Marie Bouchard talks about The Bouchard Collection

In 1986, Marie Bouchard and her husband, Jim McLeod, moved to Baker Lake from Winnipeg. By the late 1980s, the first generation textile artists – including Marion Tuu’luq, Ruth Qaulluaryuk, Elizabeth Angrnaqquaq and Mary Kuutsiq – lacked the necessary supplies and support to create work. Over the next decade, Bouchard provided encouragement, supplies, financial support and marketing assistance, resulting in … Read More

The Bouchard Collection: Wall-hangings from Baker Lake

Exhibition opened April 14, 2012 In 1985, Marie Bouchard completed research in Baker Lake for her collaboration on a major retrospective of the work of noted graphic artist, Jessie Oonark.  This research led Marie to an awareness of the superb tradition of the creation of wall hangings which, in Baker Lake, stemmed back to the 1960’s.  In 1986, Marie Bouchard … Read More