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Kinngait Studios: Six Decades of Printmaking and Prosperity in the Canadian Arctic

William Huffman, Audrey Hurd, Juumi Tapaungai, Elisa German, and Galina Mardilovich

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Oct 07, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Kinngait Studios: Six Decades of Printmaking and Prosperity in the Canadian Arctic. A conversation and virtual studio visit with William Huffman,  Audrey Hurd, and Juumi Tapaungai. Moderated by Elisa German and Galina Mardilovich. Presented by the Association of Print Scholars.

Founded in 1959, Kinngait Studios is the longest running fine art printmaking facility in Canada. Located in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset) in the Territory of Nunavut, a Canadian Arctic community of 1,400 residents, the studios have published an impressive annual collection of prints by more than five generations of Inuit artists. Lithographs, stonecuts, etchings, engraving, and drawings by artists such as Shuvinai Ashoona, Kenojuak Ashevak, and Pitseolak Ashoona, among many others, are internationally renowned and sought after by museums and collectors. A uniquely structured facility, Kinngait Studios is operated by the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, which is central to supporting the local community and providing artists with skills training in printmaking, painting, and carving.

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