April 20, 2020
Spring Print Release: Quvianaqtuk Pudlat
Inuit Artist Creative Residency partnership with Kinngait West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative Studios (WBEC) and Dorset Fine Arts (DFA)
We are delighted to announce the availability of two screenprints made by Quvianaqtuk Pudlat during his Inuit Artist Creative Residency at Open Studio. The residency was made possible with support from West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.
Read some fantastic coverage of Quvianaqtuk’s residency in the Globe and Mail HERE
Already a celebrated artist for his striking drawings, stonecuts and carvings of Arctic birds and wildlife, Quvianaqtuk’s two-week residency at Open Studio allowed him to explore the medium of screenprint for the first time. Each separate colour layer for these two Playful Fox screenprints was hand-drawn by Quvianaqtuk and printed with Nicholas Shick and Jess Palmer.
The Inuit Artist Creative Residency celebrates the sharing of knowledge and facilities between Open Studio and the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, facilitating exchange between the North and South. Quvianaqtuk’s residency forms part of Open Studio’s 50th anniversary programming, celebrating the studio’s connection with Cape Dorset, which stretches back as far as the 1970s, and our ongoing partnership with West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.
All proceeds from the sale of these prints are split 50/50 between both organizations, ensuring that this level of cultural and creative exchange can continue into the future. The 2020 Inuit Artist Creative Residency is generously sponsored by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.