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Papiara Tukiki

Papiara Tukiki

What do you think of first when you hear the word "arctic"? Polar Bears. Walrus. Narwhals. Caribou. All of the BIG names in the frozen north, right?

Allow us introduce you to Arctic birds. Migratory by nature, only 3 over-winter in the harsh environment on the tundra: Snowy owls, ravens & ptarmigans. Buntings. Loons. Sandpipers. Geese. And terns: these are just a few of the 100+ species of avian beings that live part- time in the Arctic. Typically considered a vast wasteland of ice, snow & permafrost, birds are vital to the ecology of the tundra. Pollinators, waders, hunters, & seed-carriers, birds also provide for the Inuit with eggs, meat and feathers and bones that are fashioned into tools.

Represented here in stone, textiles and on paper, we pay homage to these vital instruments of Arctic ecology.

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds." - Aesop

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Papiara Tukiki

Papiara is another relative newcomer to the Kinngait Studios. Born on Christmas Day, 1942, she is represented in the annual print collection.

Papiara is married to Qopie Tukiki, a long-time employee of the community’s Housing Association. They live in Cape Dorset.

Collections
2012 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2011 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2008 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2007 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2006 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2005 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2004 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON

Exhibitions
2015 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, INUIT NOW, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2014 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2013 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2012 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2011 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2008 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2007 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2006 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2005 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2004 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
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