Special events for WAG Members.
SakKijâjuk Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
Members’ Preview: SakKijâjuk Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Join us for the Members' Preview of SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut. Enjoy a cup of Labrador tea and be swept away by the breathtaking and long-hidden art of the Labrador Inuit. Presented in celebration of the future Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Thursday, May 24, 6-8pm
6pm • Reception in Skylight Gallery
6:15pm • Welcome
6:20-7:30pm • Curator's tour with Dr. Heather Igloliorte
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd
RSVP to Elizabeth Wiens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.789.1764.
Can't make it to the Members' Preview? Stop by for the Public Opening of SakKijâjuk on Friday, May 25, 7-10pm.
SakKijâjuk means "to be visible" in the Nunatsiavut dialect of Inuttitut. This striking group show reveals the distinctive and innovative art of Inuit from northern Labrador, produced over seven decades. Their stories, memories, and knowledge are little known outside the region, until now. See 85 works by four living generations of contemporary artists and craftspeople with video, photography, sealskin-sewing, painting, saltwater grass basketry, stone sculpture, and much more! Don't miss this exciting stop of the exhibition’s historic national tour.
Featuring work by 47 artists
To read about the artists, click here.
Guest curated by Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Co-Chair of the WAG’s Indigenous Circle
For more on the rich and complex history of Nunatsiavut, check out this article by the curator in The Walrus.
Organized by // 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, the Nunatsiavut Government, and the International Grenfell Association. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada, au gouvernement du Nunatsiavut et au International Grenfell Association.
Supported by the Dorothy Strelsin Foundation