The Inuit Art Quarterly is thrilled to share that Iqaluit, NU-based artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is the recipient of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award. Williamson Bathory is an established multi-disciplinary artist whose practice centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance) and also includes acting, curating, drum-dancing, music and writing. Read More
“There is this Inuk teaching, the more you give the more you get. So if I’m gifted seal flippers, I’ll give a pair of earrings to the huntress or hunter that gave them to me. It’s an exchange and it just keeps giving me more and more.”
On Thursday, May 31, 2018 Inuit Art Quarterly staff met with Martha Kyak during Indigenous Fashion Week in Toronto. They discussed what being part of Indigenous Fashion Week means to Martha and how her sought-after sealskin necklace came to be.
In a ceremony today, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada’s first and oldest civic art gallery, broke ground on its Inuit Art Centre. Slated for opening in 2020, in conjunction with Manitoba’s 150th birthday, the 40,000-sqft, four-storey Centre will bring to view the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. Read More
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has named Toronto, ON-based critic and curator Sarah Milroy as its new Chief Curator. “I have been working for some years now with this problem of how to make Canadian art history relevant and fresh for contemporary audiences,” explained the recently appointed Milroy.