In late 2015, beloved artist Jutai Toonoo passed away at his home in Cape Dorset.We commemorated his life and work on March 5th with a special retrospective exhibition. Family from Cape Dorset, Iqaluit and Ottawa, along with friends and admirers of the artist attended the event at Feheley Fine Arts.
Surrounded by a large body of Jutai’s work spanning the past 16 years, the reception included speakers and a video tribute. Speakers included Pat Feheley, curator Nancy Campbell, collector Tom Maunder, William Huffman of Dorset Fine Arts, Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, family friend Kuzy Curley and son Maatiusi Sr. Manning.
His passing is a great loss to the Inuit art community and we will miss his dearly.