Your support is helping the WAG introduce more people to the power of Inuit art, even before the Inuit Art Centre opens. We recently sent you a preview of our moving new video, ‘Art is a Voice.’ Here’s the link again.
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The WAG also launched two distinct, but connected, Inuit art exhibitions in November.
Mary Yuusipik Singaqti (1936-2017) grew up in the remote Back River area north of Baker Lake in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Mary Yuusipik Singaqti: Back River Memories recalls her life on the land in the 1940s and 1950s through drawings, wall hangings, and carvings. Each of the 26 drawings is accompanied by the story she told of the work, as recorded in her home in 2014 by WAG curator, Dr. Darlene Coward Wight.
Yuusipik’s mother was acclaimed graphic and fabric artist, Jessie Oonark, who is among a group of nine artists featured in Nivinngajuliaat from Baker Lake, an exhibition of large-scale wall hangings from Baker Lake. The community is located about six hours north of Winnipeg by plane and has become known internationally for this unique fabric art form.
Visit the WAG soon to enjoy these exhibitions as well as three others launched last month: Behind Closed Doors, Robert Archambeau: A Conversation in Clay, and Morrisseau: Androgyny.
You can learn more about these and other WAG exhibitions at wag.ca