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IAF Celebrates Nunavut Day

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Happy Nunavut Day! In honour of the 25th anniversary of the land claims agreement that initiated the establishment of the territory, we’re celebrating by bringing you a selection of work by artists from Nunavut including Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril, Tim Pitsiulak, Jesse Tungilik, Andrew Qappik, Jessie Oonark, Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, Kenojuak Ashevak and Hinaani Design.

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Flashback: Jessie Oonark

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In the study of art, a seam in time can sometimes unexpectedly open, spilling a packet of the past. All the spark and vitality of a moment long passed has somehow been saved and can now be relived afresh. Such was the experience of eighty-two-year-old, New York-based writer and educator Richard Lewis, who was quietly performing that most monotonous of domestic chores—cleaning his basement—when he came across a manila envelope containing a blast from his past. Inside were 27 pristine drawings on coloured card stock, the work of the Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake), NU, artist Jessie Oonark, OC, RCA (1906–1985), drawings made with coloured pens when the artist was in her prime, in the late 1960s. Read More

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