Feature Interview: The return of Inuit Art Quarterly (Audio)

The cover of the new, relaunched Inuit Art Quarterly. (Courtesy Inuit Art Quarterly)
The cover of the new, relaunched Inuit Art Quarterly. (Courtesy Inuit Art Quarterly)
Inuit Art Quarterly, long regarded as one of the most important sources of information on the art and artists of Canada’s North, is back.

The magazine was launched in 1986. But it stopped publishing in 2012 after the Inuit Art Foundation, responsible for the publication, shut down.

But now, Inuit Art Quarterly is back with a new issue focusing on reknowed Inuit aritst Kenojuak Ashevak who died in 2013.

Upcoming issues will focus on themes as diverse as circumpolar arts or the work and artists of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit self-governing region in the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Eye on the Arctic’s Eilís Quinn finds out more from Christine Lalonde, chair of Inuit Art Quarterly’s editorial board:

Watch The New Raw, an Eye on the Arctic documentary on the changing face of Inuit art in Canada’s North:

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Inuit Art Quarterly

Independent Inuit art org abruptly shuts down, Nunatsiaq News

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning 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 murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

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

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

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."

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