5 highlights from the Inuit art collection en route to Winnipeg
After years of storage, artifacts destined for new Inuit Art Centre
After years of being in storage at Yellowknife's Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, more than 8,000 Inuit artifacts are headed to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Many of the items are destined for the Gallery's new Inuit Art Centre.
- Manitoba announces $15M for Inuit Art Centre at Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Inuit artifacts to be put on display in Winnipeg Art Gallery
Here are five highlights from the collection heading to Winnipeg:
Sculpture — Luke Airut, Igloolik
This sculpture was created by Luke Airut in Igloolik in the 1990s. It shows an Inuit man fighting off a rabid dog. The sculpture was created using soapstone and the dog's teeth are made of ivory. It was created a for a travelling circumpolar exhibit, called 'Arts in the Arctic'.
Tapestry — Marion Tuu'luq, Baker Lake
This tapestry is from Baker Lake, Nunavut and was created by Marion Tuu'luq in 1974.
Bowls — Unknown artist
When and where these small bowls were created is unknown. They were made using sinew. The sinew was braided together and then each braid was layered on top of each other to create the bowl shape. Seal teeth and dried berries adorn the sides.
Prints — Eegyvudluk Pootoogook, Cape Dorset
These two prints were created by Cape Dorset artist Eegyvudluk Pootoogook in 1979.
Sealskin stencil — Unknown artist
The origin of this stencil is unknown, but it was created using sealskin.