Artists from the territory have traditionally used stone and wood for carving; fur, hide, and sealskin for wearable art; and saltwater seagrass for basketry, as well as wool, metal, cloth, beads, and paper. In recent decades, they have produced work in a variety of contemporary art media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, and ceramics, while also working with traditional materials in new and unexpected ways.
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut is the first major exhibition of the breathtaking and long-hidden art of the Labrador Inuit. SakKijâjuk – meaning “to be visible” in the Nunatsiavut dialect of Inuttitut – reveals the distinctive and innovative art of the region, produced over seven decades. See 85 works by four living generations of artists who share their stories through art.
About Dr. Heather Igloliorte
Dr. Heather Igloliorte is an Assistant Professor of Aboriginal art history at Concordia University in Montreal. Her research interests centre on Inuit and other Native North American visual and material culture, circumpolar art studies, performance and media art, the global exhibition of Indigenous arts and culture, and issues of colonization, sovereignty, resistance and resilience.
Organisé par The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Division, St. John’s, NL. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and by the Nunatsiavut Government. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada et au gouvernement du Nunatsiavut.
Supported by the Dorothy Strelsin Foundation