Alberta-based Inuvialuk artist Kablusiak has been named to the 2019 Sobey Award longlist, Canada’s most prestigious award for young artists. They are the first Inuvialuk artist nominated for the prize and are included as part of the Prairies & North catchment.
Inuit musicians Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser, PIQSIQ, Iva and more have boycotted the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns of cultural appropriation in the work of Edmonton-based nominee Cikwes, who incorporates throat singing within her work.
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.
Renowned artist Elisapee Ishulutaq, OC passed away on December 8, 2018 in Panniqtuq (Pangnirtung), NU at the age of ninety-three. Born in 1925 at Kagiqtuqjuaq, a camp on Cumberland Sound, Ishulutaq lived a traditional life on the land until around 1970 when she and her family move to Panniqtuq.
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.