MINE YOUR IMAGINATION: The Cape Dorset Mural Project
April 16 - June 13, 2014, Installed April 2015
Cape Dorset (Kinngait), Nunavut
PA System x Parr Etidloie and Audi Qinnuayuak
In partnership with the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op and Kinngait Studios, we painted a mural that honours the creative hands of Cape Dorset. Youth artists Parr and Audi contributed fantastic, giant bird heads to the collaboration. We created hands in the mural by making original linocut prints, and projecting and painting them cut-for-cut: our way of giving a nod to the inspiring printmaking in Kinngait, past and present.
The West Baffin Eskimo Co-op generously donated our mural to Sam Pudlat School, the elementary school in Cape Dorset.
Reference for the stonecutter's hands: photograph by Bill Ritchie.
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Chalmers Family Fund, and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Thank you to First Air: The Airline of the North.
A special thanks to everyone who contributed to the Indiegogo Campaign, Well and Good, Bill Ritchie, Jason Paul, Joemie Tapaungai, and Peter Pitseolak School staff.