Credit: Courtesy Camille Usher


bone, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Rigolet, NL

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.




Derrick Pottle is an Inuk from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, and is proud to maintain his Inuit culture by living a traditional lifestyle. He hunts, traps, fishes and is experienced in long-distance travel on snowmobile in the North. Pottle still harvests and cleans caribou, seal, polar bear, fox and wolf hides in the traditional Inuit way. Sealskin boots, caribou coats, igloos and tents—that's Derrick Pottle. Nunatsiavut gives him everything he needs, and he loves it.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Inuit lifestyle film picked up by National Geographic Oct 17, 2018 Thom Barker
The Beauty of Inuit Life in "Keeper of the Flame" February 7, 2018 Jam
Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village November 25, 2017 Livia Albeck-Ripka


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Feb 16 - May 20, 2019 Mackenzie Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut May 26 - Oct 14, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Jun 17 - Sept 10, 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Keeper of the Flame 2018 Main Subject
Attutauniujuk Nunami: Lament for the Land 2014 Consultant

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canada Council Art Bank Ottawa, ON, Canada

Edit History

January 18, 2018 Updated By: Lera Kotsyuba
September 12, 2017 Created by: Derrick Pottle Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation