• Canada Goose Launches Second Edition of Project Atigi

    One-of-a-kind parkas handmade by 18 designers from across Inuit Nunangat.
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    20 Carvers to Know in 2020: Ekidlua Teevee

    Dogs both wild and domesticated
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    20 Carvers to Know in 2020: Joe Nasogaluak

    Inuvialuit legends and stories
  • IquallaqDamienTraditionalInuitTattoosCROP

    20 Carvers to Know in 2020: Damien Iquallaq

    Intricately detailed and finely texture
  • KayotakHeatherFacesCROP

    20 Carvers to Know in 2020: Heather Kayotak

    Mysteries that charm and delight
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    20 Carvers to Know in 2020: Derrald Taylor

    Finely detailed and highly technical
  • KudlukSammyShamanCROP

    20 Carvers to Know in 2020: Sammy Kudluk

    "Whimsical, unexpected and brimming with movement"
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    Pantone's "Classic Blue" in Inuit Art

    Inuit artists have taken the 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year and made it their own.
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    What's Up, 2020?

    Our top picks for events and major projects happening with Inuit art in 2020.
  • Notes from the Decade - 2019

    What happened with Inuit art in 2019?
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    Notes from the Decade - 2018

    What happened with Inuit art in 2018?
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    Notes from the Decade - 2017

    What happened with Inuit art in 2017?
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    Notes from the Decade - 2016

    What happened with Inuit art in 2016?
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    Notes from the Decade - 2015

    What happened with Inuit art in 2015?
  • 2013-Japanese Inspiration

    Notes from the Decade - 2014

    What happened with Inuit art in 2014?
  • 2012-Sakahan

    Notes from the Decade - 2013

    What happened to Inuit art in 2013?
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    Notes from the Decade - 2012

    What happened with Inuit art in 2012?
  • 2011-Inuit Modern

    Notes from the Decade - 2011

    What happened with Inuit art in 2011?
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    Notes From the Decade - 2010

    What happened in the world of Inuit art in 2010?
  • Notes from the Decade

    Notes From the Decade

    What happened to Inuit art over the last decade?
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    A Year In Review

    Our readers have spoken, and the top ten posts from 2019 are here. Can you guess what made the list?
  • Myra Kikiiyaut-Kayaks and Caribou

    5 Works: Winter 2019

    IAQ staff have picked works that show how people cruise, chase and travel across oceans, rivers and dreams.
  • Isuma, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Among the Top 10 Canadian Films of the Year

    After a strong year in Canadian filmmaking, two Inuit-directed films have been included in TIFF’s list of the top ten Canadian films of the year.
  • The Halvarson Gift of Inuit Art

    A Collector’s Eye ᓄᐊᑦᑎᕙᑦᑑᑉ ᕿᓂᐅᓯᖓ: The Halvarson Gift of Inuit Art is showing at the University of Alberta Museums Gallery A in the TELUS International Centre until December 14 2019.
  • Illusuak Cultural Centre Opens its Doors in Nain, NL

    After breaking ground in 2014, the Illusuak Cultural Centre in Nain, NL opened its doors to the public in November.
  • Couzyn Van Heuvelen Awarded Public Art Project

    A graphic nod to the history of Inuit printmaking by Bowmanville-based sculptor and installation artist Couzyn Van Heuvelen has been selected for the Glen Road Pedestrian Tunnel public art project.
  • Major Collection of Inuit Art Donated to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced the gift of twenty-seven textiles, sculptures and works on paper from the collection of Joyce W. and P. Frederick Sparling.
  • Judas Ullulaq Sculpture Breaks Record at Auction

    On November 19, 2019, at Waddington’s Inuit Art public auction in Toronto, Shaman’s Face (n.d.) a sculpture by Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), doubled the artist’s previous record at public auction.
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    Surface Tensions

    Britt Gallpen traces the work of three circumpolar Indigenous artists spanning the Global North and examines the political, cultural and aesthetic impact of their use of organic materials.
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    Isuma: 58th International Art Exhibition/La Biennale di Venezia

    At the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, Isuma represented Canada—the first time Inuit artists have done so in the history of the national pavilion. Reneltta Arluk reviews the installation.
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    Lisa Alikamik looks at the metamorphosis of printmaking in Ulukhaktok (formerly Holman), Invialuit Settlement Region, NT, from wall art to household good.
  • AupilardjukPierreBoyleSharyKurokJohnNuliajukOqaluppoq

    A Conversation with Shary Boyle and Pierre Aupilardjuk

    Shary Boyle and Pierre Aupilardjuk discuss their ceramic collaborations and Aupilardjuk’s experience at the Matchbox Gallery in Kangigliniq, where he’s been making ceramics and teaching for over 20 years.
  • IgloliorteSusannahAndersenChantellePamakSophieSakkijajukInstallationView


    SakKijâjuk is the first nationally touring exhibition of Inuit art from Nunatsiavut. Jennifer McVeigh reviews what is a thoughtful, multifaceted exhibition on a wide variety of creative practices.
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    Christopher Blechert

    Christopher Blechert is a Yellowknife-based photographer who documents contemporary urban life in the North through subtle maneuvers of light and shade.
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    Tobey Andersen traces printmaking's elusive history in Nain, Nunatsiavut, NL, from its beginnings in 1976 to the present day.
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    Laisa Audlaluk-Watsko

