2023 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
Craft Ontario is excited to announce the incoming 2023 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection!View the whole collection here and make sure to contact the Craft Ontario Shop to reserve now!
This year’s collection includes work from well-known artists such as Ningiukulu Teevee, Shuvinai Ashoona, and Qavavau Manumie, plus an exciting selection of interesting work by new and upcoming artists. The versatility within this collection is astounding; playing with familiar motifs, the artists of Kinngait have produced prints ranging from brightly-coloured graphics to serene landscapes and elegantly simple monochrome illustrations.
Inuit art enthusiasts will be familiar with Napachie Ashoona, Matthew, Kakee, and Pitsiulaq for their accomplishments in sculpture, and we are excited to display their capabilities as multidisciplinary artists. Josie’s work continues the artistic legacy of the Pootoogook clan, Napatchie Toonoo’s invokes classic stonecut imagery, and Susie’s vivid style is aptly translated to print. Impressively, Ashley is making her mark as the youngest artist in the collection, at the age of 20. She follows in the footsteps of her great grandmother, Sheojuk Etidloie, and great grandfather, Pudlo Pudlat.
These works, by both prolific and little-known Kinngait artists, demonstrate the solid foundation upon which Inuit graphic art continues to expand today. Characteristic scenes of flora and fauna, transformations, spirits, and more, established Kinngait as a unique force in the art world. These now-traditional motifs still echo in the works of contemporary artists in the community.
As one of the first establishments to represent Inuit and First Nations art in Toronto, the Craft Ontario Shop is proud to continue to support the rich history and culture of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.
We hope that you are as thrilled with this year’s collection as we are, and we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to reserve the prints of your choice. Starting today, reservations will be taken by phone at 416-921-1721, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to provide a credit card number to hold the print. Your payment will be processed on Saturday, October 21st, the international release date.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions – we are more than happy to help with your selection!