'Na̱mg̱is First Nation, Kwakwaka’wakw, British Artist, Agnes Seaweed Wisden

Meet 'Na̱mg̱is First Nation, Kwakwaka’wakw, British Artist, Agnes Seaweed Wisden (łlilawikw) 

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Agnes Seaweed WisdenDiscover the captivating world of the Kwakwaka’wakw Artist, Agnes Seaweed Wisden Immerse yourself in rich cultural expressions through Agnes's indigenous art. Explore now & be inspired!


My English name is Agnes Seaweed Wisden. Forming over many generations is an inherited lineage of creative makers in my mixed heritage as a Kwakwaka’wakw/ British woman.

My traditional name is łlilawikw, and was gifted to me by our people through our Potlatch system, and my name includes me in a long line of traditions fought for and celebrated. Its meaning translates into English as gatherer of the people. On my life path as an artist and adventurer I have been called to draw on my lineages for grounding, guidance and growth. Through these experiences I ask those walking their own path to join me as we carve out spaces of celebration for who we are.

My art, Sea Wisdom Design, is a place I use to form relationships with deep meaning through symbols, imagery, and a desire to connect. It has been deeply life changing to now the power of this art has healed, connected, grown and is cherished by those that feel the same love for the land, ocean and culture of the coast we share.

Select Art Highlights:

Lily Gladstone, Siksikaitsitapi, NiMíiPuu award-winning actress wears jewelry made by Agnes Seaweed Wisden (Copper Dancer Necklace and 3 inch wide Copper Bee Cuff) on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

2023 & 2022
Rebecca Baker-Grenier, Kwakiutł, Dzawada'enuxw, Skwxwú7mesh fashion designer incorporates jewerly and a carved copper bodice, called "coming home” by Agnes Seaweed Wisden into her collection, shown in the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Fashion show (2023), Vancouver Fashion Week (2023), and Indigenous Fashion Week, and Indigenous Fashion Week (2023, 2022).