Inuit, their land, and their art are inextricably tied. For millennia, Inuit artists have spoken through art, using materials drawn from the land. Today, the WAG holds in trust more than 13,000 contemporary and traditional artworks that commemorate lifetimes of experience and a culture of stories and legends passed on through art.
Every work of Inuit art contains stories. The story the artist wanted to express, as well as stories the work tells us about the artist, their history, their family and their life.
You will experience thousands of stories in the WAG Inuit Art Centre, and every time you engage with a work of art, connect with an artist or speak with an Elder, you will create a new story.