Catalogue Launch: Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios


Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios Exhibition Catalogue Launch
Tuesday November 17, 2020 4–5:15 pm
Online through Zoom

Celebrate the launch of the catalogue for the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibition Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios. You will meet the project partners and contributors whose voices speak to the history and impact of the fabric printing initiative of the 1950s and 60s, and its continued relevance today. You will hear from Kinngait Studios artists and printmakers and see images of these captivating fabrics, and more!

Speakers include:

  • Pauloosie Kowmageak, West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative President and Project Partner
  • William Huffman of Dorset Fine Arts
  • Heather Igloliorte, Project Advisor
  • Emma Quin, Textile Museum of Canada Executive Director
  • Roxane Shaughnessy, Curatorial Lead
  • Anna Richard, catalogue essay contributor
  • Nakasuk Alariaq, scholar and essay author, “Miksurtaq (Let’s Sew): Sewing Initatives in Sikusiilaq”
  • Jennifer Burgess and Norman Vorano, essay authors, “‘Even Banks Have Large Windows That All Need Drapes’: Marketing Canada in Kinngait Textiles”
  • Tarralik Duffy of Ugly Fish
  • Martha Kyak of Inuk Chic
  • Nooks Lindell of Hinaani Design

We invite you to participate in this exciting event and hear about the remarkable story of this short-lived initiative from the 1950s and 60s, and experience this important and previously unrecognized artistic legacy of the Kinngait artists and printmakers.

Order the catalogue: email

Image: Mary Samuellie Pudlat (1923-2001), Fish and Shadows, 1950s-1960s; Linen; screen printed. On loan from the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, T2017.20.4


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The Textile Museum of Canada has been building cultural understanding through the universal medium of textiles since 1975. Connecting international textile traditions to contemporary art and design, this national museum is one of Canada’s most engaging arts institutions. The Museum’s permanent collection spans 2,000 years and consists of over 15,000 artifacts from about 200 countries and regions, uniquely positioning the Museum to speak to global culture as well as our increasingly global communities. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the Textile Museum of Canada is recognized for its innovation in the development of landmark educational, research, and creative initiatives.