To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day and as part of
Banff Gallery Hop - Celebrating Banff Iniskim Cross-Cultural PowWow
-a feature of works from the gallery collection, which we will continue to update.
Our collection of contemporary and historical works by Indigenous Inuit artists originate from many different artists and collections.
Henry Evaluardjuk (1923-2007)
Unknown artist - Walrus
Norman Qumuaqtuq (1948-2014)
Inukjuak - Port Harrison
Great Whale River - Kuujjuarapik
Sanikiluaq - Belcher Islands
Cape Dorset serpentine ranges in color from light yellow-green to black. Although a hard stone, in skilled hands the serpentine offers the opportunity to achieve flowing forms, lines bold and delicate, as well as a glistening, elegant finish. Sites for finding the stone are many miles east of Dorset.