Cape Dorset, an Inuit community in Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut. Carver Toonoo Sharky has lived and worked here most of his life. (Travis Burke/CBC)

Conversation with Inuk carver Toonoo Sharky – Eye on the Arctic video archive

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Carving is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about northern art.

But just like other art forms in the Arctic, carving is evolving and changing.

Toonoo Sharky is a longtime carver and has developed an instantly recognizable style that’s become a favourite of collectors.

In fact, it’s hard to find an Inuit art gallery in Canada, that doesn’t have his work as part of their collection.

In this video from our Eye on the Arctic archive, Toonoo Sharky talks to us about his craft and his hopes for the next generation of northern carvers.

Related Links:

Canada: Canadian Heritage to contribute funding to travelling Kenojuak Ashevak exhibition, Eye on the Arctic

United States: Inuit carvings head to Northern Canada after decades in California, CBC News


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