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Ceramic sculpture of a man skinning a walrus

Northern Visions: Contemporary Inuit Ceramics

Thu Jun 08 to Sep 10, 2017, All Day

Lobby Display

Ceramic production in Canada’s North is unique to Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet). First introduced to this community through a government-run program in the 1960s and 70s, ceramics has experienced a resurgence over the past decades through the privately-run Matchbox Gallery.

Northern Visions illustrates how the artists of Rankin Inlet draw upon tradition to create new works that embody the attributes of the Inuit people: interconnectedness, resilience, strength, and creativity. This display highlights pieces from the Gardiner’s permanent collection and loans from a private collection, including works by Yvo Samgushak, Roger Aksadjuak, John Kurok, and Leo Napayok.