The Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit, NU, the Territory’s only museum, announced recently that Jessica Kotierk has been hired as the Manager and Curator.
Ottawa-based artist and curator Jocelyn Piirainen has joined the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba as the inaugural Assistant Curator of Inuit Art. Piirainen is the first Inuk in Canada to hold a lead curatorial position at a provincial museum and will be involved with both curating Inuit art as well as working alongside the WAG education teams.
Included as part of this year’s Nuit Blanche in Montreal, QC, the a multimedia installation piece “Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires” by Jesse Tungilik, Jason Sikoak, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Darcie Bernhardt, Tom McLeod, Glenn Gear and Caroline Monnet took over the FOFA Gallery courtyard at Concordia University to explore themes of memory, tradition and urban life.
Accompanying the historic apology from the federal government for the treatment of Inuit across Inuit Nunangat evacuated from their communities in the North during the mid-twentieth century for tuberculosis treatment, we revisit the carvings produced during patient stays in southern sanitariums that provide an invaluable record of this chapter of Canadian history in stone.
Over 750 contemporary sculptures, 120 works on paper and 25 examples of historical material by Inuit artists from across the North were donated to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC by the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess.
The Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU graphic artist is the first Inuk recipient of the prestigious $50,000 prize and solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Barry Pottle, Katherine Takpannie and Annie Pootoogook (1961-2016) are among the artists included in the City of Ottawa Art Collection’s recent acquisition. The four photographs by Pottle, three drawings by Pootoogook and three images by Takpannie purchased will be featured the exhibition Kaleidoscope: 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection at the City Hall Art Gallery from December 6, 2018 to January 30, 2019.
Running from October 17 to 21 in Toronto, ON, this edition annual all-Indigenous imagineNATIVE festival includes feature length films by familiar faces such as Lucy Tulugarjuk and Zacharias Kunuk alongside VR, digital works and exhibitions by artists and filmmakers from Sápmi to Greenland. From fantasy and adventure to experimental film, music video and documentaries, we’ve rounded up the best offerings from the Circumpolar North across the five-day festival.
The 34 piece 59th annual Cape Dorset Print Collection has been released by Dorset Fine Arts and Kinngait Studios in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, featuring prints by Saimaiyu Akesuk, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Malaija Pootoogook, Cee Pootoogook, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Pauojoungie Saggiak, Pitaloosie Saila, Axangayuk Shaa, Padloo Samayualie, Ningiukulu Teevee and Papiara Tukiki.