2018 CAPE DORSET PRINT COLLECTION

Includes Saimaiyu Akesuk, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Cee Pootoogook, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Pauojoungie Saggiak, Pitaloosie Saila, Padloo Samayualie, Axangayuk Shaa, Ningiukulu Teevee, Papiara Tukiki
Saturday, October 20, 2018

2018 CAPE DORSET PRINT COLLECTION

RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED NOW

For a place that had humble beginnings as a settlement founded in 1913 intended as a trading post for the Hudson’s Bay Company, Cape Dorset has since come a long way. Known as Kinngait in Inuktitut, it now boasts a population of 1400, and is home to many artists who have, over the years, brought much renown from the world to a small unassuming town in the Canadian arctic.

Since the very first print release in 1959, we have witnessed a community that is frequently in a state of transition. New imports from the South and rapid acculturation continue to bring about profound changes in the region as people grapple with navigating every day life in a community that is still
re-defining their collective post-colonial identity. Theirs is a world filled with stark polarities that require individuals to seek out balance between personal history, culture, language, their connection to the land and its resources to the modern, shifting realities of work, business, technology and social media. It is in the midst of this ongoing flux where the artists have established a contemporary visual culture that they can consider entirely true of themselves.

The 59th annual print collection presents an exciting mix of themes; the comforting and naturalistic are juxtaposed with familiar motifs presented in bold, new perspectives. Our established artists, Ningiukulu Teevee, Qavavau Manumie, Papiara Tukiki, Pitaloosie Saila, and Shuvinai Ashoona all return this year with their highly characteristic imagery. Cee Pootoogook and Padloo Samayualie, both in their mid-career, steadily continue to produce engaging work that delight the eye. Emerging talents, Pauojoungie Saggiak and Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, are confidently making waves in the art world and establishing a brand new stage of their own. Lastly, Axangayuk Shaa, a very established sculptor and the eldest artist featured in the collection, has just released his first print since 1961.

This year, the hamlet celebrated the inaugural opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre (KCC) in September. For a community that boasts one of the highest number of artists per capita in the country and previously had no public gallery or learning space for artists, there are high expectations for the KCC to further consolidate and strengthen local visual culture in the years to come. The KCC is also the new home of Kinngait Studios, the longest continuously running print studio in Canada. Large glass windows serve as partitions allowing the studio’s processes to be fully viewable by the public. It has already drawn some interest from youth who have come in to observe the printers at work – demystifying the process of art making and piquing the interest of promising young minds and hands. It may just be the start of fostering new talent for Kinngait Studios into the future.

Dorset Fine Arts is proud to release 34 prints in this year’s catalogue and would like to thank you all for partaking in our journey thus far. It is the culminated effort of all who were involved; the hard work of our artists and printers, as well as the WBEC staff. The sheer amount of support and cultivation required to realize each year’s collection is no small feat. We look forward to moving into into our sixtieth year of operation together and beyond as we continue to embrace fresh possibilities of printmaking in Cape Dorset.

– Naia Wang

Saimaiyu Akesuk
STRIPED BEAR
STRIPED BEAR
CD18-18
stonecut
16.9 x 24.4 in.
$400 CAD
Artist Studio

Saimaiyu Akesuk
STRIPED BEAR
STRIPED BEAR
CD18-18
stonecut
16.9 x 24.4 in.
$400 CAD
Artist Studio

Saimaiyu Akesuk
BIRD ON PARADE
BIRD ON PARADE
CD18-17
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Saimaiyu Akesuk
BIRD ON PARADE
BIRD ON PARADE
CD18-17
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Saimaiyu Akesuk
CHECKERED BEAR
CHECKERED BEAR
CD18-16
etching, aquatint, hand painting
33.8 x 31.5 in.
$900 CAD
Artist Studio

Saimaiyu Akesuk
CHECKERED BEAR
CHECKERED BEAR
CD18-16
etching, aquatint, hand painting
33.8 x 31.5 in.
$900 CAD
Artist Studio

Shuvinai Ashoona
TENTACLES
TENTACLES
CD18-24
lithograph
22.4 x 26.2 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Shuvinai Ashoona
TENTACLES
TENTACLES
CD18-24
lithograph
22.4 x 26.2 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Qavavau Manumie
CELESTIAL FLIGHT
CELESTIAL FLIGHT
CD18-20
stonecut
15.2 x 24.2 in.
$450 CAD
Artist Studio

Qavavau Manumie
CELESTIAL FLIGHT
CELESTIAL FLIGHT
CD18-20
stonecut
15.2 x 24.2 in.
$450 CAD
Artist Studio

Qavavau Manumie
SONG OF ABUNDANCE
SONG OF ABUNDANCE
CD18-19
stonecut
24.2 x 37.8 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Qavavau Manumie
SONG OF ABUNDANCE
SONG OF ABUNDANCE
CD18-19
stonecut
24.2 x 37.8 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Cee Pootoogook
KELP GARDEN
KELP GARDEN
CD18-15
etching, aquatint
17.6 x 16.8 in.
$450 CAD
Artist Studio

Cee Pootoogook
KELP GARDEN
KELP GARDEN
CD18-15
etching, aquatint
17.6 x 16.8 in.
$450 CAD
Artist Studio

