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    10 Works of Mother Love

    Celebrate the bond between mother and child through Inuit art.
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    7 Jewellers Whose Work You Should Covet

    This Valentine’s Day and all days.
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    6 Dogs to Celebrate Sled Dog Day

    The top dogs of Inuit art
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    The Art of Stone: Co-op

    The places we sell
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    The Art of Stone: Carving

    The places we sculpt
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    The Art of Stone: Quarry

    The places we find stone
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    25+ Ways Inuit Artists Have Historically Used Pantone's Colour of the Year

    Decades before "Classic Blue" was a trend, Inuit tastemakers took it for a spin.
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    What's Up, 2020?

    Our top picks for events and major projects happening with Inuit art in 2020.
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    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?
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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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    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.
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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.
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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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    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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    Bloodline

    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.
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    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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    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.
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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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    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.
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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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    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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    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.
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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?
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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.
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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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    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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    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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    Siassie Kenneally

    Siassie Kenneally qaujimajaulauqpuq titiqtugarminut, tunngaviqalauqput iqqaumajaminik inuusirilauaqtaminiglu. Taana unikkausiqaqpuq titiqtugarmik atausirmit nuititiisimattiarninganik inuusiulauqtumik saqqititinngmat ilunngittiaqsimajumik.
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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.
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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.”
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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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    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.
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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.
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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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    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.
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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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    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?