Mary Yuusipik Singaqti

Back River Memories

Mary Yuusipik Singaqti, Summer Scenes, 1992. wool felt, embroidery floss on wool duffle, 147 x 145 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired with funds from The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. G-92-231

NOV 10, 2018-MARCH 10, 2019

Mary Yuusipik Singaqti was encouraged by her mother, famed artist Jessie Oonark, to create fabric collage wall hangings. Born in the Back River area north of Baker Lake, Nunavut, Yuusipik is known for her wall hangings that skilfully depict traditions and stories. Learn about Inuit life on the land through this exhibition that features 26 captivating drawings recently purchased by the WAG, as well as striking wall hangings and sculptures.

 

Mary Yuusipik Singaqti, Sitting Mother and Child, c. 1960-1969. stone. 13.2 x 8 x 11.5 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Twomey Collection, with appreciation to the Province of Manitoba and Government of Canada, 790.71.

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