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Fall 2023
Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award recipient multimedia artist Tarralik Duffy will be in-residency at WAG-Qaumajuq in Fall 2023!

Duffy is well-known for her work with jewellery, textiles, and pop art concepts. She is a very dexterous and agile in artist, inspired by the things she collects: baleen, beluga vertebrae, antler, and other natural materials. Over the last year or so, Duffy has delved further into her work with pop art, taking recognizable objects and transforming them through her own unique lens. We can expect a lot of bright colours and fun interpretations in the upcoming exhibition, Gasoline Rainbows.


The Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award is a biennial prize organized by the Inuit Art Foundation, which celebrates mid-career Inuit artists and other important projects to connect Inuit artists with global audiences and with each other. The award recognizes a shortlist of five artists who each receive $5,000 and a prize winner who receives $20,000. The winning artist receives a solo exhibition at WAG-Qaumajuq, an accompanying exhibition publication, and WAG-Qaumajuq will acquire an artwork from the winning artist for its permanent collection. The prize will also include an artist-in-residency program, hosted at WAG-Qaumajuq.


Tarralik Duffy


Tarralik Duffy is a talented artist, jeweller and writer from Salliq (Coral Harbour), NU currently based in Saskatoon, SK. Working primarily in jewellery design, she also uses textiles and other mediums to produce clothing and accessories for her label Ugly Fish. She has travelled across Canada exhibiting and selling her work including shows at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, MB. Her work is currently available at the National Gallery of Canada Boutique in Ottawa, ON. In 2021 Duffy was the winner of the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award.

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