Ulukhaktok – Ready for its Revival.

By Pat Feheley March 2019 We flew into Ulukhaktok  with a mixture of excitement and uncertainty. What were we going to find in this small, isolated Inuit settlement in the northwestern part of the Canadian Arctic? What awaited us in Ulukhaktok? Known then as Holman Island, Ulukhatok used to be a thriving printmaking centre from the early 1960s through till … Read More

Inuit Art Renaissance

It’s not every day that you wake up to the front page of the Arts section of the Globe & Mail and come upon a three-page feature story on the resurgence of Inuit art. Clearly, we’re at a crossroads in the history of Inuit, with a new generation of artists, new approaches and subject matter that distinguishes it from the … Read More

Revitalizing Ulukhaktok’s Graphic Arts

Back in 1961, the community of Ulukhaktok (formerly Holman) began producing art. While the effort lasted almost four decades, it unfortunately served as a cautionary tale about what happens when strings are being pulled from outside the community, without sufficient local involvement. Instead of focusing on the development of the artistic talent that was clearly present, the push was to … Read More

Shuvinai’s Star Continues to Rise

How does an internationally recognized star remain so humble? There’s no question – Shuvinai Ashoona has broken through the ranks of contemporary art to emerge as a genuine star, not just among Inuit or Canadian artists, but on the international stage. We couldn’t be more delighted for her. To watch Shuvinai at the opening of her “We End Up Dreaming” … Read More

First Arts Announcement

A new company with the objective of expanding public awareness and engagement with Inuit and First Nations Art. Feheley Fine Arts is pleased to announce the creation of First Arts, the culmination of a shared effort by four of Canada’s most knowledgeable and internationally respected specialists in the fields of Inuit & First Nations art. Patricia Feheley is joined in this … Read More

Kiviuq Returns: With Shuvinai Ashoona in Attendance

In front of a packed house that included Shuvinai Ashoona, the Qaggiq Collective performed its riveting performance, Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic. Directed by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, the play itself is a magical and powerful combination of music, drumming, dance and storytelling. Despite the fact that the performance is entirely in Inuktitut without surtitles, the audience was enraptured and breathlessly … Read More

Artist Talk: Anna Gaby-Trotz

October was a very busy month for us here at Feheley Fine Arts, with the release of the 2018 Cape Dorset Print Collection, our very successful Quvianaqtuk Pudlat: Drawings show and Art Toronto. The evening of October 18th, though, was something special – a memorable night for all who attended. We were so pleased to host Anna Gaby-Trotz, artist and … Read More

Art Toronto – New Art. New Collectors. New Vibe.

The art community comes together.   This year’s installment of Art Toronto had a very different vibe. If you attend the show year after year, as we all do, it’s such a whirl that the years tend to blur together. That’s partly because of the sheer work involved in installing and reinstalling the booth every day. One look at the … Read More

Quvianaqtuq Pudlat – An Emerging Talent

His story is almost as compelling as his art. Quvianaqtuq Pudlat – Quvi to his friends – has broken through with his drawings and prints. And Inuit art lovers have certainly taken notice. Quvi’s talent and craft are on display in his striking compositions and impeccable drawing skills. What’s equally remarkable for a new graphic artist is that he’s only … Read More

Art Toronto – October 26-29, 2018

Contemporary art or Inuit art? As Canada’s premier international contemporary and modern art fair, Art Toronto has become appointment viewing for art enthusiasts since its inception in the year 2000. With more than 100 exhibitors, the show offers up a diverse range of styles from galleries, cultural institutions and individual artists around the world. Most notably, this is the art … Read More