This year’s Cape Dorset collection from Kinngait Studio consists of 32 prints by 11 talented Cape Dorset artists. Our artists this year are: Kenojuak Ashevak, Malaija Pootoogook, Nicotye Samayualie, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Papiara Tukiki, Pitaloosie Saila, Qavavau Manumie, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Siassie Kenneally, and Tim Pitsiulak. This year’s collection of prints offers once again the region’s talented artists transferring everyday life into colourful and even magical moments.
The 2013 Cape Dorset print collection contains 7 prints by Kenojuak Ashevak one of the most prominent Inuit artists of our time who unfortunately passed away earlier this year. Of these 7 prints Kenojuak has signed two of them: “Serpentine Wolf” and “Above and Below” and the remaining were signed posthumously by her daughter Silaqqi Ashevak.
The long respected Ningeokuluk Teevee is offering five delightfully fresh and light images of her favourite subjects, birds and Inuit Legends. This year she charms us with a motherly theme in “Ravens in Amautik”. The veteran artist Tim Pitsiulak offers strong depictions of Arctic animals and folklore. He has said of his work: “I enjoy drawing wildlife because I am a hunter” as evidenced by his detailed “Dominant Caribou”. Qavavau Manumie once again entertains us with one of his antiheroes in the humorous print “Lucky Man”. This time the hero is making off with new found money, although it is most likely counterfeit due to a spelling error on the bill. The collection also welcomes three newcomers: Saimaiyu Akesuk, inspired to draw by Ningeokuluk Teevee and her late grandfather -- L. Akesuk; Siassie Kenneally, who seems to capture the history of both her personal life and artifacts of the land itself; and finally Nicotye Samayualie, with her colourful and uplifting images of local flora and two prints containing a multitude of colourful buttons.Best Regards,