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March 2017

Inuit Art Quarterly Shortlisted for Canadian Magazine Award

By | News

The Inuit Art Quarterly has been shortlisted for Best Magazine, Literature and Art in the 2017 Canadian Magazine Awards.

The nomination, announced March 30, 2017, recognizes excellence in publishing in the arts and literature, including poetry. This is the inaugural year for the Canadian Magazine Awards presented by Magazines Canada. This is also the IAQ’s first nomination for a ‘Best Magazine’ award in its thirty year history. Read More

Remembering Kellypalik Qimirpik

By | Tribute

The Inuit Art Quarterly was sad to learn that Kinngait (Cape Dorset) sculptor Kellypalik Qimirpik (1948–2017) passed away earlier this year. He first learned to carve from his brother Allashua Atsiaq in his teens and began carving seriously in his twenties. He preferred to depict Arctic animals and carved polar bears, seals and walruses to appeal to the wider art market.
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Update on the Inuit Film and Video Archives

By | News

The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) announced earlier in March that significant progress has been made on the Inuit Film and Video Archives (IFVA), which was established to preserve and make accessible the significant collection of historic video and film that the IBC holds. The IBC produces award winning television programming by Inuit, for Inuit, supporting and celebrating Inuit cultural identity and practices. The IBC has collected over 40 years of film that includes an estimated 9000 hours of footage, which the IFVA archivists are working to digitally preserve, make accessible and physically protect. The process of digitization began a few years ago with some tapes being sent to Ottawa to be converted and others remaining in Nunavut. Digitization is costly and time-consuming but is important to preserving the legacy and impact of the IBC.
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