Helen Rose

Photo: Helen Kaloon
Helen Rose



Artistic Community:

Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), 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.


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.



Helen Rose Kaloon is a textile artist born in 1959 in Kugluktuk, NU and currently resides in Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven), NU. Predominantly known for her wall hangings and tapestries, she is also involved in clothing and doll production. Her tapestries explore various themes of Inuit traditions, such as oral traditions, fishing, hunting and clothing production. Figures in Kaloon’s tapestries are often depicted in elaborately decorated clothing. Kaloon has been an active mentor in the artistic community and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Inuit Art Foundation.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Reconciliation Expressed in Art: Nattilik Heritage Society Draw on Residential Experiences Through Art 2015 Dana Bowen
Inuit Art Foundation Rises from its Death-bed: Things Are Going to Resume as Quickly as Possible 2012 Samantha Dawson
Inuit Art Foundation Reborn: Beloved magazine produced by non-profit to start again 2012 Nicole Garbutt


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
The Nunavut Arts Festival 2016
WAG Annual Fashion Show "What to Wear this Winter 2015 Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Nunavut Arts Festival 2014


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Inuit Art Foundation Board of Directors 2013-2017 Inuit Art Foundation

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January 30, 2018 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 12, 2017 Created by: Andrea Lemieux