and location, to ensure accuracy and consistency. The administrators also reserve the right to remove an event from the calendar at any time without prior notice.

Pricing Guidelines: Submitters must either be a member or pay a non-refundable fee of $10 for each event submitted. Membership details and fee payment instructions will be provided separately.

Public Accessibility: The public art calendar is available to the general public. By submitting an event, the submitter acknowledges that the event details will be visible to anyone accessing the calendar.

Content Guidelines: Event submissions must adhere to the guidelines of respectful and inclusive language. The calendar administrators reserve the right to reject or modify event submissions that contain offensive, discriminatory, or inappropriate content.

Liability: The calendar administrators are not responsible for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the event details provided by the submitter. The submitter agrees to hold the administrators harmless from any claims or liabilities arising from the inclusion or exclusion of an event in the calendar.

Data Privacy: Personal information collected during the event submission process will be handled in accordance with applicable data protection laws and the privacy policy of the public art calendar.

Modifications to Terms and Conditions: The calendar administrators may update or modify these terms and conditions at any time. It is the responsibility of the submitter to review the terms periodically and ensure compliance.

By submitting an event to the public art calendar, the submitter agrees to comply with these terms and conditions.