    In this interview with IAF Senior Editor John Geoghegan, Laisa Audlaluk-Watsko, an artist from Grise Fiord, NU, talks about what she hopes to express through her photography on a personal and cultural level.
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    Robert Kautuk

    In this short interview with IAQ Senior Editor John Geoghegan, Kangiqtugaapik-based artist Robert Kautuk talks photography and technology.
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    Mary Gordon

    The IAQ's John Geoghegan interviews emerging Arctic photographer Mary Gordon of Kuujjuaq, QC, about her artistic practice.
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    Eldred Allen

    The IAQ's John Geoghegan interviews Eldred Allen of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, NL, about his development from drone pilot and business owner to photographer.
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    Curatorial Notes on the National Gallery of Canada

    Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel is the second in an ongoing series of exhibitions organized by the National Gallery, focusing on contemporary Indigenous art from around the world.
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    From an Artist’s Perspective

    Maureen Gruben talks with IAQ’s Napatsi Folger about her latest solo exhibition, her use of traditional and industrial materials, and how Gruben constructs her large scale installations on the land.
  • Art Toronto 2019 Round-up

    Art Toronto 2019 featured more Inuit art than ever. But did it sell? The IAQ caught up with gallerists, artists and collectors for their take on this year’s fair and the presence of Indigenous arts.
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    Refreshing Representation

    While in town as the IAF's featured artist for Art Toronto 2019, Darcie Bernhardt spoke with IAQ's Senior Editor John Geoghegan about her artistic practice and Inuvialuit artist representation.
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    Janice Grey opens the archives of la Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec and examines works from the early printmakers of Inukjuak, Nunavik, QC.
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    Names For Snow

    In this interview, Kangirsuk-based emerging filmmaker Rebecca Thomassie shares the originals of her directorial debut, Names For Snow, and what she hopes audiences will take away from the film.
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    6 Staff Picks for Art Toronto 2019

    Now in its 20th year, Art Toronto presents art from Canadian and international galleries alongside lectures and panel discussions. For this year's Art Toronto, IAQ staff choose six must-see artists.
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    The Book of the Sea

    Aleksei Vakhrushev’s new film The Book of the Sea is a hybrid documentary that blends the traditional harvesting practices of contemporary Chukotkan whale hunters with the claymation story of “the woman who gave birth to a whale”.
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    IAQ Contributing Editor Napatsi Folger speaks with Lindsay McIntyre about her film project Bloodline, which will be on display at Art Toronto, discussing the origins of the project and from whence McIntyre’s artistic practice derives.
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    Motion and Movement

    IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson speaks with interdisciplinary artist Mark Igloliorte about working with new artistic mediums, his influences, and motion and movement.

    An Act of Resistance

    PIQSIQ sisters and throat singers Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay leave listeners enthralled on their debut EP, teaming up with producer Ruby Singh to blend rhythmic throat singing with entrancing beats.
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    Kablusiak works across media, using their art “as a coping mechanism to subtly address diaspora, and to openly address mental illness.” The result is a practice seasoned with the macabre, made palatable by the sweetness of its delivery.
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    30 Ways To Describe An Owl According to Kenojuak Ashevak

    Kenojuak Ashevak depicted many owls throughout her career, naming each with a unique descriptor. Here, we take a closer look at thirty of her avian adjectives.
  • IAQ Staff highlight their must see films and events at imagineNATIVE

    The IAQ staff picks their must-see films and showcases at the 2019 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, taking place in Toronto from Oct. 22 to 27.
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    Kinngait Rewind

    To celebrate the 60 years of printmaking in the Kinngait (Cape Dorset) community, IAF staff share their decade-specific picks.
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    A New Vision

    Lisa Koperqualuk, newly appointed Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson about her new role, Inuit leadership, and lots more.
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    Transits and Returns

    Ahead of the opening of Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery, co-curator Tarah Hogue speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson on the show’s central themes of movement, mobility and migration.
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    Interview with Emerging Artist Dayle Kubluitok

    Was sit down with Iqaluit-based artist Dayle Kubluitok at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum to discuss her artistic process and her recently completed a mural in the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre.
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    Nakasuk Alariaq relates the history of celebrated artist and shaman Kiakshuk, whose prints are among the earliest to come out of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU.
  • Lisa Quluqqi Koperqualuk named Curator of the MMFA

    Vice President of International Affairs at the Inuit Circumpolar Council Lisa Quluqqi Koperqualuk to join the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts team as their new Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art.
  • Embassy of Imagination Parade Opens the Toronto Biennial of Art

    On September 21st, the Toronto Biennial opened to the public in locations across Toronto. Ambitious in scope, the inaugural edition of the Biennial promises “72 Days of Free Art” along the waterfront.
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    Loons Curing the Blind

    IAQ’s John Geoghegan takes a closes look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints: “Loons Curing the Blind” by May Lonsdale
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    Birds and Dog Feeding

    Couzyn Van Heuvelen takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Birds and Dog Feeding” by Ikayukta Tunnillie.
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    Drum Dance in the Igloo

    Mark Igloliorte takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Drum Dance in the Igloo” by Paul Uta’naaq
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    Untitled (1976)

