The Art Gallery of Sudbury presents a new exhibition of Inuit prints

The Art Gallery of Sudbury invites you to view a new exhibition of 60 prints by 27 Inuit artists titled First Sign of Spring: Inuit Prints from the Collections 1959 – 1970.

The exhibition opened on March 16, but will run until April 30, so there is plenty of time to visit.

First Sign of Spring features works by artists such as Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Kananginak Pootoogook and Helen Kalvak.

Scenes from daily life in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) and Ulukhaqtuuq (Holman Island), as well as depictions of spirits, dreams and images of transformation are depicted.

After recognizing the talent of Inuit artisans, James Houston introduced printmaking techniques from Japan to Kinngait in the late 1950s, which led to the formation of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in 1959.

Inspired by the works produced in Kinngait, Father Henri Tardy, OMI, helped found the Holman Island Cooperative in 1961. For more than 60 years, Inuit artists from the communities of Kinngait and Ulukhaqtuuq have been designing, printing and selling original works of art. .

The exhibition was produced by the Art Gallery of Sudbury with generous funding from the Government of Canada.

How to visit: Pre-book your visit online at or call 705-675-4871 to make your reservation.

The Art Gallery of Sudbury is adhering to all Public Health Sudbury & District recommendations regarding public visitation, including masks, provided as needed, social distancing and hand sanitizer stations.

Gallery touchpoints are sanitized between visits.

The Art Gallery of Sudbury is located at 251 John Street.

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