ShopWAG Presents Ashoona Studios: The Art and the Stories
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
On view at WAG@The Forks in the Johnston Terminal
Goota Ashoona is a third generation, female Inuit artist from Cape Dorset. From a long line of well-known artists, Ashoona, along with her artist husband Bob Kussy and their twin sons Joe Jaw and Samueli Ashoona, founded and run Ashoona Studios, currently operating in Elie, Manitoba.
Ashoona Studios: The Art and The Stories is a multigenerational show and sale featuring carvings and textiles by Goota, Bob, and Joe Jaw. Produced both individually and collaboratively, their work is part autobiographical and part historical, detailing stories from their family life. Many carvings are made from whalebone and black argillite but often mixed with other materials such as caribou antler, soapstone, copper, and claws. The exhibit also includes works on paper by various Cape Dorset artists including Ningiukulu
Teevee, Goota's cousin.
Proudly presented in partnership with Nunavut Development Corporation.