    Janice Grey takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Untitled” by Thomassie Echalook
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    Untitled (7 Geese, 4 People, 2 Dogs)

    Mark London takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s Rejected Prints, “Untitled (7 Geese, 4 People, 2 Dogs)” by Parr.
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    Woman in Labour

    Linda Grussani takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints: “Woman in Labour” by Janet Kigusiuq.
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    Man and Woman Going After Walrus

    Richard Murdoch takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints: “Man and Woman Going after Walrus” by Leah Qumaaluk.
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    Walrus Surprises Hunter

    Heather Campbell takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Walrus Surprises Hunter” by Napachie Pootoogook.
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    Birth of Jesus

    Alysa Procida takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Birth of Jesus” by Harry Egotak.
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    What Gets Lost

    The CEAC spent decades moderating the sale of Inuit art to southern audiences by prohibiting works deemed unacceptable from entering the market. We examine what works were rejected and why.
  • National Gallery of Canada Announces Curators for 58th Venice Biennale

    The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has confirmed that the Canada Pavilion will be curated by a team composed of Asinnajaq, Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Barbara Fischer and Candice Hopkins.
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    From an Inuk Point of View

    Reflecting on a trip North in the early 1990s, a curator and writer delves into Isuma’s legacy, their presentation of time and what the collective’s work means for us all.
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    Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers' Rebel Love Story

    Blackfoot and Sámi writer, director, producer and actor Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ 2014 film tells the story of her parent’s activism as well as the legacies of intergenerational and familial trauma through their radical, rebel love.
  • Couzyn Van Heuvelen Short-Listed for Public Art Project

    A bold and graphic nod to the history of Inuit printmaking by Bowmanville-based sculptor and installation artist Couzyn Van Heuvelen is among the five short-listed proposal for the Glen Road Pedestrian Tunnel public art project.
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    Remembering Our Ways

    Iglulik-based collectives Isuma and Arnait Video Productions harness the power of film to retain, recall and preserve collective memory, significantly contributing to the revitalization of culture and language.
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    Tracing the Lines of Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril's Tunniit

    Through the lens of the 2011 film “Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos,” Writer, producer and director Stacey Aglok revisits the Iqaluit-based filmmakers practice that has become a living, breathing process.
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    Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk

    Multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk has spent his career connecting to his Nunavimmiut identity while living and producing art in an urban centre.
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    Aka Hansen

    While much of Hansen’s work is made with a Greenlandic audience in mind, her experimental shorts and horror features have garnered just as much attention from international viewers.
  • Spirit Wrestler Gallery to Close its Doors this October

    Vancouver’s Spirit Wrestler Gallery is closing its doors to the public this October. Founded in 1995, the gallery became well-known for showcasing the work of a host of leading Indigenous artists from across Canada and beyond.
  • Inuit Artists to Perform at 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino

    Among Festival Internacional Cervantino’s 2019 line-up are a number of Inuit artists including a Polaris Prize-nominated musician and a Dora award-winning multidisciplinary artist.
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    Katie Doane Avery

    From intimate family dramas to a steam punk, alt-historical epic, Iñupiaq filmmaker Katie Doane Avery’s category-defying stories continue to challenge the stereotypical tropes that often pervade narrative filmmaking.
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    Mosha Folger

    Films have been an integral part of Mosha Folger’s life since he can remember. From documentaries to music videos, the director captures the numerous social, economic and political issues facing those living throughout the Arctic.
  • Arnait and Isuma’s Latest Co-Production Coming This Fall

    Set in Nunavik shortly after World War II, Restless River (2019) is based off Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 novel Windflower.
  • Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association Appoints Inuit Majority Board

    The Nunavut Arts and Crafts has a new Inuit majority Board of Directors. 11 out of the 12 positions on the recently elected board are now held by Inuit, following their appointments during NACA’s annual general meeting in July.
  • Riddu Riđđu Festival Highlights Nunavummiut Artists

    The 2019 edition of the annual festival, held in the community of Manndalen, Norway, boasted an impressive roster of Inuit creatives from musicians to filmmakers and more.
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    Glenn Gear

    Animator, filmmaker and visual artist Glenn Gear explores his identity as an urban Inuk with ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut by working with film and installations to capture the liminal space between natural and built environments.
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    Fast Runners and Time Travellers

    Containing never before seen recordings, interviews, documentation and over 20 years of raw footage, what questions are raised after visiting the archive of Igloolik Isuma Productions housed at the National Gallery of Canada?
  • Aija Komangapik Awarded Top Prize in Indigenous Arts & Stories Contest

    Emerging artist Aija Komangapik has received first place in the Indigenous Arts & Stories contest, presented annually by Historica Canada, for the digital drawing Drumdancer (2019).
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    Janet Nungnik's Familial Threads

    Moving between past, present and future, Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), NU, artist Janet Nungnik’s large-scale autobiographical textile works weave together poetry and personal history.
  • Elisapie Named to Polaris Prize Short List

    The short list for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize has been announced, and among the 10 nominated albums is Ballad of the Runaway Girl (2018) by Montreal-based, Salluit-raised musician Elisapie (Elisapie Isaac).
  • 3 Prints Released to Celebrate 60 Years of Kinngait Studios