Cee Pootoogook
SURFACING BEAR
SURFACING BEAR
CD18-14
etching, aquatint
19.5 x 19.7 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Cee Pootoogook
SURFACING BEAR
SURFACING BEAR
CD18-14
etching, aquatint
19.5 x 19.7 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
REARING CARIBOU
REARING CARIBOU
CD18-34
etching & chine collé
26 x 28 in.
$900 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
REARING CARIBOU
REARING CARIBOU
CD18-34
etching & chine collé
26 x 28 in.
$900 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
MIGHTY BEAR
MIGHTY BEAR
CD18-33
stonecut
24.2 x 38 in.
$1,200 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
MIGHTY BEAR
MIGHTY BEAR
CD18-33
stonecut
24.2 x 38 in.
$1,200 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
SLY FOXES
SLY FOXES
CD18-32
stonecut
31.5 x 24 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
SLY FOXES
SLY FOXES
CD18-32
stonecut
31.5 x 24 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
DEFIANT CARIBOU
DEFIANT CARIBOU
CD18-31
etching & chine collé
31.5 x 38.8 in.
$1,200 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
DEFIANT CARIBOU
DEFIANT CARIBOU
CD18-31
etching & chine collé
31.5 x 38.8 in.
$1,200 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
STALKING OWL
STALKING OWL
CD18-30
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
STALKING OWL
STALKING OWL
CD18-30
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
AERIAL COURTSHIP
AERIAL COURTSHIP
CD18-29
stonecut
24.4 x 13.9 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
AERIAL COURTSHIP
AERIAL COURTSHIP
CD18-29
stonecut
24.4 x 13.9 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Pauojoungie Saggiak
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE)
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE)
CD18-12
stonecut
19.3 x 27 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Pauojoungie Saggiak
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE)
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE)
CD18-12
stonecut
19.3 x 27 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Pauojoungie Saggiak
NOBLE OWL
NOBLE OWL
CD18-11
etching, aquatint, hand painting
26.4 x 27.4 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Pauojoungie Saggiak
NOBLE OWL
NOBLE OWL
CD18-11
etching, aquatint, hand painting
26.4 x 27.4 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Pauojoungie Saggiak
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT
CD18-10
stonecut
26.4 x 18.3 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Pauojoungie Saggiak
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT
CD18-10
stonecut
26.4 x 18.3 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Pitaloosie Saila
ARTIC VIXEN
ARTIC VIXEN
CD18-23
lithograph
22.4 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Pitaloosie Saila
ARTIC VIXEN
ARTIC VIXEN
CD18-23
lithograph
22.4 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Pitaloosie Saila
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM
CD18-22
stonecut
11 x 24.6 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Pitaloosie Saila
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM
CD18-22
stonecut
11 x 24.6 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
BARNACLES
BARNACLES
CD18-28
lithograph
15 x 22.2 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
BARNACLES
BARNACLES
CD18-28
lithograph
15 x 22.2 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
KINNGAIT CALLING
KINNGAIT CALLING
CD18-27
etching, aquatint
19.4 x 14.5 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
KINNGAIT CALLING
KINNGAIT CALLING
CD18-27
etching, aquatint
19.4 x 14.5 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE MAN
PEBBLE MAN
CD18-26
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE MAN
PEBBLE MAN
CD18-26
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE WOMAN
PEBBLE WOMAN
CD18-25
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE WOMAN
PEBBLE WOMAN
CD18-25
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Axangayuk Shaa
LIVELY CARIBOU
LIVELY CARIBOU
CD18-13
stonecut
11.2 x 11.4 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Axangayuk Shaa
LIVELY CARIBOU
LIVELY CARIBOU
CD18-13
stonecut
11.2 x 11.4 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
OWL IN AMAUTI
OWL IN AMAUTI
CD18-09
etching, aquatint
26 x 27.2 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
OWL IN AMAUTI
OWL IN AMAUTI
CD18-09
etching, aquatint
26 x 27.2 in.
$800 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
SWIMMING WALRUS
SWIMMING WALRUS
CD18-08
stonecut, stencil
10.8 x 14.8 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
SWIMMING WALRUS
SWIMMING WALRUS
CD18-08
stonecut, stencil
10.8 x 14.8 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
SOARING OWL
SOARING OWL
CD18-07
stonecut, stencil
12.1 x 11.7 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
SOARING OWL
SOARING OWL
CD18-07
stonecut, stencil
12.1 x 11.7 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL)
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL)
CD18-06
stonecut
20.5 x 21.9 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL)
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL)
CD18-06
stonecut
20.5 x 21.9 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
STORYTELLER
STORYTELLER
CD18-05
lithograph
22.2 x 29.9 in.
$900 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
STORYTELLER
STORYTELLER
CD18-05
lithograph
22.2 x 29.9 in.
$900 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
DEEP IN THOUGHT
DEEP IN THOUGHT
CD18-04
stonecut, stencil
14.5 x 12.9 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
DEEP IN THOUGHT
DEEP IN THOUGHT
CD18-04
stonecut, stencil
14.5 x 12.9 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
BLOSSOMING OWL
BLOSSOMING OWL
CD18-03
stonecut, stencil
14.8 x 13.9 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
BLOSSOMING OWL
BLOSSOMING OWL
CD18-03
stonecut, stencil
14.8 x 13.9 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
IRIDESCENT RAVEN
IRIDESCENT RAVEN
CD18-02
stonecut, stencil
13.8 x 12 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
IRIDESCENT RAVEN
IRIDESCENT RAVEN
CD18-02
stonecut, stencil
13.8 x 12 in.
$500 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL)
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL)
CD18-01
stonecut
15.4 x 19.4 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Ningiukulu Teevee
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL)
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL)
CD18-01
stonecut
15.4 x 19.4 in.
$700 CAD
Artist Studio

Papiara Tukiki
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR
CD18-21
lithograph
20.1 x 26.1 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio

Papiara Tukiki
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR
CD18-21
lithograph
20.1 x 26.1 in.
$600 CAD
Artist Studio