Inuit Prints and Drawings

Lucy Qinnuayuaq (Canadian/ Inuit, 1915-1982), Dancing Bird (detail), 1967. Stonecut on paper, 47.31 x 63.18 cm. Gift of Mrs. A. Murray Vaughan

January 10 - June 5, 2020    |    Regular Exhibition

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents a selection of Inuit drawings, prints, and wall hangings from the permanent collection, featuring the work of well-known Inuit artists such as Kenojuak Ashevak, Ipeelee Osuitok, and Kananginak Pootoogook. Curated by Emma Hassencahl-Perley, the works highlights the stories, memories, and playfulness within Inuit culture. The exhibition highlights how the artistic motivations behind the making of Inuit art are social, cultural, and economic, with a deep responsibility to provide for the family and to support the community at large.

Curated by Emma Hassencahl-Perley and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.