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Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award 2021

The Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award (KAMA) honours the late Kenojuak Ashevak, CC, ON, RCA and her tremendous impact on Inuit artists by supporting a mid-career artist with $10,000. Introduced this year, the shortlist showcases the incredible, diverse talent of contemporary Inuit artists, and awards each $3,000.

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Tarralik Duffy Wins 2021 KAMA Award!


The multidisciplinary artist is the second winner of the IAF’s $10,000 prize, plus solo exhibition and residency at WAG-Qaumajuq.

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What Drives Inuit Artist Tarralik Duffy to Create

by IAQ
Tarralik Duffy is an explorer of ideas, traversing disciplines from her sun-bleached beluga-vertebrae jewellery to her pop-art illustrations of everyday objects, infused by a sly wit and Duffy’s deep connection to Inuit identity and experiences.

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Meet the Shortlisted Artists

Eldred Allen

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How Inuit Photographer Eldred Allen Became an Accidental Artist

by IAQ
He never set out to become an artist, but within a remarkable three years of pursuing his new passion, this landscape and wildlife photographer from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, NL, has landed on the 2021 Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award shortlist.

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Kablusiak

Kablusiak Turns Inuit Narrative On Its Head

by IAQ
Multimedia artist Kablusiak is making old new again while honouring the materials and techniques that made Inuit art beloved across the globe.

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Couzyn van Heuvelen

Why Couzyn van Heuvelen Creates Giant Inuit Art Objects

by IAQ
This artist's exploration of material, scale and production processes transform elements of Inuit culture into new, unexpected forms, exploring material culture and the messages objects convey about Inuit culture.


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