Cape Dorset
Inuit Sculpture

Head of a Woman, by Kaka Ashoona
Kaka Ashoona
Bird, by Sukkualuk Akesuk
Sukkualuk Akesuk
Loon, by Ningeokulu Ashoona
Ningeokulu Ashoona
Seal Composition, by Ningeosiak Ashoona
Ningeosiak Ashoona
Standing Bear, 2019
Ottokie Ashoona
Dancing Bear, by Sapa Ashoona
Sapa Ashoona
Bear, by Noo Atsiaq
Noo Atsiaq
Owl/Woman, by Kavavau Munamee
Kavavau Munamee
Taqialuq Nuna
Untitled (Bird), by Eyevalook
Dancing Bear, by Tommy Ezekial
Tommy Ezekiel
Inunshuk, by Kullu Kellypalik
Kullu Kellypalik
Pits Kopikualuk
Akavak Mangitak
Joanasie Manning
Mask, by Kaki Nungusuninuq
Kaki Nungusuninuq
Woman and Child, by Omaluk Oshoochiak
Omaluk Oshoochiak
Hunter and Seal, by Sangani Osuitok
Sangani Osuitok
Untitled (relief), by Annie Ainauk Parr
Annie Ainauk Parr
Inuksuk, by Annie Ainauk Parr
Parr Parr
Dancing Bear, 2019
Isaaci Petaulassie
Pavinak Petaulassie
Eagle, by Kakee Peter
Kakee Peter
Mask, by Kooyoo Peter
Kooyoo Peter
Bear, by Jimmy Petooloosie
Jimmy Petooloosie
Priest, by Arnakadlak Pootoogook
George Pitsiulak
Johnnysa Mathewsie
Man and Qamotik
Jaw Pootoogook
Kananginak Pootoogook
Dancing Bear
Mosesee Pootoogook
Bird Spirit, by Booku Pudlat
Booku Pudlat
Bird, by Qooyoo Pudlat
Qooyoo Pudlat
Owl, by Adamie Qaumagiak
Adamie Qaumagiak
Owl, by Palaya Qiatsuq
Palaya Qiatsuq
Owl, by Sam Qiatsuq
Sam Qiatsuq
Man Bird
Kellypalik Qimirpik
Pitseolak Qimirpik
Joanie Ragee
Dancing Bear
Juani Ragee
Four Way Bear
Noah Ragee
Bird, by Qiatsuq Ragee
Qiatsuq Ragee
Dancing Bear, by Siutiapik Ragee
Siutiapik Ragee
Dancing Bear, by Siutiapik Ragee
Turaq Ragee
Dancing Bear, by Pauta Saila
Pauta Saila
Dancing Walrus, by Alariaq Shaa
Alariaq Shaa
Qavavau Shaa
Qiatsuq 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
Head Spirit, by  Johnnybo Tapaungai
Johnnybo Tapaungai
Torso, by Oviloo Tunnillie
Oviloo Tunnillie
Bear, by Pauloosie Tunnillie
Pauloosie Tunnillie
Loon and Bear, by Samuellie Tunnillie
Samuellie Tunnillie
Face, by artist unknowm
Unknown Artist
Walking Polar Bear, by 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 open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.