Cape Dorset
Inuit Sculpture

bird, by Ashevak Adla
Mappala Adla
Bird, by Sukkualuk Akesuk
Sukkualuk Akesuk
Man Holding the World, by Mathewsie Ashevak
Mathewsie Ashevak
Transformation (Winged Spirit), by Kaka Ashoona
Kaka Ashoona
Taleelayu, by Kiugak Ashoona
Kiugak Ashoona
Hooded Inuk, by Mayoreak Ashoona
Mayoreak Ashoona
Seal Transformation, by Ningeosiak Ashoona
Ningeosiak Ashoona
Bear, by Noo Atsiaq
Noo Atsiaq
Untitled (Bird), by Eyevalook
Pits Kopikualuk
Joanasie Manning
Spirit Bird, by Tukiki Manumee
Tukiki Manumee
Dancing Bear
Adamie Mathewsie
Johnnysa Mathewsie
Owl/Woman, by Kavavau Munamee
Kavavau Munamee
Taqialuq Nuna
Mask, by Kaki Nungusuninuq
Kaki Nungusuninuq
Loon, by Sheokjuk Oqutaq
Sheokjuk Oqutaq
Woman and Child, by Omaluk Oshoochiak
Omaluk Oshoochiak
Untitled (relief), by Annie Ainauk Parr
Annie Ainauk Parr
Eagle, by Kakee Peter
Kakee Peter
Mask, by Kooyoo Peter
Kooyoo Peter
Bear, by Jimmy Petooloosie
Jimmy Petooloosie
Priest, by Arnakadlak Pootoogook
Arnakadlak Pootoogook
Kananginak Pootoogook
Spirit, by See (Cee) Pootoogook
See (Cee) Pootoogook
Bird Spirit, by Booku Pudlat
Booku Pudlat
Owl, by Sam Qiatsuq
Sam Qiatsuq
Owl, by Palaya Qiatsuq
Palaya Qiatsuq
Man Bird
Kellypalik Qimirpik
Dancing Bear
Juani Ragee
Dancing Bear, by Siutiapik Ragee
Siutiapik Ragee
Dancing Bear, by Siutiapik Ragee
Turaq Ragee
Bird, by Qiatsuq Ragee
Qiatsuq Ragee
Walking Bear, by Johnny Saggiatok
Johnny Saggiatok
Dancing Bear, by Pauta Saila
Pauta Saila
Dancing Walrus, by Alariaq Shaa
Alariaq Shaa
Qavavau Shaa
Drumdancer, by Alashua Sharky
Alashua Sharky
Man on Braxo, by Napachie Sharky
Napachie Sharky
Animals, by Toonoo Sharky
Toonoo Sharky
Dancing Polar Bear, by Simeonie Abraham
Abraham Simeonie
Drum Dancer, by Quvianatuliak Takpaungai
Quvianatuliak Takpaungai
Head Spirit, by  Johnnybo Tapaungai
Johnnybo Tapaungai
Owl, by Pauloosie Taqiasuk
Pauloosie Taqiasuk
Bird, by Nujalea Tunnillie
Ashevak Tunnillie
Torso, by Oviloo Tunnillie
Oviloo Tunnillie
Walking Polar Bear, by an artist unknowm
Unknown Artist
Face, by an artist unknowm
Unknown Artist


Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset is an Inuit hamlet located on Dorset Island near Foxe Peninsula at the southern tip of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The Inuktitut name of the village means "high mountains".

Since the 1950s, Cape Dorset, which calls itself the "Capital of Inuit Art" has been a centre for drawing, printmaking, and carving. Even today, printmaking and carving are the community's main economic activities. Each year, Kinngait Studios issues an annual print collection. Cape Dorset has been hailed as the most artistic community in Canada, with some 22% of the labour force employed in the arts.

Between the years of 1959 and 1974, Cape Dorset artists produced more than 48,000 prints. Well-known artists of Cape Dorset include Pudlo Pudlat and Kenojuak Ashevak. Ashevak's drawings of owls have appeared on Canadian stamps as well as a Canadian quarter. Inuit photographer and author Peter Pitseolak spent several years of his life living in Cape Dorset.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.