“The production of Northwest Coast robes has evolved through several distinct styles. The oldest known weaving style is Ravenstail, followed by the more intricate Chilkat or Naxiin style and finally by a more easily produced vestment known as the button robe, which is not woven but uses appliqué techniques…. Among the Coast Salish peoples in the southern part of British Columbia, there was also a weaving tradition in wool that was used to produce elaborately woven mats and wall panels on a large scale; later, the Salish created sweaters that became world renowned.”
Excerpt from Manawa—Pacific Heartbeat
March 14 - April 4, 2015
'Keewatin Women in Stone' celebrates the lives of two very different Nunavut artists from the Keewatin region north-west of the Hudsons Bay. Camille Iquilq (1963-2005) and Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok (1934-2012) are representative of two generations and very different upbringings. Lucy was born on the land and experienced the nomadic and traditional way of life before settling in Arviat, whereas Camille was born and raised within the relative comfort of the community of Baker Lake. The collection is a selection of at least 30 stone sculptures from each artist, with pieces ranging from the early 1990s forward. The exhibition contrasts their individual styles yet highlights the same shared values with relationships and the strong bonds within the family.
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