New Acquisitions: Drawings from the Kivalliq
Take a look into the museum’s collecting practices by seeing some of the museum’s most recently acquired works: drawings by Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok of Arviat and Ruth Annaqtuusi of Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake). Visitors are invited to consider why the works have been selected for the museum’s permanent collection and provide their own curatorial assessments.
Using medium as a starting point, this exhibition explores works produced in the Nunavut community of Sanikiluaq. As a small, island community with close cultural ties to Nunavik, artistic expression in Sanikiluaq takes on a variety of subjects using both argillite and the revived tradition of basketmaking.
The Matchbox Gallery: A Retrospective
Celebrating the unique legacy of long-running Matchbox Gallery in Kangirqliniq (Rankin Inlet), this exhibition looks at the wide range of artistic production from one studio. Most well known for being the only active ceramics-producing studio in the North, the Matchbox Gallery’s artists also produce two-dimensional works on paper. Both art forms are influenced by the studio’s particular collaborative approach, a facet of the work that is rarely explored in depth.
Opens April 10, 2014