ᐃᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᑦ - ᐃᓱᒪᑐᓂᖅ − ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑕᑯᔭᒃᓴᑦ 

uvanga and imagine if

Legislative Assembly of Nunavut Gallery, Iqaluit, Nunavut

ᐋᖅᑭᑦᓱᐃᔩᒃ: ᒫᑎ ᒪᒃᓂᐊ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᐅᕋ ᒪᒃᓂᐊ−ᓛᓐᑐᕆ  // Curators: Sarah McNair-Landry and Matty McNair

ᐅᑯᐊ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑭᓐᖓᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᔭᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓯᓐᓈᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 2016 ᐅᐱᕐᖔᖓᓂ.  ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᑎᓐᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᒐᓚᖕᓄᑦ,  ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᓚᐅᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᖁᓕᓕᒫᖓ ᓈᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. 

This body of work was created by youth in Kinngait during Embassy of Imagination's annual workshops in Spring of 2016. The work explores different approaches to printmaking that expands the scope of the printmaking processes for which Kinngait is known. The youth worked in a studio environment together over several weeks, also creating together a mural on the entire ceiling of their Community Hall where they hosted the annual Embassy of Imagination exhibition. 

ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑏᑦ:  ᐹ ᔫᓯᐱ, ᓛᓴᐅᓛᓯ ᐊᑭᓱᒃ, ᓰ ᑕᖅᑭᐊᓱᒃ, ᐊᐅᑎ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ, ᒧᐃᓯ ᕗᕌᖕᒃ, ᔫᓯᐊᑕ ᐋᕆᐊᔅ, ᑖᓂᐊᓕ ᕿᐊᑦᓱᒃ, ᐃᔨᕙᓪᓗᖅ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᒃ, ᓵᑭ ᓄᓇ, ᔮᓂ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᒃ, ᕼᐋᓕ ᔫᓯᐱ, ᔪᐊᓇᓯ ᑐᓂᓕ, ᑭᐊᕙᓐ ᕿᒥᖅᐱᒃ, ᔫᓯ ᓴᐃᓚ, ᓲᓯ ᓴᐃᓚ, ᓵᓚᒨᓂ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ, ᐹᑐᓕᒃ ᑖᒻᓴᓐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓕᒃᓴ ᕼᐊᑕᓇᑲ

Artists: Parr Josephee, Lachaolasie Akesuk, Cie Taqiasuk, Aoudi Qinnayuaq, Moises Frank, Julieta Arias, Daniel Qiatsuk, Ezeevalu Samayualie, Saaki Nuna, Johnny Samayualie, Harry Josephee, Joanasie Tunnillie, Kevin Qimirpik, Josie Saila, Susie Saila, Salomonie Ivaluajuk, Patrick Thompson and Alexa Hatanaka

ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒍᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑦᓴᕐᓂᑕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᖓᓐᓂ

We would like to acknowledge the Government of Nunavut’s Culture and Heritage Program

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ᑕᐃᒎᑎᐊ: ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒌᖕᒥᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᑐᕌᒐᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ 

ᐅᓇ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᖕᓄᑦ 14 ᐊᒻᒪ 18 ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᓄᑦ, ᐹ ᔫᓯᐱᐅᑉ ᐊᑖᑕᑦᑎᐊᖓ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᓯᓐᖑᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᖁᒥᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᒧᑕᐅᔭᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᑎᐅᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᔭᒥᓂᒃ.  ᐅᓇ ᐊᑐᓪᓚᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᓕᒃ, ᑕᕝᕙᓂᑦᓴᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᓂᕐᔪᑎᓐᖑᐊᓂᒃ ᓂᕿᒋᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑎᒋᔭᖏᑦ.  ᐹᓕ ᐃᓱᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᖅᓯᐅᕋᓗᐊᕈᑎᒃ ᓴᓐᖏᔫᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ.

ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑏᑦ:  ᐹ ᔫᓯᐱ, ᓛᓴᐅᓛᓯ ᐊᑭᓱᒃ, ᓰ ᑕᖅᑭᐊᓱᒃ, ᐊᐅᑎ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ, ᒧᐃᓯ ᕗᕌᖕᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᔫᓯᐊᑕ ᐋᕆᐊᔅ

ᑖᓐᓇ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓴᓇᓐᖑᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ.

Piliriqatigiinniq

Parr Josephee, Lachaolasie Akesuk, Cie Taqiasuk, Aoudi Qinnayuaq, Moises Frank and Julieta Arias

Embassy of Imagination public mural in partnership with Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association and Mural Routes, 76 Church St, Toronto, 2015

This public mural by youth aged 14-18 features a drawing by Parr Josephee of his grandfather carrying his broken down snowmobile back to the community. This is a true story, which in combination with the many country food animals drawn by the other youth, for Parr means that Inuit are strong even when things are hard. 

