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bone, jewellry, organic materials, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Yellowknife, NT



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.

Tuktoyaktuk, NT
01 September 1963



Derrald Taylor is an Inuvialuit carver and jeweller from Tuktoyaktuk, NT. Taylor is known for flowing, realistic carvings of Arctic wildlife, hunters and drum dancers. Taylor’s major artistic influences include his father Bobby Taylor Pokkiak, Inuk Charlie and Bill Nasogaluak. He has been a regular exhibitor at the Great Northern Arts Festival since 1998 and was selected as the featured artist on posters for the 2002 gathering. Taylor has also appeared as a featured artist in the Inuit Art Quarterly. He is currently based out of Frozen Rock Studio in Yellowknife, NT.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Yellowknife stone-carving studio to offer public workshops January 18, 2018 Kirsten Murphy
Bobby's Legacy Spring 2016 Nathalie Helberg-Harrison
Bringing the Art to Life: 37 Voices from Across the Canadian Arctic: Derrald Taylor Fall/Winter 2004 Inuit Art Foundation


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Adäka Cultural Festival 2016 Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Migration Aug-Sept 2001 Indian and Inuit Art Gallery of the Indian Art Centre, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Festival of the Midnight Sun 2000 Northern United Place

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

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November 28, 2017 Created By: Rebecca Gray