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.


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.



Tony Curley is a sculptor/carver based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU. He has noted that he has “a natural instinct in my soul” for creating his artwork. Curley has been creating carvings for more than 30 years. He is inspired by Arctic wildlife that live in and around his northern community, and primarily creates carvings of animals such as bears and birds. Curley often carves with marble or serpentine; a firm, green, brown or black metamorphic rock from the lower region of Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island). His artwork has been exhibited in Canada and internationally within the United States, Germany and Switzerland.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Small Treasures Jan 2012 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Birds May - June 2011 Canadian Arctic Gallery
Small Treasures Jan - Feb 2009 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver