1st exhibit at Winnipeg Art Gallerys Qaumajuq show

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1st exhibit at Winnipeg Art Gallery's Qaumajuq showcases Inuit art forms old and new | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

The common view of Inuit art centres around breathtaking soapstone carvings,?sculptures and printmaking,?but in reality, the body of work is as wide as the tundra is vast.

Thousands of traditional and cutting edge works of Inuit art will be on display to the general public starting March 27, when Qaumajuq, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s new Inuit Art Centre, officially opens.

CBC News profiled nine artist who have work?in the?inaugural exhibit,?INUA?— a name that means “spirit” or “life force”?in many Arctic dialects, according to the WAG, and is also an acronym for Inuit Nunangat Ungammuaktut Atautikkut?— or “Inuit Moving Forward TogetherThe Olympics are set to open in just under three months, entailin,” a name that?reflects?the curator’s vision forprince_edward_island?Qaumajuqopens schools - Today News Post.

Their pieces will be showcased?alongside others from the WAG’s 14,000-work collection from the North, including 7,400 on long-term loan from the Nunavut government.?

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