Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Shaman Playing With Her People (1983) Framed


Documented #42 in Catalogue VITAL VISION - Drawings by Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik by Marion E.Jackson & David F.Pelly published by Gallery of Windsor 1986

Exhibition Itinerary …

Feb 23 - Mar 30, 1986 Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

May 10 - Jun 8, 1986 Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Oct 10 - Nov 5, 1986 Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario

Feb 15 - Mar 15, 1987 McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario

Jun 20 - Aug 23, 1987 The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik

Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik


Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1934- )

Ruth was born near the Kazan River and came to Baker Lake as a baby with her adoptive parents, Elizabeth and Thomas Tapatai. She is married to Hugh Tulurialik, who operates an outfitting business in Baker Lake. They have three children. Both Ruth and Hugh are singers and musicians and together they travel extensively in the north to perform at various communities. Ruth began drawing in the mid-60s under the guidance of Jessie Oonark. Her drawings usually depict everyday life scenes on the land and subjects taken from her vast knowledge of traditional stories and legends.