53rd annual Cape Dorset Inuit print collection


Fish Story by Kavavow Mannomee. Stonecut & Stencil. Image: Galerie Elca London Ltée.The release of the Cape Dorset print collection has been an annual art event in Canada for over 50 years. On Friday, the 53rd edition of the collection was released in galleries across Canada.

The prints are produced by Inuit artists working in the Canadian North. Their depictions of everything from traditional hunting and Inuit legends to social problems and environmental concerns have given art collectors around the world a window into life in the Canadian Arctic.

Last week, I interviewed a Canadian gallery owner about the collection and its continuing popularity in the art world.

To listen to the interview at rcinet.ca, click here

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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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