Picturing Arctic Modernity: North Baffin Drawings from 1964 January 7 – April 9, 2017
These early drawings show Inuit perspectives on daily life, history and memory during a time of profound social change. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston
Arctic Echoes: Sound, Stories and Song in the New North Opens February 18, 2017
Featuring sculpture and
works on paper drawn from the recent Museum of Inuit Art acquisition, the McMichael Collection and the Cape Dorset Archive.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
Shuvinai Ashoona March 11 – April 8, 2017
The fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, featuring recent drawings and constructions by the prominent Kinngait artist and recent RCA appointee.
Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto
Janet Kigusiuq – Collage and Drawing May 13 – June 10, 2017
This solo exhibition presents a rare group of collages created by the artist between 1995 and 2000 in addition to her well-known graphite and coloured pencil drawings. Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto
Nanuk’s Journey May 5 – September 4, 2017
Featuring approximately 40 major sculptures from the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, this exhibition focuses on the subject of the nanuq (polar bear). Stratford Perth Museum,
Shared Vision: Prints from the 1990s June 16 – July 15, 2017
Curated by Dr. Nancy Campbell this exhibition features prints by notable Kinngait artists Kenojuak Ashevak, Mayoreak Ashoona, Shuvinai Ashoona, Pitaloosie Saila and Sheojuk Etidlooie Open Studio Gallery, Toronto
Carving Home: The Chedoke Collection of Inuit Art June 28, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Highlighting the recent donation of over 100 sculptures produced by Inuit artists during their recovery from tuberculosis at the Mountain Sanatorium. Art Gallery of Hamilton
Kenojuak Ashevak & Tim Pitsiulak: Drawing Life June 28, 2017 – January 14, 2018
An exhibition that comprises drawings by two influential Inuit artists, selected primarily from a private collection. Art Gallery of Hamilton
Barry Pottle: Awareness Series June 28, 2017 – January 14, 2018
This series of photographic works consider the difficult history of the Eskimo Identification Tag System.
Art Gallery of Hamilton
The Breathing Hole July 30 – September 22, 2017
Written by Colleen Murphy and directed by Reneltta Arluk, The Breathing Hole makes its world premiere at the 2017 Stratford Festival. The play follows a polar bear from the time of First Contact, to the Franklin expedition and ending with a cruise ship in the near future. Studio Theatre, Stratford
raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection Summer/Fall 2017
Selected from the Federal Government’s Indigenous Art Collection, these works contrast and chronicle significant national and historical narratives drawn from Indigenous visual culture.
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto
Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice September 2, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Alongside drawings by Annie Pootoogook, this exhibition will include works by Shuvinai Ashoona, Tim Pitsiulak, Itee Pootoogook and others, showing how the late artist was a creative catalyst in contemporary Inuit art. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg
left: Sculpture above (top), Ruben Komangapik and Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley Photograph: Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik (b. 1934 Qamani’tuaq) The Flood 1972 Stonecut and stencil 95 x 64 cm Courtesy McMichael Canadian Art Collection