Photo: Dan Wade
Credit: Dan Wade Jewellery


jewellry, metalwork, organic materials

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Iqaluit, NU
09 August 1977


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Dan Wade is a talented jeweller born in Frobisher Bay, near Iqaluit, NU. Wade was inspired by the carvers in his family to pursue the arts and take up jewellery. Working from Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit with two other jewellers from 2010 to 2018, Wade is a full-time jeweller and sells his jewellery online, at festivals and directly from his studio. He is most famous for his Northern Lights ring. Wade has won the Nunavut Arts Branding Award from The Song Tree, for Arts and Promotion, in 2012. A member of the Nunavut Arts and Craft Association he is a registered member of the Authentic Nunavut Brand. Wade is currently based and working out of Whitby, ON.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
5 things to bring back from Nunavut June 2017 Jennifer Bain
Behind The Look: Part 1: Six Red Beads and Dan Wade Jewellery October 2016 Hannah Eden, Katie Weaver
Interview With Nunavut’s Award Winning Artist Dan Wade May 27, 2016 Caley Vanular


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
From the North Show November 2017 Alianait Arts Festival
From the North Oct - Nov 2017 Prince of Wales Heritage Centre
Northern Lights Trade Show 2016 Northern Lights


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Nunavut Arts Branding Award | Arts and Promotion 2012 The Song Tree


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
These jewellers turned a tiny space in Iqaluit into a warm home for innovative Inuit design January 2017

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October 31, 2017 Created By: Lera Kotsyuba