Award-winning Inuit textiles exhibition now on display at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie


The award-winning Inuit textile exhibition ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles by Kinngait Studios is now on view at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

Printed Textiles tells the story of a group of Inuit who produced these textiles in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) in the 1950s and 1960s. Social change at this time was known to interfere with relationships and language on the territory.

The exhibition is organized by the Textile Museum of Canada in collaboration with the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative. Kinngait Studios’ Printed Textiles exhibit won a 2021 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums.

In a press release, curators of the Manar Abo Touk Exhibits and Collections said they were delighted to have the award-winning exhibit in Grande Prairie.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Roxane and the Textile Museum team to bring this incredible exhibit to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and share its story with our community.”

The new exhibit features more than 60 textiles, including paper prints, archival photographs and works by three Inuit fashion designers. It will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie until September 18.


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