From the Editor
To mark the occasion, this milestone issue of the Quarterly takes stock of what got us here and the exciting road ahead. Inside, you’ll find features on beloved graphic artists Jessie Oonark, OC, RCA and Tim Pitsiulak by curators Sarah Milroy and Andrew Hunter, respectively, as well as an expansive, thoughtful piece on the needs of Inuit artists today by Inuvialuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben, OC. We are also pleased to share the Portfolio “30 Artists to Know”, which brings together artists spanning more than two generations. Finally, we have included a selection of short features that capture a brief history of IAF highlights, the strategies and goals of our newest program the Igloo Tag Trademark and a snapshot of some of our thirty-year subscribers and their relationship with the IAQ. We are also excited to offer, for the first time, a themed insert. This guide serves as an overview to collecting Inuit art, current trends as identified by experts from coast to coast to coast and tips from lifelong collectors on building a collection you will love. Following our subscriber survey this past year, we are excited to present the newly redesigned Quarterly. Our anniversary has provided us with the perfect opportunity to give you more of what you’ve told us you love: increased number of images and extended editorials, complemented with the clean and modern design you’ve come to expect from the IAQ. In addition, we have reworked some of our sections to integrate more robustly with our digital space, the most noticeable of which is our Calendar, which we have largely moved online to bring you the most up-to-date information on upcoming exhibitions and projects. In its place we bring you a behind the scenes look at select exhibitions from the artists and curators themselves. I’d like to thank our outgoing designer, Barbara Solowan of Berlin Studio Inc., for her vision in shaping the IAQ’s visual presence over the past three years and congratulate our new designers, Tung, on a beautifully refreshed design. I hope you enjoy the changes in this issue.
Tim Pitsiulak (1967–2016 Kinngait) — EET-EEPOW, the Legend (detail) 2014 Coloured pencil and graphite 76.2 × 111.8 cm ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO