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 8/50
STRIPED BEAR 8/50
CD18-18
stonecut
16.9 x 24.4 in.
$400 CAD


Saimaiyu Akesuk
STRIPED BEAR 42/50
STRIPED BEAR 42/50
CD18-18
stonecut
16.9 x 24.4 in.
$400 CAD


Saimaiyu Akesuk
BIRD ON PARADE 8/50
BIRD ON PARADE 8/50
CD18-17
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD


Saimaiyu Akesuk
BIRD ON PARADE 42/50
BIRD ON PARADE 42/50
CD18-17
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD


Saimaiyu Akesuk
CHECKERED BEAR 8/50
CHECKERED BEAR 8/50
CD18-16
etching, aquatint, hand painting
33.8 x 31.5 in.
$900 CAD


Saimaiyu Akesuk
CHECKERED BEAR 42/50
CHECKERED BEAR 42/50
CD18-16
etching, aquatint, hand painting
33.8 x 31.5 in.
$900 CAD


Shuvinai Ashoona
TENTACLES 8/50
TENTACLES 8/50
CD18-24
lithograph
22.4 x 26.2 in.
$800 CAD


Shuvinai Ashoona
TENTACLES 42/50
TENTACLES 42/50
CD18-24
lithograph
22.4 x 26.2 in.
$800 CAD


Qavavau Manumie
CELESTIAL FLIGHT 8/50
CELESTIAL FLIGHT 8/50
CD18-20
stonecut
15.2 x 24.2 in.
$450 CAD


Qavavau Manumie
CELESTIAL FLIGHT 42/50
CELESTIAL FLIGHT 42/50
CD18-20
stonecut
15.2 x 24.2 in.
$450 CAD


Qavavau Manumie
SONG OF ABUNDANCE 8/50
SONG OF ABUNDANCE 8/50
CD18-19
stonecut
24.2 x 37.8 in.
$800 CAD


Qavavau Manumie
SONG OF ABUNDANCE 42/50
SONG OF ABUNDANCE 42/50
CD18-19
stonecut
24.2 x 37.8 in.
$800 CAD


Cee Pootoogook
KELP GARDEN 8/50
KELP GARDEN 8/50
CD18-15
etching, aquatint
17.6 x 16.8 in.
$450 CAD


Cee Pootoogook
KELP GARDEN 42/50
KELP GARDEN 42/50
CD18-15
etching, aquatint
17.6 x 16.8 in.
$450 CAD


Cee Pootoogook
SURFACING BEAR 42/50
SURFACING BEAR 42/50
CD18-14
etching, aquatint
19.5 x 19.7 in.
$500 CAD


Cee Pootoogook
SURFACING BEAR 8/50
SURFACING BEAR 8/50
CD18-14
etching, aquatint
19.5 x 19.7 in.
$500 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
REARING CARIBOU 8/50
REARING CARIBOU 8/50
CD18-34
etching & chine collé
26 x 28 in.
$900 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
REARING CARIBOU 42/50
REARING CARIBOU 42/50
CD18-34
etching & chine collé
26 x 28 in.
$900 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
MIGHTY BEAR 42/50
MIGHTY BEAR 42/50
CD18-33
stonecut
24.2 x 38 in.
$1,200 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
MIGHTY BEAR 8/50
MIGHTY BEAR 8/50
CD18-33
stonecut
24.2 x 38 in.
$1,200 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
SLY FOXES 42/50
SLY FOXES 42/50
CD18-32
stonecut
31.5 x 24 in.
$800 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
SLY FOXES 8/50
SLY FOXES 8/50
CD18-32
stonecut
31.5 x 24 in.
$800 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
DEFIANT CARIBOU 8/50
DEFIANT CARIBOU 8/50
CD18-31
etching & chine collé
31.5 x 38.8 in.
$1,200 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
DEFIANT CARIBOU 42/50
DEFIANT CARIBOU 42/50
CD18-31
etching & chine collé
31.5 x 38.8 in.
$1,200 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
STALKING OWL 42/50
STALKING OWL 42/50
CD18-30
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$800 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
STALKING OWL 8/50
STALKING OWL 8/50
CD18-30
lithograph
22.2 x 30.1 in.
$800 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
AERIAL COURTSHIP 42/50
AERIAL COURTSHIP 42/50
CD18-29
stonecut
24.4 x 13.9 in.
$700 CAD


Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
AERIAL COURTSHIP 8/50
AERIAL COURTSHIP 8/50
CD18-29
stonecut
24.4 x 13.9 in.
$700 CAD


Pauojoungie Saggiak
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE) 8/50
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE) 8/50
CD18-12
stonecut
19.3 x 27 in.
$700 CAD


Pauojoungie Saggiak
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE) 42/50
UUTUIT (WALRUSES ON TOP OF ICE) 42/50
CD18-12
stonecut
19.3 x 27 in.
$700 CAD


Pauojoungie Saggiak
NOBLE OWL 8/50
NOBLE OWL 8/50
CD18-11
etching, aquatint, hand painting
26.4 x 27.4 in.
$700 CAD


Pauojoungie Saggiak
NOBLE OWL 42/50
NOBLE OWL 42/50
CD18-11
etching, aquatint, hand painting
26.4 x 27.4 in.
$700 CAD


Pauojoungie Saggiak
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT 8/50
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT 8/50
CD18-10
stonecut
26.4 x 18.3 in.
$600 CAD