    In celebration of 60 years of printmaking in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, Dorset Fine Arts has released a special summer collection featuring two new works by Ningiukulu Teevee and Ooloosie Saila as well as a historic, previously unreleased print by Pitaloosie Saila, RCA.
  • Inaugural Toronto Biennial Highlights Inuit Artists

    The list of participating artists for the Toronto Biennial of Art this fall has been released, with a number of artists from across the Arctic among the 90 national and international participants named so far for the 72 day event.
  • Inuit Delegation to Finland Are “Cultural Ambassadors” According to New Senate Report

    Indigenous artists are identified as “’essential’ to Canadian diversity and its distinct image abroad,” including the recent delegation of artists organized by the IAF and Canada Council for the Arts at the Arctic Arts Summit.
  • 10 Ways We Are Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

    June 21, 2019, is National Indigenous Peoples Day! We put together a list of some of ways we will be celebrating today.
  • Elisapie Longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize

    Singer-songwriter Elisapie (Elisapie Isaac) is among the 40 musicians long-listed for this year’s Polaris Music Prize, for her third studio album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl (2018).
  • Inuit Art Centre Receives $2M Donation

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery announced a significant gift of $2 million to the Inuit Art Centre from The North West Company, which will fund the development of a public plaza adjacent to the Centre.
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    How Kenojuak Ashevak Influenced Brian Jungen

    On the occasion of Brian Jungen’s exhibition “Friendship Centre” at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, ON, we revisit his work and surprising connections to celebrated graphic artist Kenojuak Ashevak.
  • Kablusiak Shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award

    Kablusiak has been named to the short list for the 2019 Sobey Art Award, the most prestigious art prize in Canada. They are the second Inuk artist and first Inuvialuk artist to be short-listed for the accolade.
  • Talirunili Sculpture Breaks Record at Auction

    A sculpture by Joe Talirunili (1893-1976) has broken the record for the highest price paid for a work by an Inuit artist at public auction. The work was offered on May 29th, 2019, in the inaugural sale by First Arts.
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    Indigenous Art on a Global Stage

    What are the implications in having Isuma, a community-based, principally Inuktitut language video art collective based in Iglulik, NU, represent Canada at arguably the world’s most visible and scrutinized international art event?
  • Major Donation to Support Artists at the Venice Biennale

    With Isuma’s exhibition at the Canada Pavilion, the National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced the gift of one million dollars by The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation to the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment to support future representation at the premiere contemporary art event.
  • First Look

    The IAQ takes you behind the scenes of the 58th Venice Biennale with a first look at Isuma’s installation at the Canada Pavilion, the first time Inuit artists have exhibited as part of the national pavilion.
  • 5 Must-See Films Screening Outside Venice

    From experimental shorts and animations to inspiring feature length productions, we have rounded up our must-see film and video works by creators across Inuit Nunangat on view during the course of the 58th Venice Biennale.
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    The Canadian Pavilion in Venice

    On the cusp of the 58th Venice Biennale and on the occasion of a recently renovated Canada Pavilion, we take a look at the history of the international exhibition, Canada’s national pavilion and what these platforms mean for us today.
  • 5 Shows We Want to See at the Venice Biennale

    Alongside the landmark exhibition by Isuma, lead by Zacharias Kunuk, OC and Norman Cohn, at the Canada Pavilion, the Inuit Art Quarterly editorial team has rounded-up their must-sees for the 58th Venice Biennale opening this week.
  • Inuit Art Quarterly Nominated for 2 National Magazine Awards

    The Inuit Art Quarterly, the world’s only magazine dedicated to Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous arts, has received two 2019 National Magazine Award nominations for Issue Grand Prix and Publisher Grand Prix.
  • Alootook Ipellie Inducted into Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame

    In recognition of his significant contributions to the art of cartooning in Canada, the late artist Alootook Ipellie will be inducted into the Giants of the North: Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame in May 2019.
  • Kablusiak Longlisted for the Sobey Award

    Kablusiak has been named to the 2019 Sobey Award longlist, Canada’s most prestigious award for young artists. They are the first Inuvialuk artist nominated for the prize and are included as part of the Prairies & North catchment.
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    Remembering Okpik Pitseolak

    The Inuit Art Foundation is saddened to report that Okpik Pitseolak (1946–2019) has passed away. Okpik was a long-time member of the IAF Board of Directors and a fierce advocate for Inuit artists.
  • Bart Hanna Kappianaq Unveils Sculpture at Parliament Hill

    Renowned Iglulik-based sculptor Bart Hanna Kappianaq unveiled Sedna with Friends (2019) at the Canadian Parliament Complex in Ottawa, ON, coinciding with the 20th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of Nunavut.
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    Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

    Fellow author Norman Dunning delves into Polaris Prize and Juno award-winning musician Tanya Tagaq’s debut novel Split Tooth (2018) that is a part autobiographical, part fictional and intermingles prose with poetry and drawing.
  • Artists Boycott Indigenous Music Awards Over Cultural Appropriation

    Inuit musicians Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser, PIQSIQ, Iva and more have boycotted the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns of cultural appropriation in the work of nominee Cikwes, who incorporates throat singing within her work.
  • Jessica Kotierk Leads Iqaluit Museum as Manager and Curator

    The Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit, NU, the Territory’s only museum, announced recently that Jessica Kotierk has been hired as the Manager and Curator.
  • Inuit Art in the Spotlight at International Art Fair

    Inuit artists Abraham Anghik Ruben and Couzyn van Heuvelen took centre stage at Canada's International art fair, Art Toronto between October 28–31, 2018.
  • Jocelyn Piirainen Joins Winnipeg Art Gallery as Assistant Curator

    Ottawa-based artist and curator Jocelyn Piirainen has joined the Winnipeg Art Gallery as the inaugural Assistant Curator of Inuit Art. Piirainen is the first Inuk in Canada to hold a lead curatorial position at a provincial museum.
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    Katherine Takpannie

    Ottawa-based photographer Katherine Takpannie captures the complexities and nuances of urban Inuit life with her expansive scenes and intimate portraits.
  • Collaborative Installation Debuts at Nuit Blanche

    “Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires” is a collaborative installation by Jesse Tungilik, Jason Sikoak, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Darcie Bernhardt, Tom McLeod, Glenn Gear and Caroline Monnet at the FOFA Gallery courtyard at Concordia.
  • Prime Minister Apologizes for Historic Mistreatment of Tuberculosis Patients

    Accompanying the historic apology from the federal government, we revisit the carvings produced during patient stays in southern sanitariums that provide an invaluable record of this chapter of Canadian history in stone.
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    Soft Shapes and Hard Mattresses

    Despite the fact that love and sex in the Canadian Arctic is not new, images of erotic scenes have rarely graced the pages of the IAQ. Here, we push past voyeuristic taboos to bring us into the pulse of recent erotic Inuit art.
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    documenta 14

    Arguably the world’s largest—and most debated—recurring contemporary art exhibitions, documenta 14 urges viewers to rethink the powerful potential of objects and images in the advancement of Indigenous sovereignty.
  • Canadian Museum of History Receives Major Donation of Inuit Art

    Over 750 contemporary sculptures, 120 works on paper and 25 examples of historical material by Inuit artists from across the North were donated to the Canadian Museum of by the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess.
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    A curator, artist and writer reviews the landmark exhibition “Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak” and the critical strategies that blur the divides between artist and curator.
  • Shuvinai Ashoona Receives 2018 Gershon Iskowitz Prize 

    The Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU graphic artist is the first Inuk recipient of the prestigious $50,000 prize and solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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    Refining the Igloo Tag Trademark So That Everyone Benefits

    Since 1958 this iconic mark has protected Inuit artists from fraud and cultural appropriation. Now, with your help, the Igloo Tag is being reimagined support even more artists.
  • Supporting Inuit Students with the Virginia J. Watt Scholarship

    In January of 2018, the Inuit Art Foundation awarded the annual Virginia J. Watt Scholarship. Meet this years winner—Nancy Saunders of Kuujjuaq, QC.
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    Remembering Elisapee Ishulutaq

    Renowned artist Elisapee Ishulutaq, OC, passed away on December 8, 2018 in Panniqtuq (Pangnirtung), NU, at the age of ninety-three. Born in 1925, Ishulutaq lived on the land until around 1970 when she and her family moved to Panniqtuq.
  • The City of Ottawa Art Collection Acquires New Works

    Barry Pottle, Katherine Takpannie and Annie Pootoogook (1961-2016) are among the artists included in the City of Ottawa Art Collection’s recent acquisition who will be featured the exhibition Kaleidoscope at the City Hall Art Gallery.
  • Kenojuak Ashevak Breaks Records at Auction

    Following a riveting round of bidding at Waddington’s in Toronto, ON on November 20th, 2018, a red-tailed copy of Kenojuak Ashevak’s famous 1960 print The Enchanted Owl broke previous auctions records set by the artist.
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    Independent curator and Associate Dean at OCAD University Ryan Rice reflects on the legacy of a foundational national collection and its power to reframe dialogues on the scope and shape of what a nation might be.
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    Revisiting Annie Pootoogook

    We explore the lesser-known currents of Pootoogook’s oeuvre, providing a new way to look at the profound impact of her work.
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    Printed Matters

    The chance discovery of works by Helen Kalvak, Agnes Nanogak Goose, and more—once thought to be lost—spread across three safes in the community of Ulukhaktok, NT, has spurred a new digitization effort.
  • Circumpolar Indigenous Film at imagineNATIVE 2018

    From fantasy and adventure to experimental film, music video and documentaries, we’ve rounded up the best offerings from the Circumpolar North across the five-day festival.
  • 59th Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection Released

    The collection features prints by Saimaiyu Akesuk, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Malaija Pootoogook, Cee Pootoogook, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Pauojoungie Saggiak, Pitaloosie Saila, Axangayuk Shaa, Padloo Samayualie, and more!
  • MBAM Acquires Work by Niap and Partners with Avataq

    MBAM deepened its promotion of Inuit art and culture with a recent acquisition of work by Niap (Nancy Saunders) as well as the announcement of a new partnership with the Avataq Cultural Institute.
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    Siassie Kenneally

