Friday, October 8, 2010 | Categories: Shift
As part of our project Shift, we have a documentary about how changes are being reflected in the art produced in the Arctic ... particularly the iconic art of the Cape Dorset stone cut prints. The small community of Cape Dorset has produced world class artists for 50 years. They brought a raw description of the life of the Inuit, as well as the animals and spirits of the Arctic.
Now, the themes and styles are changing. And not everyone is happy about it. Peter Sheldon is a CBC reporter in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He has been documenting those changes at the West Baffin Co-op in Cape Dorset. His documentary is called, Etched in Stone.