Yvo Samgushak, a ceramist from Rankin Inlet (Kangiqliniq; ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ), Nunavut, at work on a new piece, 1966. | "Born in the forties [without speech or hearing], Yvo Samgushak is the resident elder of the Matchbox Gallery's ceramics program. Yvo along with his brother in law Laurent Aksadjuak, were the first instructors in ceramics when the Matchbox created its ceramics program in the late eighties. [...] Samgushak has become preoccupied, artistically speaking, with using his work to document a time that is fast disappearing. He wants the world to remember the times when Inuit were themselves, and used their ingenuity, strength and courage to shape a course for their survival." From Samgushak's Matchbox Gallery website bio. | Hudson's Bay Company Archives | #HBCArchives#HudsonsBayCompany#art#ceramics#ceramicist#ceramicsculpture#ceramicsart#MatchboxGallery#RankinInlet#Nunavut#InuitArt#vintagephoto#1960s
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Terry Ryan- who was the art adviser and general manager of West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative for almost 50 years. He was named to the Order of Canada in 1983 and won Governor General's award in 2010 for his contribution to Canadian and Inuit art. (Pictured here with Kenojuak Ashevak) 🇨🇦 #canadianart#inuitart
Looty Pijamini is a very well known artist in Nunavut-I found him outside working on a beautiful fish carving that will be part of a bigger display in Iqaluit's new airport. #baffinisland#Inuitart#iqaluit
For the second year, our gift shop is featuring a wide selection of Cape Dorset Fine Art prints, including this outstanding print by Tim Pitsiulak. Come by and check them out! (Pictured: "Ancient Walrus Skull", 2016, etching and aquatint)
I know I just posted a picture of a carving... But I just picked up this today from Daniel Shimout - described as a Merman, a traditional style of Carving that Daniel actually is famous for- you can find similar pieces online by searching his name. The detail on the face is amazing. I had to share it! Wow.
Ningiukulu Teevee’s graphic drawings explore the relationship between abstraction and representation, particularly the interplay of patterns found in nature. Her work takes inspiration from traditional stories as well as the changes she sees around her in contemporary Cape Dorset. The exhibition is currently at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the guide is available at both our shop locations!