A Story in Three Parts: Ashevak, Pootoogook, Isuma



Sat, Dec 4th, 2021 to Sun, Mar 27th, 2022


10:00 am to 5:00 pm


A Story in Three Parts brings together three distinct but connected narratives which explore the past and present of Inuit creative expression.

Kenojuak Ashevak (1927–2013) and Sharni Pootoogook (1922–2003) were early generation Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset) artists who became two of the first to create drawings, prints, and sculptures under the auspices of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. Both were instrumental in establishing the global importance of Canada’s Inuit art movement. Isuma was co-founded in 1990 as Canada’s inaugural Inuit-owned independent production company. Part of a new generation of Inuit cultural voices, Isuma Collective was the first delegate of Inuit heritage to represent Canada at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. The Kelowna Art Gallery will present a 37-minute Isuma-produced experimental documentary from 2020. Ataguttaluk – A Life to Live For tells the story of a woman who survived famine to become one of the most important residents of Igloolik.


Kelowna Art Gallery

1315 Water St., Kelowna


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