Elisapee Ishulutaq Yesterday and Today (2014)COLLECTION OF THE WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
Learn About Inuit Art

From historic practice to contemporary Inuit artists working today, here are some articles we suggest to get yourself up to speed.

What makes art Inuit? Who decides what pieces get to market?  How does the co-operative system work?

Since 1986, the Inuit Art Quarterly has been devoted to advancing and appreciating Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous arts. The stories in our archive testify to our focus on connecting readers around the world with the Arctic through the robust and thoughtful writing of Inuit and Indigenous writers.

We've constructed a primer here to help newcomers understand the multiplicity of story-telling and rich cultural history that lives in Inuit art today. While by no means complete, we hope it helps answer some of the basic questions often asked about Inuit and their art, starting with why it's so important.

Inuit Art is a Marker of Cultural Resilience

by Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Learn how art helped preserve the cultural teachings of lost generations.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

by Abraham Anghik Ruben

An artist reflects on the rich history that forms the bedrock for Inuit artists today.

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The Art of Stone

by John Geoghegan

Carving out the path of stone sculpture in the arctic from quarries to co-ops.

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What does Self-Portraiture Mean for an Inuit Artist?

by Adina Tarralik Duffy

An artist examines the legacy of self-representation she has been left.

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