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Quick Hits: Textile Revelations

Eagle’s Shadow, 2018.Wool felt and embroidery floss on wool duffel, 57.5 x 80 in. via Galleries West

Nunavut artist Janet Nungnik’s textile works are on exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection through August, the artist’s solo museum debut. With their radiant colour and ravishingly detailed handiwork, these works celebrate the joys of life in the North.

Nungnik’s embroidered and appliqued images tell the story of her life and that of her people, the Padlermiut, a small group of inland- dwelling Inuit whose traditional territory lay to the south of Baker Lake, Nunavut – exhibition notes.

Revelations, the exhibition, more information here.

At Marion Scott Gallery, here.



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  1. Okay, THAT was an amazing video. A happy person, who makes happy and gorgeous art. A person how had a happy childhood, loves her brother and is HAPPY. Hardly know what to say. Thank you.


      • Yes, when I first looked at her art, I thought it was “nice,” but once I heard the story and she explained the one with the young people dancing and feeling alone — WELL, it made so much more sense understanding her thought process. ALSO, my Italian grandmother did the 3D tapestries like she does. I have two of them, one my grandmother did was of a farm where the lady has two hair braids, the yellow yarn for braids sticks out from the tapestry, then there is a dog with floppy ears that stick out, and many other moving parts. So, this artist’s tapestries brought back wonderful memories for me. Thank you for sharing.

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