SakKijâjuk Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
Opening: SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
Friday, May 25 from 7pm to 10pm
You are invited to the opening of SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut, the first major exhibition of the breathtaking and long-hidden art of the Labrador Inuit. Presented in celebration of the future Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Friday, May 25
Public Opening • 7-10pm
7:30pm • Welcome
Free Entry • Cash Bar
With performances by The Sila Singers (throat singers Jenna Joyce Broomfield and Malaya Bishop), and special guests.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd
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! Join us as we celebrate 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 Advisory 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
- Tuesday 11am-5pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-9pm
- Saturday 11am-5pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Closed Monday