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Kablusiak Longlisted for the Sobey Award

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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.

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Bart Hanna Kappianaq Unveils Sculpture at Parliament Hill

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Renowned Iglulik-based sculptor Bart Hanna Kappianaq unveiled a high relief, sculptural tympanum titled Sedna with Friends (2019), featuring the central figure of Sedna surrounded by a walrus, whale and narwhal on the rippling Arctic waters, at the Canadian Parliament Complex in Ottawa, ON coinciding with the 20th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of Nunavut.

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Collaborative Installation Debuts at Nuit Blanche

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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.

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Prime Minister Apologizes for Historic Mistreatment of Tuberculosis Patients

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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.

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The City of Ottawa Art Collection Acquires New Works

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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.

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