“The Arctic is home to a vast number of bird species, some of which live in the far north year round and others that migrate with the changing of the seasons. Inuit have an intimate knowledge and understanding of these Arctic birds, and no other subject in Inuit graphic art has been interpreted with such imagination and diversity.”
Features images by: Kenojuak Ashevak, Kananginak Pootoogook, Pudlo Pudlat, Sheojuk Etidlooie, Mary Pudlat, Arnaqu Ashevak, Kavavaow Mannomee, Innukjuakjuk Pudlat, and Kakulu Saggiaktok.
Cape Dorset, also known as Kinngait (pronounced “King-ite”) for its high, rolling hills, is a thriving Inuit community on the southwest coast of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut. The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was formed and incorporated there in 1959. The Kinngait Studios, which house the co-operative’s graphic arts program, are the longest continually running print studios in Canada. The studios are internationally renowned for excellence and innovation in Inuit graphic art.
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