Photo: Joanasie Manning
Credit: Courtesy of IAF



Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU



Date of Birth:

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06 June 1967

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.



Joanasie Manning is a carver from Kinngait, NU. Inspired by the work of his grandfather, Osuitok Ipeelee (1922-2005), RCA, Manning carves wildlife in stone and bone. Manning uses a combination of power and hand tools to create his work. A full-time artist since 1987, Manning is currently working to develop his owl series, birds in an array of stone either in a group with hatchlings, or individually. His work has been in exhibitions nationally, and is held in the collections of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, England, and the Galerie Art Inuit Brousseau in Quebec City.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Cape Dorset Sculpture April 2005 Derek Norton, Nigel Reading
Arktiline kunst 2005 Jean-Loup Rousselot


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Small Treasures Jan - Feb 2017 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
New Beginnings in the Arctic Jun - Jul 2011 Balzac Fine Arts
Birds May - Jun 2011 Canadian Arctic Gallery

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Galerie Art Inuit Brousseau Quebec City, QC, Canada
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge, England
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Philadelphia, PA, United States

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March 20, 2018 Updated by Lera Kotsyuba
January 18, 2018 Created by Yana Rydzevskaya