Credit: Veronica Flowers



Artistic Community:

Hopedale, 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.




Vanessa Flowers is a seamstress and artisan from Hopedale, NL. When she was fifteen, Flowers began attending a local sewing group accompanied by her grandmother Andrea Flowers and family friend Sarah Jensen. Both are avid seamstresses and craft producers, and, with their assistance, Flowers began to learn step by step how to make slippers. She mostly makes slippers, but also enjoys making dolls, sealskin boots and smaller scale objects for keychains.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Hopedale beadworker gets biggest order yet — and it's from the British Museum May 4, 2020 CBC News
Generations in the Stitch: Craftsmanship Passed from One Hand to Another December 2018 Vanessa Flowers
Don't share smokes: Nunatsiavut awareness campaign ahead of World Tuberculosis Day March 22, 2017


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Feb 16 - May 20, 2019 Mackenzie Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut May 26 - Oct 14, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Jun 17 - Sept 10, 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Electoral District Scholarship Recepient 2013 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Governor General's Academic Medal 2013 Governor General of Canada

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Heather Igloliorte Edited by: Inuit Art Foundation