“New Raw” Artists Featured in Vancouver Exhibition

Jutai Toonoo and Jamasie Pitseolak, two of Canada’s most prominent Northern artists, will be in Vancouver this weekend. They’re in town for the launch of Sweet Innovation; an exhibition of Northern art at the Marion Scott Gallery.

Other featured artists include Cape Dorset’s Kenojuak Ashevak and Baker Lake’s Tony Anguhalluq.

Eye on the Arctic visitors may remember Jutai Toonoo from The New Raw series we filmed last year in Cape Dorset, Nunavut exploring the changing face of Northern art.

You can view our feature video with Toonoo here.

Our feature video with Ashevak is here.

The weekend kicks off with a panel discussion between the artists and Norman Vorano, the curator of contemporary Inuit art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Québec.

You can read more about the exhibition and panel discussion here.


Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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