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Kyle Aleekuk Tells the Stories Behind 5 Works of Art
The Inuk illustrator shares the cross-cultural inspirations behind his favourite works.
Inuvialuk Artist Kyle Aleekuk Melding Traditions in Toronto Mural
Exploring cross-cultural traditions through tattoo design and illustration.
Exploring Northern Indigeneity with the TETHER Curatorial Team
The Arctic Arts Summit exhibition highlighting the bonds across the circumpolar North.
Kinngait Studios' New Print Collection Showcases Artist Collaboration
Kinngait Studios Arts Manager discusses 2022 standouts.
Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona Print Chosen for Canada Post Stamp Series
Inuk artist’s design is one of four selected to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Language, Life Skills and Legends in “Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic”
Director Tiffany Ayalik explains the process behind the film about Kylik Kisoun’s quest for autonomy.
The Magic of Improvisation in Tanya Tagaq’s “Ever Deadly”
An interview with Chelsea McMullan and Tagaq on their new documentary premiering at TIFF 2022.
Tracing the Narratives of Inuit Filmmaking Talents
An interview with cultural historian Mark David Turner on his new book “On Inuit Cinema | Inuit Takugatsaliukatiget”
INUA Curators Discuss How Inuit Artists Create Space for the Future
A roundtable discussion with asinnajaq, Heather Igloliorte, Kablusiak and Krista Ulujuk Zawadski.
Showcasing Cinematic Talent at the Arctic Arts Summit
Curator Jeremy Emerson on selecting 50 short circumpolar films for the AAS's Pirruvik program.
Sámi Co-Curator and Poet-in-Residence Talk Venice Biennale Part I
Sámi artists discuss the topic of Indigenous sovereignty in colonial spaces
What was it Like to Work on a Virtual Exhibition in Lockdown?
Interviewing Prim about her COVID artwork.
It’s a Family Affair!
Goota Ashoona’s new exhibit celebrates the Ashoona family’s artistic legacy.
Nyla Innuksuk on her New Film “Slash/Back”
Director takes us behind-the-scenes for a look at the movie in the making.
A Glimpse of Arctic Life Superimposed onto Toronto's Urban Environment
A Q&A with Inuit artist Maureen Gruben on her exhibition Moving with joy.
Gallerist Pat Feheley on 50 Years of Nurturing Inuit Artists
This year’s Order of Canada recipient on the artist relationships she spent her life developing.
Norma Dunning’s “Tainna” Wins Governor General’s Literary Award
A Q&A with the Inuk author and poet on her career and winning the $25k prize in fiction.
Nunatsiavut Artist Jason Sikoak Designs Coin for the Royal Canadian Mint
Sikoak speaks with the IAQ about the inspiration behind their design.
Tarralik Duffy Through 5 Works of Art
Get to know the winner of the 2021 Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award.
13 Questions with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
2021 Sobey shortlisted artist gets real about her recent work.
Why Couzyn van Heuvelen Creates Giant Inuit Art Objects
The IAQ talks with the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award shortlisted artist.
What Drives Inuit Artist Tarralik Duffy to Create
The IAQ talks with the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award shortlisted artist.
How Inuit Photographer Eldred Allen Became an Accidental Artist
The IAQ talks with KAMA shortlisted artist Eldred Allen.
Kablusiak Turns Inuit Narrative On Its Head
The IAQ talks with KAMA shortlisted artist Kablusiak.
What Does It Mean to Be a Queer Inuit Artist?
Alice Qannik Glenn, Jenny Irene Miller and Ossie Michelin discuss the intersection between Indigeneity, queerness and art.
How Inuit Women Are Using Tattoos to Reclaim Their Own Skin
Taking back traditional tattoos through the Inuit Tattoo Revitalization Project.
Qanuq Inuit arnait makunga tunnirnik atuqattaliqpat suurlu uvinirminik utiqtinnasuklutik
Utiqtittijut tunnirnik taakkutiguunaq Inuit tunniliurusinginnik.
The Water Bears Witness - Niap’s Watercolour Landscapes
How material use is intimately connected to being out on the land for one artist.
Deantha Edmunds on Life as an Inuk Opera Singer
The career and influences of Canada’s first Inuk opera singer.
Behind-The-Scenes of the 2020 Cape Dorset Print Collection
Studio Manager Jordan McQuaid tells all.
What Supports Do Nunatsiavut Artists Need Right Now?
Photographer and IAF Nunatsiavut Community Liaison Holly Anderson tells us what’s going on.
What Resources Have Southern Inuit Artists Been Able to Access?
Multidisiplinary artist and IAF Southern Canada Community Liaison Alberta Rose Williams gives us all the details.
First Inuk Director of Alianait Tells Us What’s Next For the World’s Circumpolar Stage
Alannah Johnston on her new role.
How Culture and Climate Intersect
Curator Amber Lincoln explores the relation between circumpolar Indigenous artists and their climate.
The Grizzlies’ Anna Lambe Up Close
The actress shares her experience working on-set.
The Politics of Subsistence and Survival
Napatsi Folger speaks with the curatorial team behind Subsist at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
A Sobey Art Award Winner in New Zealand
Stuck halfway across the world, asinnajaq talks her award win and future projects.
Whale Hunt: An Interview with Megan Kyak-Monteith
The artist talks shuttered solo shows, career growth and whale hunt memories.
Forging Narratives: An Interview with Mathew Nuqingaq
One jeweller interviews another
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.
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.
In this short interview with IAQ Senior Editor John Geoghegan, Kangiqtugaapik-based artist Robert Kautuk talks photography and technology.
The IAQ's John Geoghegan interviews emerging Arctic photographer Mary Gordon of Kuujjuaq, QC, about her artistic practice.
The IAQ's John Geoghegan interviews Eldred Allen of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, NL, about his development from drone pilot and business owner to photographer.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We noticed there was a market for Inuit specific clothing because Inuit really love showing off that they are Inuk.”
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.
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.
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.”
“My goal was to be the Louis Vuitton of tufting.”
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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