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Kinngait’s forgotten textiles: Out of storage, into the spotlight – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 202215 Views

Nov 22, 2022

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If not for a happy accident in 2016, an important piece of the cultural legacy of art and art production in Kinngait might have stayed hidden forever.

“Quite literally, a box fell on me in our storage area in the office in Toronto,” said William Huffman, marketing manager for the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, which includes Dorset Fine Arts in Toronto and Kinngait Studios in Nunavut.

The long-forgotten printed textiles have been incorporated into an exhibition that was launched in December 2019. They reveal the work of a group of Inuit artists and printmakers who produced the bold graphic textiles in Kinngait in the 1950s and 1960s.

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