jewellry, textile

Artistic Community:

Makkovik, 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.




Nellie Winters is an established artist who works out of Makkovik, NL. She first learned to sew as a child, when she was taught how to embroider the popular inukuluk designs of Inuit figures. Since then, she has become prolific in a variety of mediums such as garments, textiles, embroidery, jewellery, dolls, grass weaving, and more. Winters’ work has been shown in multiple exhibitions and is collected by museums and private collectors throughout Canada and internationally.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Exhibition to showcase Inuit art from Atlantic Canada September 28, 2019 Mathiew Leiser
Plants in a “Sea of Relationships”: Networks of Plants and Fishing in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut (Labrador, Canada) October 1, 2017 Erica Oberndorfer, Nellie Winters, Carol Gear, Gita Ljubicic, and Jeremy Lundholm
Inuit art exhibit sheds light on the people of Nunatsiavut in Labrador February 13, 2017 Jonah Brunet


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Feb 16 - May 20, 2019 Mackenzie Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Inuit Fine Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut May 26 - Sept 30, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Jun 17 - Sept 10, 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia