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Stunningly beautiful’: Exhibit of Kenojuak Ashevak’s art opens in Newfoundland outport – CBC

Aug 08, 2023

A unique opportunity to see the work of an art icon in Atlantic Canada

This summer, the English Harbour Arts Centre in Trinity Bay is host to 30 rarely seen works of art by renowned Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak.

The exhibit is part of a cross-country tour organized by the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, which Ashevak was a founding member of.

“It’s been from Kelowna all the way here to English Harbour,” said William Huffman, the curator of the exhibit.

“Kenojuak Ashevak is arguably the most important Inuit artist, but also I think one of the most important Canadian artists,” Huffman said. “Her work is extremely iconic. It’s appeared on postage stamps, it’s appeared on currency.”

He said the tour began with an original display of the exhibit at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Kinngait, Nunavut.

“The exhibit was meant to commemorate the the lasting impact that Kenojuak has had on the community.” Huffman said. “It was so successful in its Arctic iteration that we started working with the Department of Heritage to look at a national tour of the exhibition.”

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