Kinngait artist’s sculpture front and centre at Winnipeg Inuit gallery – Nunatsiaq News

Kinngait artist’s sculpture front and centre at Winnipeg Inuit gallery – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202124 Views

26 January 2021

Visitors who walk through the plaza outside of Winnipeg’s soon-to-open Inuit art gallery will be met with Inuit mythology and symbolism in the form of a marble carving by Kinngait-born artist Goota Ashoona.

The sculpture was transported by crane to its permanent home in front of the gallery, named Qaumajuq, which means “it is bright, it is lit” in Inuktitut, last week.

It’s titled Tuniigusiia, meaning “the Gift” in Inuktitut, and represents the transfer of knowledge through education and storytelling, and the important role teachers play in communities, according to a news release from the gallery.

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