ᒥᐊᓕ ᓵᒻ ᒪ ᔪᐊᓕ ᐳᓪᓚᑦ | Mary Samuellie Pudlat, Fish and Shadows (detail), 1950 - 1960s, linen, screen printed, 88 x 118 cm. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts.

ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios


Organized by The Textile Museum of Canada

Curatorial Lead Roxane Shaughnessy

Project Partner West Baffin Cooperative

ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios presents the little-known story of a group of artists and printmakers who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset), Nunavut in the 1950s and ’60s—a period of social change that disrupted traditional language and relationships to the land.

Made for interior décor during a period when artist-designed textiles were popular in North America and Europe, these mid-century designs depict legends, stories and traditional ways of life. They provide vital points of connection between contemporary Inuit community members and the creativity and resourcefulness of previous generations.



ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios traces the evolution and impact of this textile initiative on Inuit graphic arts and explores its legacy through the work of Inuit fashion designers working today: Tarralik Duffy of Ugly Fish; Martha Kyak of InukChic and Nooks Lindell of Hinaani Design.

Featured artists and printmakers: Anna Kingwatsiak (1911–1971), Anirnik Oshuitoq (1902–1983), Eegyvudluk Pootoogook (1931–2000), Innukjuakju Pudlat (1913–1972), Ishuhungito Pootoogook (1939–), Iyola Kingwatsiak (1933–2000), Kananginak Pootoogook (1935–2010), Kenojuak Ashevak (1927–2013), Lukta Qiatsuk (1928–2004), Lucy Qinnuayuak (1915–1982), Mary Samuellie Pudlat (1923–2001), Osuitok Ipeelee (1922–2005), Olivu Tunnillie (1949 – 2014), Parr (1893–1969), Paunichea (1920–1968), Pitseolak Ashoona (1904–1983),Pudlo Pudlat (1916–1992), Sharni Pootoogook (1922–2003), Sheouak Petaulassie (1923–1961), Sorosilutu Ashoona (1941–), Ulayu Pingwartok (1904–1978).

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