Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

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The Igloo Tag Trademark
The Igloo Tag Trademark is an internationally recognized symbol that denotes handmade, original artwork made by Inuit artists in Canada. Established in 1958, the Trademark is now managed by the Inuit Art Foundation. The appearance of the Igloo Tag on an artist profile means they have had the Trademark applied to their artwork.


Allashuaq Sharky is sculptor born in Kinngait, NU. His father, Joseph Sharky was also a carver, and his brother, Toonoo Sharky taught him how to carve. He is best know for his artworks featuring narwhals and whales.View Long Biography and Citations


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Name Year Gallery
Small Sculptures by Great Artists Nov 2015 - Jan 2016 Feheley Fine Arts
Telling Stories: Inuit Art from Cape Dorset Dec 2012 - Mar 2013 Toronto Pearson Airport: Terminal 1
Small Treasures Jan 2012 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Musee d'art Inuit Brousseau Quebec City, Quebec

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May 16, 2019 Profile edited by Heather Parker
January 27, 2019 Profile edited by Chelsea Bourget