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ᐅᕙᖓ (ᑮᓇᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᖅᓯᔪᑦ)

2016−ᒥ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᑮᓇᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔪᐊᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑕᕕᓃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᖕᓄᑦ 12 ᐊᒻᒪ 19 ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ.  ᐃᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᑲᑕᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓴᓇᓯᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ.  ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᒡᒐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᐃᑦ.  ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ, ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᓯᓵᒐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ 2017−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ  

Uvanga (self-portrait)

Created in 2016, this series of expressive self-portraits were created by youth aged 12-19 by photographing each other and working through the process of reductive relief printmaking using 

linoleum blocks. The prints are printed by hand. These prints along with others, were exhibited at Square One in Mississauga in 2017 and the Theatre Centre in Toronto. 

 Cie Taqiasuk with his reductive linocut self-portrait

Cie Taqiasuk with his reductive linocut self-portrait

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ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑏᒃ: ᐃᔨᕙᓪᓗᖅ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓕᒃᓴ ᕼᐊᑕᓇᑲ, 2016

ᐅᓇ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᔨᕙᓪᓗᖅ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᖕᒧᑦ 13−ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ (ᓴᐅᒥᐊᓃᑦᑐᖅ), ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᔨᕙᓪᓗᓐᖑᐊᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᓕᒃᓴ ᕼᐊᓇᑲᒧᑦ (ᑕᓕᖅᐱᐊᓃᑦᑐᖅ).  ᐅᓇ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑕᖅ ᓇᑎᒃᓴᔭᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᒡᒐᒧᓪᓗ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ. 

This print is a both a self-portrait of Ezeevalu Samayualie which he did at age 13 (left), and a portrait of Ezeevalu by EOI co-founder Alexa Hatanaka (right). It is a reductive relief print using linoleum, printed by hand. 

ᑕᐃᒎᓯᖅᓯᒪᓐᖏᑦᑐᖅ

ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑏᒃ: ᔮᓂ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᑐᕆᒃ ᑖᒻᓴᓐ, 2016

ᐅᓇ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᖅ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ 15-ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᔮᓂ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᐹᑐᓕᒃ ᑖᒻᓴᓐᒧᑦ.  ᑖᔅᓱᒥᖓ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᓚᐅᖅᑑᒃ ᓂᑭᑦᑖᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᑐᕐᓇᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᐸᓗᖓᐃᔭᖅᓯᒪᓐᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ.  

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Artists: Johnny Samayualie and Patrick Thompson, 2016

This drawing was created by 15 year-old Johnny Samayualie and EOI co-founder Patrick Thompson. They took turns drawing, communicating only through the drawing, without a plan. 

ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᐃᑦ

ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓖᑦ 13 ᐊᒻᒪ 15 ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓇᒡᕚᖅᑕᕕᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᓂᒃ ᑭᔾᔭᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᓴᓇᔭᖏᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᓂᕐᔪᑎᓐᖑᐊᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓐᖑᐊᑦ, ᐃᓄᖕᓄᓪᓗ ᓴᓇᕐᕈᑎᑐᖃᕕᓂᓐᖑᐊᑦ.

ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎ: ᑖᓂᐊᓕ ᕿᑦᓱᐊᓕᒃ, ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎ: ᐃᔨᕙᓪᓗᖅ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᒃ, ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎ: ᓵᑭ ᓄᓇ, ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎ: ᐃᔨᕙᓪᓗᖅ ᓴᒪᔪᐊᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᔮᓂ ᓴᐃᒪᔪᐊᓕᒃ, ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ

Cyanotype prints

The youth aged 13-15 used collage with found materials, drawing and paper-cutting to create these cyanotype prints (prints created using the sun) featuring imagined creatures and scenes, and traditional tools. 

Artists: Daniel Qiatsuk, Ezeevalu Samayualie, Saaki Nuna, Ezeevalu Samayualie and Johnny Samayualie, David Pudlat, Annie Oshutsiaq and Alexa Hatanaka

ᐸᐃᑉᐹᓂᒃ ᑭᔾᔭᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᖅ

ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎ:  ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ

ᐅᑯᐊ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᓂᒃ ᑭᔾᔭᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ 13−ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᐸᓪᓗᕐᒧᑦ.  ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᔫᓕᐊᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᓐᖔᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᒐᔭᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᓚᓐᑕᓐ ᐃᖕᓚᒥ.

Paper Cut Outs

Artist: David Pudlat

These paper- cuts were made by the 13-year old artist David Pudlat for an animation project that is part of the new Polar Worlds exhibition opening at the National Maritime Museum in London, England.