What’s the difference between “Inuit” and “Eskimo?”

You’ve likely heard the name “Eskimo” used to refer to Inuit and their culture, whether by your grandparents, parents, or maybe even a friend who grew up outside of Canada. It’s a term that has been out of date since 1980 when the name “Inuit” (meaning “people” in Inuktitut) was recognized by the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) to denote Inuit … Read More

Bill Nasogaluak’s Shapeshifter

The gallery was thrilled to kick off 2020 with something different: an exhibition of thought-provoking sculpture by Tuktoyaktuk-born artist, Bill Nasogaluak. Shapeshifter was Nasogaluak’s first solo exhibition at Feheley Fine Arts and a successful one at that, with many pieces going to private collectors across North America and four works up for acquisition at two of Canada’s most prestigious fine … Read More

Feheley Fine Arts in Collaboration with TrépanierBaer Gallery

Feheley Fine Arts and TrépanierBaer Gallery are delighted to announce a new reciprocal collaboration. The two galleries’ inaugural exhibition will be Discovering Oscar Cahén (1916-1956) opening April 2 through to May 10, 2020 at Centre Space, located inside Feheley Fine Arts proper at 65 George Street in Toronto. The art and story of artist Oscar Cahén is remarkable. Born in … Read More

My Personal Cultural Moment of the Year – OPINION

December 2019 By Joel Sears, Feheley Writer I grew up with a Kenojuak lithograph hanging on the wall. It’s still there in my mother’s dining room. But I never fully appreciated the subtle power of Inuit art until I started working with Pat Feheley. It has been a real joy to be able to see this art through Pat’s eyes … Read More

60/60 Reflections Video

60/60: Celebrating sixty years of printmaking in Cape Dorset December 2019 The 60/60 exhibition featured a print for each of the 60 Kinngait Studios (formerly Cape Dorset) annual print collection. The show didn’t only assemble a historic cross-section of milestones in the history of Inuit art. It also gave us a chance to capture Pat Feheley’s perspectives on the changes … Read More

Toronto Biennial Patrons Learn About 60 Years of Cape Dorset Printmaking

This month, Feheley Fine Arts was thrilled to host patrons of the Toronto Biennial for an art talk centred around printmaking in Cape Dorset. To set the scene, Pat began the talk in Centre Space in front of Shuvinai Ashoona’s monumental drawing of Kinngait showing audience members where Canada’s longest continually running printmaking studio is located. An overview of Cape … Read More

Our Twentieth Year at Art Toronto!

Art Toronto 2019 was one of Feheley’s most exciting yet! This year marked the fair’s twentieth anniversary and our own as an exhibitor, as we were recognized as one of six galleries that have participated since the fair’s inception in 1999. With excitement, we introduced work by two new artists at the fair. Labrador-based sculptor Michael Massie was one of … Read More

Welcome Michael Massie

Feheley Fine Arts is thrilled to announce the exclusive representation of Michael Massie, after many successful years with Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver. This Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL mixed-media artist works from his base in the Town of Stephenville on the west coast of Newfoundland. An incredible silversmith, Massie has achieved international renown for his inventive sculptural works that skillfully … Read More

Every year, the tradition grows.

The release of the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection is a highlight each fall. It showcases a range of work from many of the leading artists working out of the Kinngait Studios. This year was especially notable, marking the collection’s 60th anniversary. Here’s how it works. Every year the Co-op (where the print studio operates) selects a series of the … Read More

“Ways of Seeing” – A night devoted to Inuit art and arctic conservation.

A strong concept makes for a memorable evening. Feheley Fine Arts was the location for a very special event on October 19th in support of the World Wildlife Fund Canada. When the WWF first approached us about serving as a venue for a fundraising event, we were immediately taken with the idea of bringing together arctic conservation with Inuit art. … Read More