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Collector's Issue

Welcome to Qaumajuq: The New Inuit Art Centre

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • A look at the opening ceremony of Qaumajuq with Julia Lafreniere
  • Curator conversation with Dr. Heather Igloliorte, asinnajaq, Kablusiak and Krista Ulujuk Zawadski one year after opening inaugural exhibition INUA
  • Jocelyn Piirainen on Qaumajuq's impact in the art world and the future of Inuit art at WAG-Qaumajuq
  • Marieke Gruwel speaks with Dr. Stephen Borys, Michael Maltzan and Michael Robertson on Qaumajuq’s design
  • Dr. Darlene Coward Wight on the historical journey that led to Qaumajuq
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Peter Aliknak Banksland


Peter Aliknak Banksland was a talented carver, graphic artist and printmaker from Ulukhaktok (Holman Island), NT, where he was a founding member of the Holman Printmaking program. Banksland depicted a traditional way of life at a time when change was sweeping across the arctic, engaging minimal scenery to instead focus on the activities and lives of his figures.


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Igloo Tag

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The Canadian federal government created the Igloo Tag Trademark in 1958 in order to protect Inuit visual art from mass-produced, fraudulent work. The trademark, most often applied to sculpture, is a safeguard for collectors and artists that only applied to works made by Inuit.

The Inuit Art Foundation accepted the rights to the trademark from the government in 2017. For the first time, the trademark is now led by Inuit, for Inuit.

 

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