Qingailisaq’s Coat

Qingailisaq’s Coat is a replica of the most unique garments created in the Canadian Arctic. The original coat was owned by Qingailisaq, a powerful Igloolik shaman (angakkuq) in the late 1900s. In 1902, Qingailisaq sold the coat to whaling captain George Comer, who collected it for the American Museum of Natural History, New York. In […]

Honouring Daphne Odjig

A powerful matriarch and force in the Canadian art world, Daphne Odjig (1919-2016) affected and inspired so many artistically, in hearts, mind, and spirit. She was kind and encouraging to so many generations and her passing is a great loss to the art world. Odjig worked hard to foster and assert the voices of Indigenous […]

Mourning Annie Pootoogook

The artistic community received sad news with the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, originally of Cape Dorset. The WAG joins the Inuit community in mourning this celebrated and talented artist who lost her life too soon. CBC Manitoba interviewed WAG Inuit Art Curator Darlene Coward Wight, who talked about the loss of such a […]

Canadian Premiere of Our Land Showcases Rarely Seen Inuit Art

The WAG is honoured to present a powerful exhibition of treasures from the Government of Nunavut’s Fine Art Collections. Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic broadly showcases Inuit art and culture through an impressive selection of work, some not seen in Canada since before Nunavut was established. The exhibit runs September 30 until the […]