Includes Saimaiyu Akesuk, Pee Ashevak, Ohito Ashoona, Olooreak Etungat, Killiktee Killiktee, Qavavau Manumie, Enoosik Ottokie, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Ooloosie Saila, Pitaloosie Saila, Sita Saila, Nicotye Samayualie, Padloo Samayualie, Ningiukulu Teevee
Saturday, October 19, 7 am
Showing Killiktee Killiktee
Cape Dorset has earned a worldwide reputation for the quality and originality of limited edition prints made by its member artists. Every year since 1959 the print making studios (now known as Kinngait Studios) have released an annual catalogued collection of between 30 and 60 images as well as numerous commissions and special releases. Kinngait Studios is the longest continuous running print studio in Canada.
Collection available for purchase on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Killiktee Killiktee comes from a long line of artists starting with his father, Shortie Killiktee. His grandparents on his mother’s side, Kopapik Ragee and Arnirnik Ragee were prominent Cape Dorset artists and his biological brothers are well known carvers, Toonoo Sharky, Napachie Sharky and Allasuaq Sharky. Killiktee started carving when he was 12 years old. His first carving was a seal. He was paid $20 for the piece and he was very proud of the money he earned.
“I learned how to carve by watching my brothers Toonoo Sharky, Napachie Sharky and Allasuaq Sharky working on their carvings. I enjoy carving different types of animals, especially bears and eagles.”
Killiktee is also an accomplished draughtsman and a couple of his drawings have been translated into limited edition prints.
Born on September 15, 1987. Nationality is Inuit
2019 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON