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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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    Spiders, Insects and Other Creepy-Crawlies

    During summer the days are long, the skies are sunny and the insects are out in full force. We are sharing 5 Works from our spring 2018 issue which highlight artists’ interpretations of sometimes pesky, sometimes friendly, critters.
  • Nunavut Artists Selected for Public Art Program in Iqaluit Daycare

    Last week, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs announced that the construction of the new Iqaluit Community Day Care is underway and will prominently feature commissioned works by Nunavut artists.
  • Bart Hanna Awarded Major Commission in Ottawa

    Iglulik (Igloolik)-based sculptor Bart Hanna Kappianaq has been selected to install a new work in Centre Block, the main building of the Canadian parliament complex on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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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.
  • Panniqtuuq Releases First Major Print Collection Since 2011

    For the first time since 2011, the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts in Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU, unveiled a new print collection at a launch event on July 8, 2018 as part of the Nunavut Arts Festival in Iqaluit, NU.
  • Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Wins Inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award

    Iqaluit-based artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is the recipient of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award, for her multi-disciplinary practice which centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance).
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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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    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 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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    Inuk 360

    “My goal was to be the Louis Vuitton of tufting.”
  • WAG Breaks Ground on Inuit Art Centre

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery broke ground on its Inuit Art Centre today. Slated for opening in 2020, the 40,000-sqft, four-storey Centre will bring to view the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art.
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection Announces New Chief Curator

    The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has named as its new curator Toronto-based critic and curator Sarah Milroy as its new Chief Curator, who seeks to “make Canadian art history relevant and fresh for contemporary audiences.”
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    Maureen Gruben

    “The smell of moose hide is a very warm, inviting smell. As an Indigenous person, it brings you home [from] wherever you are as there is this connection to the land and the smell of smoke and hide; it’s a very familiar smell.”
  • IAQ Nominated for Four National Magazine Awards

    The Inuit Art Quarterly, the world’s sole publication dedicated to the arts and artists of Inuit Nunangat, has received four 2018 National Magazine Award nominations.
  • Couzyn van Heuvelen Named to the 2018 Sobey Art Award Longlist

    Iqaluit-born artist Couzyn van Heuvelen has been named to the 2018 Sobey Art Award longlist, Canada’s most prestigious award for young artists. The honour comes on the heels of several career milestones for the artist in recent years.
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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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    Remembering Lukie Airut

    Iglulik-based artist Lukie Airut (1942–2018) was an immensely talented sculptor known for his multi-dimensional sculptures. His work with whalebone and walrus ivory allowed him to create highly detailed works in increasing scale.
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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.
  • Inuit Art Centre Announces All-Inuit Guest Curatorial Team

    The Winnipeg Art Gallery has confirmed a team of four Inuit guest curators to open the WAG’s Inuit Art Centre’s inaugural exhibition calendar.
  • Andrew Qappik Named Member of the Order of Canada

    Governor General Julie Payette announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada, among them Andrew Qappik “for his contributions to defining the visual culture of Nunavut as a master printmaker and sculptor.”
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    Tiktak

    Tiktak, a Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet) sculptor, was the first Inuk artist to have a solo show; his one-man show was a watershed moment in the field of Inuit art, paving the way for the hundreds (if not thousands) of solo shows that followed.
  • Funding and Curatorial Future of the WAG’s Inuit Art Centre

    Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister has confirmed the provincial government will provide $10 million over five years to the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre, a first-of-its-kind cultural landmark in the making.
  • Isuma to Represent Canada at the 58th Venice Biennale

    The 2019 representative artist for the Canada Pavilion at the 58th Venice will be the artist collective Isuma. This is the second time Inuit artists have been presented at the fair, Kananginak Pootoogook being the first in 2017.
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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.
  • Inez Shiwak - My Great Grandparents Cabin

    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.
  • Jimmy Kalinek - Inuvik Drummers and Dancers

    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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    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.
  • EkpakohakJuliaManoyokBigbrotherPullingSisterOnBicycle

    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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    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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    Anchorage Museum

    For this spotlight on the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, we asked Aaron Leggett, Curator of Alaska History and Culture, to pick the five works he believes speak to the heart of the collection.
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    Nuuk Kunstmuseum

    For this spotlight on the Nuuk Kunstmuseum in Nuuk, Greenland we asked curators Nivi Christensen and Stine Lundberg Hansen to pick 5 works they believe speak to the heart of the collection.
  • Bill Nasogaluk - Sedna on Cross

    Bill Nasogaluak

    Everyone who enters our living room stops and looks in awe at the green stone sculpture by Inuit artist Bill Nasogaluak titled Sedna on Cross (2006). Also known as The Death of My Culture, the sculpture’s strength is inescapable.
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    Boarder X

    Boarder X is the first exhibition to bring together the work of Inuit, First Nations and Métis artists who also surf, skate or snowboard, and it is a blockbuster. The opening saw 900 people cross the threshold of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
  • New Study Finds Value of Inuit Arts Economy

    Inuit art contributed $87.2 million to the Canadian economy in 2015, according to a trailblazing study released today.
  • Inuit Art Foundation Announces Igloo Tag Trademark Transfer in Iqaluit

    The Igloo Tag Trademark will transfer from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to the IAF, which is uniquely positioned to administer the trademark to further protect, promote and support Inuit art in Canada and internationally.
  • Michael Massie and Ellen Hamilton Receive the Order of Canada

    Massie was made a Member to the Order for his work as a sculptor and silversmith and Hamilton for her promotion of Inuit arts and culture, as well as her support of Arctic performers and artists.