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CURRENTLY SHOWING:

LIFE AND MYTH - CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
Jaco ISHULUTAQ
Inuit Sculpture
November 19 to December 19, 2015

***Extended until February 13, 2016***

Jaco Ishulutaq is a master carver from Pangnirtung, whose creations depict real locations and events related to the community's history and his personal life. He has learned most of his techniques while watching his grandfather carve. The artist is also known for creating graphic works for the archives at the Uqqurmuit Centre, based on his grandfather’s stories. When it comes to carving, his skills and talent have made him equally comfortable working with many different materials such as deer antlers, ivory, whale bones and steatite. Today, Jaco Ishulutaq is one of the most prolific artists in Pangnirtung and has been able to make a living from his art. His artworks are highly sought after and are exhibited in major international art galleries.

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CURRENTLY SHOWING :

2015 CAPE DORSET ANNUAL PRINT COLLECTION
EXHIBITION AND SALE
FROM OCTOBER 17 TO NOVEMBER 14 2015

SAIMAIYU AKESUK
KUDLUAJUK ASHOONA
SHUVINAI ASHOONA
ETTUSA KINGWATSIAQ
QAVAVAU MANUMIE
OHOTAQ MIKKIGAK
CEE POOTOOGOOK
MALAIJA POOTOOGOOK
PITALOOSIE SAILA
NICOTYE SAMAYUALIE
NINGEOKULUK TEEVEE
PAPIARA TUKIKI

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PAST EXHIBITION:

NEON, MATERIALS HIGHLIGHTED
Contemporary Fine Crafts
From November 5 to December 5, 2015

Exhibition which puts forth contemporary fine crafts presenting the work of 18 professional and emerging artists/artisans from various disciplines around a common theme: neon.

The exhibition will bring together twenty-five works by eighteen artists: Andrée BÉLANGER, Sophie BÉLANGER, Gina BOUCHARD, Brigitte DAHAN, Émilie DELL'ANIELLO, Dave FORTIN, Nicole GAUVIN, Anne-Marie GROULX, Maria Teresa HINCAPIE, Cindy LABRECQUE, Diane LEFEBVRE, Véronique LOUPPE, Léa MERCANTE, Sabine POUQUET, Mathieu ROY, Serena SCIARRINI, Jean-Simon TROTTIER and Ute WOLFF.

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DISCOVER the artworks created by many contemporary Inuit artists and First Nations artists and Fine Craft artists and artisans at the Gallery.

>>> Surprising, unique and handmade art pieces.

COME AND VISIT the Permanent Exhibition upstairs and explore the fascinating world of Inuit and First Nations cultures, through sculptures, prints and artefacts drawn from the Guild's permanent collection of art pieces, dating from the early 1900's to the present day.

Have a pleasant visit!



DRAWINGS: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES BY
CAPE DORSET ARTISTS
FROM NOVEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 28, 2013


It is little known that drawings have held a rather unique place in the Inuit art market. For a number of years they were stored as records of a vanishing way of life and held as “image banks” for the print programme. Only recently did they become objects of exhibition. Details
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Our gallery features works by more than three hundred Inuit, First Nations and contemporary Fine Craft artists.

Please visit our permanent collection of inuit and first nations art. It holds more than 250 sculptures, prints and artefacts.

Consult our exhibition calendar. Détails


DRAWINGS: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES BY
CAPE DORSET ARTISTS
FROM NOVEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 28, 2013


It is little known that drawings have held a rather unique place in the Inuit art market. For a number of years they were stored as records of a vanishing way of life and held as “image banks” for the print programme. Only recently did they become objects of exhibition. Details
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ÉRIC TARDIF, SCULPTOR
“SEVEN AGES, SEVEN IMPRINTS OF LIFE”
FROM OCTOBER 31 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Opening: Saturday November 2nd at 2 p.m.
The artist will be present

Much like the seven ages of life, Éric Tardif’s artworks tackle the stages of life, one by one, from birth to death. Each sculpture reveals itself like each life stage, comprised of knowledge, questioning, and the specificity of an accomplishment, all the while drawing out the notion of a new transformation in the making. Details
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Our gallery features works by more than three hundred Inuit, First Nations and contemporary Fine Craft artists.

Please visit our permanent collection of inuit and first nations art. It holds more than 250 sculptures, prints and artefacts.

Consult our exhibition calendar. Détails



ÉRIC TARDIF, SCULPTOR
“SEVEN AGES, SEVEN IMPRINTS OF LIFE”
FROM OCTOBER 31 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Opening: Saturday November 2nd at 2 p.m.
The artist will be present

Much like the seven ages of life, Éric Tardif’s artworks tackle the stages of life, one by one, from birth to death. Each sculpture reveals itself like each life stage, comprised of knowledge, questioning, and the specificity of an accomplishment, all the while drawing out the notion of a new transformation in the making. Details
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Our gallery features works by more than three hundred Inuit, First Nations and contemporary Fine Craft artists.

Please visit our permanent collection of inuit and first nations art. It holds more than 250 sculptures, prints and artefacts.

Consult our exhibition calendar. Détails



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