Joe Talirunili (1893-1976), Migration Boat, early-mid 1970’s, stone, skin, wood and thread, 27.9 x 38.1 x 17.8 cm COURTESY FIRST ARTS
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Talirunili Sculpture Breaks Record at AuctionMay 29, 2019
Already the holder of two records for highest price paid for a work by an Inuit artist, Joe Taliruni’s latest sale soars past estimates to set another record.
Throat singers Kayley Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik perform as PIQSIQ
Artists Boycott Indigenous Music Awards Over Cultural AppropriationApr 03, 2019
After a non-Inuit creator who uses throat singing in her work was nominated for an award, Inuit musicians Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and PIQSIQ called for clearer policies surrounding cultural appropriation from the organization.
Peggy Ekagina Transformation (1973) © MUSÉE CANADIEN DE L’HISTOIRE / CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Canadian Museum of History Receives Major Donation of Inuit ArtFeb 06, 2019
Donations from the estate of Dr. Margaret Perkins Hess enrich the holdings at the Canadian Museum of History, the University of Lethbridge and the Museum of Anthropology.
Napachie Pootoogook Walrus Surprises Hunter (1967) Printmaker Timothy Ottochie COURTESY DORSET FINE ARTS
What Gets Lost: The Canadian Eskimo Arts Council's Rejected Prints Sep 10, 2019
We open up the archives of the Canadian Eskimo Art Council to untangle what we can learn from rejected works.
Jutai Toonoo Night Time (2013) COURTESY DORSET FINE ARTS
Soft Shapes and Hard Mattresses: Sex and Desire in Contemporary Inuit Graphic Art and Film Feb 12, 2019
Daniella Sanader pushes past the voyeristic taboos to take the pulse of erotic Inuit art.
Bart Hanna Kappianaq Sedna with Friends (2019) PHOTO INUIT ART FOUNDATION
Bart Hanna Kappianaq Unveils Sculpture at Parliament Hill Apr 08, 2019
For the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of Nunavut, Bart Hanna Kappianaq carved a tympanum that will be displayed in Parliament Hill.
View of Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires (2019) featuring installation by Jesse Tungilik and Jason Sikoak with video work by Glenn Gear beyond at Nuit Blanche, Montreal, 2019 PHOTO OSSIE MICHELIN
Collaborative Installation Debuts at Nuit Blanche Mar 12, 2019
Jesse Tungilik, Jason Sikoak, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Darcie Bernhardt, Tom McLeod, Glenn Gear and Caroline Monnet teamed up to produce “Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires” at Concordia.
Illustration by Jaime Hernandez in Tanya Tagaq’s Split Tooth (2018)
Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq Apr 05, 2019
Fellow author Norman Dunning delves into the award-winning musicians widely celebrated debut novel.
Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos (still) (2011) COURTESY CINEMA POLITICA
Tracing the Lines of Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril's Tunniit Aug 08, 2019
Producer Stacey Aglok reflects on the challenges and triumphs of one of the filmmakers best loved documentaries.
Kenojuak Ashevak Audacious Owl (1993) Courtesy Dorset Fine Arts
30 Ways To Describe An Owl According to Kenojuak Ashevak Oct 18, 2019
We take a closer look at some of Kenojuak Ashevak’s most hootiful birds.