Pauojoungie Saggiak
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT 42/50
SPIRIT IN THE LIMELIGHT 42/50
CD18-10
stonecut
26.4 x 18.3 in.
$600 CAD


Pitaloosie Saila
ARCTIC VIXEN 8/50
ARCTIC VIXEN 8/50
CD18-23
lithograph
22.4 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD


Pitaloosie Saila
ARCTIC VIXEN 42/50
ARCTIC VIXEN 42/50
CD18-23
lithograph
22.4 x 30.1 in.
$700 CAD


Pitaloosie Saila
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM 42/50
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM 42/50
CD18-22
stonecut
11 x 24.6 in.
$500 CAD


Pitaloosie Saila
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM 8/50
JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM 8/50
CD18-22
stonecut
11 x 24.6 in.
$500 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
BARNACLES 8/50
BARNACLES 8/50
CD18-28
lithograph
15 x 22.2 in.
$600 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
BARNACLES 42/50
BARNACLES 42/50
CD18-28
lithograph
15 x 22.2 in.
$600 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
KINNGAIT CALLING 8/50
KINNGAIT CALLING 8/50
CD18-27
etching, aquatint
19.4 x 14.5 in.
$500 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
KINNGAIT CALLING 42/50
KINNGAIT CALLING 42/50
CD18-27
etching, aquatint
19.4 x 14.5 in.
$500 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE MAN 8/50
PEBBLE MAN 8/50
CD18-26
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE MAN 42/50
PEBBLE MAN 42/50
CD18-26
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE WOMAN 8/50
PEBBLE WOMAN 8/50
CD18-25
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD


Padloo Samayualie
PEBBLE WOMAN 42/50
PEBBLE WOMAN 42/50
CD18-25
etching, aquatint
23.6 x 18.7 in.
$600 CAD


Axangayuk Shaa
LIVELY CARIBOU 42/50
LIVELY CARIBOU 42/50
CD18-13
stonecut
11.2 x 11.4 in.
$500 CAD


Axangayuk Shaa
LIVELY CARIBOU 8/50
LIVELY CARIBOU 8/50
CD18-13
stonecut
11.2 x 11.4 in.
$500 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
OWL IN AMAUTI 8/50
OWL IN AMAUTI 8/50
CD18-09
etching, aquatint
26 x 27.2 in.
$800 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
OWL IN AMAUTI 42/50
OWL IN AMAUTI 42/50
CD18-09
etching, aquatint
26 x 27.2 in.
$800 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
SWIMMING WALRUS 42/50
SWIMMING WALRUS 42/50
CD18-08
stonecut, stencil
10.8 x 14.8 in.
$500 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
SWIMMING WALRUS 8/50
SWIMMING WALRUS 8/50
CD18-08
stonecut, stencil
10.8 x 14.8 in.
$500 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
SOARING OWL 8/50
SOARING OWL 8/50
CD18-07
stonecut, stencil
12.1 x 11.7 in.
$500 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
SOARING OWL 42/50
SOARING OWL 42/50
CD18-07
stonecut, stencil
12.1 x 11.7 in.
$500 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 8/50
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 8/50
CD18-06
stonecut
20.5 x 21.9 in.
$700 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 42/50
SURUSIQ NATSIARUQTUQ (THE BOY TURNS INTO A SEAL) 42/50
CD18-06
stonecut
20.5 x 21.9 in.
$700 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
STORYTELLER 8/50
STORYTELLER 8/50
CD18-05
lithograph
22.2 x 29.9 in.
$900 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
STORYTELLER 42/50
STORYTELLER 42/50
CD18-05
lithograph
22.2 x 29.9 in.
$900 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
DEEP IN THOUGHT 8/50
DEEP IN THOUGHT 8/50
CD18-04
stonecut, stencil
14.5 x 12.9 in.
$600 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
DEEP IN THOUGHT 42/50
DEEP IN THOUGHT 42/50
CD18-04
stonecut, stencil
14.5 x 12.9 in.
$600 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
BLOSSOMING OWL 42/50
BLOSSOMING OWL 42/50
CD18-03
stonecut, stencil
14.8 x 13.9 in.
$600 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
BLOSSOMING OWL 8/50
BLOSSOMING OWL 8/50
CD18-03
stonecut, stencil
14.8 x 13.9 in.
$600 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
IRIDESCENT RAVEN 42/50
IRIDESCENT RAVEN 42/50
CD18-02
stonecut, stencil
13.8 x 12 in.
$500 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
IRIDESCENT RAVEN 8/50
IRIDESCENT RAVEN 8/50
CD18-02
stonecut, stencil
13.8 x 12 in.
$500 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL) 8/50
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL) 8/50
CD18-01
stonecut
15.4 x 19.4 in.
$700 CAD


Ningiukulu Teevee
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL) 42/50
UUNNIJUT (RELAXING AFTER A MEAL) 42/50
CD18-01
stonecut
15.4 x 19.4 in.
$700 CAD


Papiara Tukiki
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR 8/50
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR 8/50
CD18-21
lithograph
20.1 x 26.1 in.
$600 CAD


Papiara Tukiki
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR 42/50
WOOLLYBEAR CATERPILLAR 42/50
CD18-21
lithograph
20.1 x 26.1 in.
$600 CAD