    In an interview conducted last year with Siassie Kenneally, the late Kinngait-based graphic artist, we focus on a single, exceptional work that intimately documents a life lived, in all its striking detail.
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    Remembering Siassie Kenneally

    Kinngait-based artist Siassie Kenneally passed away recently in Iqaluit, NU. Over the course of her life, Kenneally produced an incredibly personal body of work that examined modern and traditional life from her own unique perspective
  • Kenojuak Cultural Centre Opens Its Doors in Kinngait

    The $10.2 million-dollar Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Kinngait (Cape Dorest), NU opened its doors on September 5, 2018 with a series of celebrations and exhibitions.
  • Story of All-Inuit Lacrosse Team To Premiere At TIFF

    The Grizzlies, a film based on the all-Inuit team of the same name, will have its worldwide premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival this fall.
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    Ooloosie Saila

    One of the most original young artists working in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, today, Saila has gained an almost immediate, enthusiastic following in the South for her whimsical creatures and otherworldly landscapes.
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    Siassie Kenneally

    Siassie Kenneally qaujimajaulauqpuq titiqtugarminut, tunngaviqalauqput iqqaumajaminik inuusirilauaqtaminiglu. Taana unikkausiqaqpuq titiqtugarmik atausirmit nuititiisimattiarninganik inuusiulauqtumik saqqititinngmat ilunngittiaqsimajumik.
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    Spiders, Insects and Other Creepy-Crawlies

    During summer the days are long, the skies are sunny and the insects are out in full force. We are sharing 5 Works from our spring 2018 issue which highlight artists’ interpretations of sometimes pesky, sometimes friendly, critters.
  • Nunavut Artists Selected for Public Art Program in Iqaluit Daycare

    Last week, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs announced that the construction of the new Iqaluit Community Day Care is underway and will prominently feature commissioned works by Nunavut artists.
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    IAF Celebrates Nunavut Day

    Happy Nunavut Day! In honour of the 25th anniversary of the land claims agreement that initiated the establishment of the territory, we’re celebrating by bringing you a selection of work by artists from Nunavut including Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril, Tim Pitsiulak, Jesse Tungilik, Andrew Qappik, Jessie Oonark, Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, Kenojuak Ashevak and Hinaani Design.
  • Bart Hanna Awarded Major Commission in Ottawa

    Iglulik (Igloolik)-based sculptor Bart Hanna Kappianaq has been selected to install a new work in Centre Block, the main building of the Canadian parliament complex on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
  • Panniqtuuq Releases First Major Print Collection Since 2011

    For the first time since 2011, the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts in Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU, unveiled a new print collection at a launch event on July 8, 2018 as part of the Nunavut Arts Festival in Iqaluit, NU.
  • Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Wins Inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award

    Iqaluit-based artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is the recipient of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award, for her multi-disciplinary practice which centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance).
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    Hinaani Design

    “We noticed there was a market for Inuit specific clothing because Inuit really love showing off that they are Inuk.”
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    Inuk Design

    IAQ staff met with Inuk Designs during Indigenous Fashion Week in Toronto. They discussed how Inuk Designs got started and what being part of Indigenous Fashion Week in Canada means to Inuk Designs.
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    Martha Kyak

    The IAQ met with Martha Kyak during Indigenous Fashion Week in Toronto. They discussed what being part of Indigenous Fashion Week means to Martha and how her sought-after sealskin necklace came to be.
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    Barbara Akoak of Inuk Barbie Designs

    “There is this Inuk teaching, the more you give the more you get. So if I’m gifted seal flippers, I’ll give a pair of earrings to the huntress or hunter that gave them to me. It’s an exchange and it just keeps giving me more and more.”
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    Inuk 360

    “My goal was to be the Louis Vuitton of tufting.”
  • WAG Breaks Ground on Inuit Art Centre

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery broke ground on its Inuit Art Centre today. Slated for opening in 2020, the 40,000-sqft, four-storey Centre will bring to view the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art.
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection Announces New Chief Curator

    The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has named as its new curator Toronto-based critic and curator Sarah Milroy as its new Chief Curator, who seeks to “make Canadian art history relevant and fresh for contemporary audiences.”
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    Maureen Gruben

    “The smell of moose hide is a very warm, inviting smell. As an Indigenous person, it brings you home [from] wherever you are as there is this connection to the land and the smell of smoke and hide; it’s a very familiar smell.”
  • IAQ Nominated for Four National Magazine Awards

    The Inuit Art Quarterly, the world’s sole publication dedicated to the arts and artists of Inuit Nunangat, has received four 2018 National Magazine Award nominations.
  • Couzyn van Heuvelen Named to the 2018 Sobey Art Award Longlist

    Iqaluit-born artist Couzyn van Heuvelen has been named to the 2018 Sobey Art Award longlist, Canada’s most prestigious award for young artists. The honour comes on the heels of several career milestones for the artist in recent years.
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    Jessie Oonark

    Years after her death, 27 of Jessie Oonark’s pristine drawings were discovered in a manila envelope in a basement. Athough already a celebrated artist, these lost drawings confirmed Oonark’s vitality and confidence as an artist.
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    Bart Hanna

    In 2013, Bart Hanna completed Migration, a monumental ship with a cast of unique characters carved from a single block of stone weighing over 700 pounds. Hanna explains the significance of this singular work to the IAQ.
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    Remembering Lukie Airut

    Iglulik-based artist Lukie Airut (1942–2018) was an immensely talented sculptor known for his multi-dimensional sculptures. His work with whalebone and walrus ivory allowed him to create highly detailed works in increasing scale.
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    Lukie Airut

    A retrospective on the magical work of Lukie Airut, a master carver from Iglulik, NU, whose sculptures echo his deep familiarity with his land and the animals that live there.
  • Inuit Art Centre Announces All-Inuit Guest Curatorial Team

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery has confirmed a team of four Inuit guest curators to open the WAG’s Inuit Art Centre’s inaugural exhibition calendar.
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    The Intertwined History Of Politics And Art in Nunatsiavut

    Yet in spite of the lack of an enduring arts industry, a cooperative system, institutional support or scholarly interest, Nunatsiavut continues to produce such exceptional artists as Michael Massie, John Terriak and Heather Campbell.
  • Andrew Qappik Named Member of the Order of Canada

    Governor General Julie Payette announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada, among them Andrew Qappik “for his contributions to defining the visual culture of Nunavut as a master printmaker and sculptor.”
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    Tiktak, a Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet) sculptor, was the first Inuk artist to have a solo show; his one-man show was a watershed moment in the field of Inuit art, paving the way for the hundreds (if not thousands) of solo shows that followed.
  • Funding and Curatorial Future of the WAG’s Inuit Art Centre

    Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister has confirmed the provincial government will provide $10 million over five years to the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre, a first-of-its-kind cultural landmark in the making.
  • Isuma to Represent Canada at the 58th Venice Biennale

    The 2019 representative artist for the Canada Pavilion at the 58th Venice will be the artist collective Isuma. This is the second time Inuit artists have been presented at the fair, Kananginak Pootoogook being the first in 2017.
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    Lucy Tulugarjuk

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Inez Shiwak

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Daniel Shimout

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Nicotye Samayualie

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Barry Pottle

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Vinnie Karetak

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Jimmy Kalinek

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Victoria Kakuktinniq

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Sandra Hollett

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Kelly Fraser

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Leevan Etok

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Julia Manoyok Ekpakohak

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Tony Anguhalluq

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Fanny Algaalaga Avatituq

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Saimaiyu Akesuk

    For our 30th anniversary issue, the IAQ asked 15 leading figures in Inuit art to nominate an early-career artist to watch. In turn, those artists selected a senior talent who has inspired them.
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    Sightlines and Surfaces

    Boundary pushing Vancouver-based painter Mark Igliolorte discusses his ongoing research into the Indigenous origins of the kayak, the beauty in shifting perspectives and collapsing the vast distance between coasts.
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    Celebrating 30 Years

    For three decades, the IAQ has been introducing readers around the globe to the luminaries of Inuit art world. It has been our great pleasure to share the beauty and vitality of Inuit cultural production over the past 30 years.
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    Anchorage Museum

    For this spotlight on the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, we asked Aaron Leggett, Curator of Alaska History and Culture, to pick the five works he believes speak to the heart of the collection.
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    Nuuk Kunstmuseum

    For this spotlight on the Nuuk Kunstmuseum in Nuuk, Greenland we asked curators Nivi Christensen and Stine Lundberg Hansen to pick 5 works they believe speak to the heart of the collection.
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    Bill Nasogaluak

    Everyone who enters our living room stops and looks in awe at the green stone sculpture by Inuit artist Bill Nasogaluak titled Sedna on Cross (2006). Also known as The Death of My Culture, the sculpture’s strength is inescapable.
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    Boarder X

    Boarder X is the first exhibition to bring together the work of Inuit, First Nations and Métis artists who also surf, skate or snowboard, and it is a blockbuster. The opening saw 900 people cross the threshold of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
  • New Study Finds Value of Inuit Arts Economy

    Inuit art contributed $87.2 million to the Canadian economy in 2015, according to a trailblazing study released today.
  • Inuit Art Foundation Announces Igloo Tag Trademark Transfer in Iqaluit

    The Igloo Tag Trademark will transfer from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to the IAF, which is uniquely positioned to administer the trademark to further protect, promote and support Inuit art in Canada and internationally.
  • Michael Massie and Ellen Hamilton Receive the Order of Canada

    Massie was made a Member to the Order for his work as a sculptor and silversmith and Hamilton for her promotion of Inuit arts and culture, as well as her support of Arctic performers and artists.
  • Mural by Inuk Artist Nancy Saunders Revealed at Ottawa Museum

    In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, the Canadian Museum of Nature opens the new, permanent Canada Goose Arctic Gallery, featuring Ilurqusivut (Our Ways), a large-scale mural created by Inuk artist Nancy Saunders (Niap).
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    Eye on the Arctic

    The IAQ is pleased to present this portfolio—a look at Inuit photography today—with some of the most notable artists working across the North.
  • Kenojuak Ashevak on the Canadian Ten Dollar Bill

    For the first time ever, a Canadian banknote features a work of Inuit art! Kenojuak Ashevak’s Owl’s Bouquet (2007) will appear on 40 million commemorative $10 banknotes celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
  • Mattiusi Iyaituk Presents on Artist Resale Right

