Art Gallery of Hamil­ton

Hamil­ton, On­tario

Inuit Art Quarterly - - PORTFOLIO -

Cu­ra­tor(s): Tobi Bruce, Di­rec­tor, Col­lec­tion and Exhibition­s/Se­nior Cu­ra­tor; Guest Cu­ra­tors

Num­ber of works: 173 Inuit

First work(s): A carv­ing by Si­mon POV (1917-1964) ti­tled Man Spear­ing (1960), ac­quired through the Di­rec­tor’s Pur­chase Fund. Re­cent ac­qui­si­tion(s): The Che­doke Col­lec­tion of Inuit Art: 132 sculp­tures and prints cre­ated at the for­mer Hamil­ton Moun­tain Sana­to­rium.

Sig­nif­i­cant exhibition­s: No­table exhibition­s have in­cluded Na­tive In­dian/Inuit Pho­tog­ra­phers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (NIIPA) (1996, 2000 and 2002); In the Shadow of the Mid­night Sun: Sámi and Inuit Art 2000–2005 (2006); Arc­tic Pas­sion: The Inuit Art Col­lec­tion of Christo­pher Bredt and Jamie Cameron (2010).

In­ter­est­ing/unique/sur­pris­ing works in the col­lec­tion: Peter Us­suqi Anauta’s Stand­ing Woman (circa. 1958). This steatite work, part of the Che­doke Col­lec­tion, fea­tures an in­lay of ivory or plas­tic.

The gallery re­cently broad­ened its Cana­dian man­date to more ac­tively col­lect and ex­hibit In­dige­nous art. With a com­mit­ment to rep­re­sent­ing and in­ter­pret­ing lo­cal artists and col­lec­tions from Six Na­tions of the Grand River to the Che­doke Col­lec­tion from Hamil­ton Health Sciences, works are be­ing ac­quired, in­ter­preted and con­tex­tu­al­ized through an en­hanced pro­gram of exhibition­s and ed­u­ca­tional ini­tia­tives, de­vel­oped with guest cu­ra­tors, artists, aca­demics and com­mu­nity part­ner­ships to broaden pub­lic aware­ness and ac­cess. — TB

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