bone, sculpture/carving, stone

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.

Kinngait, NU
08 October 1961

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.



Pavinak Petaulassie is a sculptor from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. Petaulassie first learned to carve from his father and local artists in the 1970s. He primarily carves in serpentine, stating a preference for stone over media. Petaulassie’s style is naturalistic, robust and frequently employs the technique of linking multiple individuals together from a single piece of stone. His sculpture School of Fish (2013) is held in the permanent collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, MB.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
The Treasured Monument: An Exhibition of Small-Scale Inuit Sculpture 1993 Marion Scott Gallery


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Small Treasures January 2012 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Flight Across the Tundra April 2011 Balzac Fine Arts
Survival: Staying Alive in a Harsh World December 2010 Images of the North

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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March 21, 2018 Created by: Rebecca Gray