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 Sita Saila
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
Influenced by her father, Manumie Shaqu and her late husband Mikisiti Saila, both very prominent Cape Dorset artists, Sita began carving stone sculptures in 1964. Although she has done only a small number of sculptures over this time her carvings are very accomplished and her work has been represented in several prominent exhibitions. It was not until 2015 that she took up drawing. Her graphic work is like her carvings defined by an intimate knowledge of traditional Inuit culture and life on the land.
Born on 1947. Nationality is Inuit
2019 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON