A brief history of Kinngait printmaking

The world-renowned Kinngait Studios has welcomed experimentation and innovation in printmaking for over six decades. Many may be familiar with the story of its infancy, featuring Southern artist James Houston and his wife Alma, who were sent North by the Canadian government in the 1950s to establish an arts and crafts program in Kinngait. But the stars of this story … Read More

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 It’s a term that has been out of date since 1980 when the name “Inuit” (meaning “people” in Inuktitut) was recognized by the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) to denote Inuit … Read More

60/60: Sixty Years of printmaking in the Kinngait Studios

In celebration of the Kinngait Studios’ 60th anniversary, this exhibition features an unbelievable collection of Cape Dorset prints—one from each year since the studios’ inception. The graphics chosen acknowledge the many artists who passed through the studios over six decades, highlighting their innovations in style, technique, scale, printmaking type, and subject matter. Formally established in 1959, the studios have welcomed … Read More

CHASING GEESE INTO PENS

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Kiakshuk
Cape Dorset 1964
Released in the 2012 Spring collection
Stonecut & Stencil
24 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.

Champagne & Shortbread

On December 2nd we held our annual show of small sculptures, Small Sculptures by Great Artists, alongside Antler, Bone, Stone: Recent Sculpture from Igloolik. In these two exhibitions, small-scale works of art from master carvers such as Bart Hanna, Toonoo Sharky, and Kiakshuk, to name a few, are stunning. To celebrate the opening and the upcoming holidays, we themed the … Read More

FAMILY SCENE

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FAMILY SCENE

Kiakshuk
Cape Dorset 1963
Etching 12 1/2 x 18 in.

UNTITLED

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UNTITLED

Kiakshuk
Cape Dorset 1962
Engraving 12 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.

CARIBOU HUNTING

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CARIBOU HUNTING

Kiakshuk
Cape Dorset 1963
Engraving 12 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.

COMPOSITION

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COMPOSITION

Kiakshuk
Cape Dorset 1960/65
Pencil 18 x 22 1/2 in.

COMPOSITION

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COMPOSITION

Kiakshuk
Cape Dorset 1960/65
Pencil 18 x 23 in.

COMPOSITION

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COMPOSITION

Kiakshuk
Cape Dorset 1960/65
Pencil 18 x 22 1/4 in.