    Former Inuit Art Foundation President Mattiusi Iyaituk travels to Switzerland to present at the International Conference on Artist’s Resale Right, hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  • Building a Nunavut Performing Arts & Culture Centre

    After eight years of annual consultations, Qaggiavuut! is preparing to launch an international fundraising campaign for a Nunavut Performing Arts Centre, pursuing financial support for a dedicated performance space for the region.
  • IAQ Editor Britt Gallpen Awarded Inaugural Editor Grand Prix, Honourable Mention

    Inuit Art Quarterly Editor Britt Gallpen has been recognized as Editor Grand Prix, Honourable Mention at the 2017 Magazine Grands Prix. The award recognizes excellence, leadership and mentorship in magazine editing.
  • The Hnatyshyn Foundation's REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards

    The Hnatyshyn Foundation announced in Ottawa today the laureates of the REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards, which honour Indigenous artists who have shown exceptional leadership in both their home communities and on the world stage.
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    Inuit Art Quarterly Shortlisted for Canadian Magazine Award

    The Inuit Art Quarterly has been shortlisted for Best Magazine, Literature and Art in the 2017 Canadian Magazine Awards. The nomination, announced March 30, 2017, recognizes excellence in publishing in the arts and literature, including poetry. This is the inaugural year for the Canadian Magazine Awards presented by Magazines Canada. This is also the IAQ’s first nomination for a ‘Best Magazine’ award in its thirty year history.
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    Remembering Kellypalik Qimirpik

    Kinngait (Cape Dorset) sculptor Kellypalik Qimirpik (1948–2017) passed away earlier this year. An avid carver whose career was marked by important commissions, his sculptures of Arctic animals were exhibited worldwide.
  • Update on the Inuit Film and Video Archives

    The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation announced in March that significant progress has been made on the Inuit Film and Video Archives, an effort to digitize some 9000 hours of film and other records and make them accessible to the public.
  • Shuvinai Ashoona Appointed to the RCA

    In May 2016, Shuvinai Ashoona was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, joining the ranks of a significant group of Inuit artists who share the RCA distinction, including Helen Kalvak, Jessie Oonark and Kananginak Pootoogook.
  • Inuit Art at the 57th Venice Biennale

    Kananginak Pootoogook, RCA (1935–2010) has been named as a participating artist in this year’s Venice Biennale, opening May 13, 2017. The late Kinngait (Cape Dorset) artist is the first Inuit artist to be included in the fair.
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    Astral Bodies

    Astral Bodies (2016) at the Mercer Union in Toronto, allows viewers to speculate what the otherworldly may hold through the works of five women whose individual practices address real or imagined spaces beyond physical realms.
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    Couzyn van Heuvelen

    Iqaluit-born sculptor and installation artist Couzyn van Heuvelen has created something distinctive with Avataq, a project consisting of several handmade foil balloons resembling traditional sealskin floats.
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    Annie Pootoogook (1969 – 2016)

    Jimmy Manning remembers Annie Pootoogook. She grew up in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) as part of a highly artistic family which included parents Eegyvudluk and Napachie Pootoogook, and grandmother Pitseolak Ashoona, who she revered.
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    Change Makers

    What, or rather who, is a change maker? This is the central question that lingered for me after visiting Change Makers at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, which featured works by seven Indigenous artists working across North America and Europe. Given the gallery’s newly-implemented mandate to incorporate “diverse Indigenous perspectives within exhibitions and programming,” the answer seems implied but was not fully articulated. Read More
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    Tanya Lukin Linklater's Choreography of Space

    Tanya Lukin Linklater talks to the IAQ about her most recent performance, and the space, the dancers, the musician, the text, the backstory and the moment of performance all have their parts to play.
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    Inuit Art Auction Picks

    The IAQ’s favourite auction picks from the fall 2016 art offerings. Here are works that surprised us, delighted us, and left us wishing our budgets were unlimited.
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    Angry Inuk

    The seal hunt is a delicate subject for Newfoundland and Labradorians. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s Angry Inuk takes on anti-sealing narratives to examine what the hunt represents for Canada’s Inuit.
  • Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute

    Historica Canada has launched a new Heritage Minute highlighting the groundbreaking career of the late Kinngait artist Kenojuak Ashevak. This Minute is the first to be produced entirely in Inuktitut as well as English and French.
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    Floe Edge

    Review of Floe Edge (2016) at the AXENÉO7 Gallery in Gatineau, QC. The packed exhibition hosted works from Tim Pitsiulak, Mona Netser, Nicole Camphaug, Lavinia van Heuvelen, Mathew Nuqingaq and more.
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    Listening for Sedna

    ArtCOP21: a global program of exhibitions, installations and more that emphasize the interrelatedness of climate and culture. Can art communicate the human effects of climate change at a deeper level than facts and figures alone?
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    Rocks, Stones and Dust

    Rocks, Stones and Dust brings together work by sixteen artists to reimagine human relationships to rocks, encouraging a reevaluation of our understanding of rocks as stagnant objects.
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    Cold Dream

    Manumie’s depiction of human interactions with both the natural and the spiritual worlds melds oral stories with imaginative, often surreal forms that give a sense of the complex interactions of life in the North.