Inuit HeART

In a two part series, the Winnipeg Free Press explores the North and the WAG’s Inuit Art Centre. As the WAG’s ambitious Inuit Art Centre begins to take shape, writer Randy Turner and photographer John Woods traveled to Nunavut to gain a greater understanding of the Inuit’s rich and complicated history and how their art took […]

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 […]

Elisapee Ishulutaq’s Yesterday and Today

In her vibrant mural Yesterday and Today, Elisapee Ishulutaq captures the intimate details of everyday life in the community of Pangnirtung. Her use of multiple perspectives, employing frontal, profile, and bird’s eye view in the same image, is characteristic of her work, and these unexpected shifts add interest and liveliness to her detailed scenes. One […]