Artists of Puvirnituq

Located 4 km from Povungnituk Bay, on the north shore of the major river by the same name, Puvirnituq is surrounded by an expansive plateau. It is located on the eastern shore of The Hudson’s Bay in the eastern Arctic.

Bertha Anauta

(1933 - )

Works by this artist are in the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia.

Pauloosie Sivuak


Sivuak’s early concentration, in the late 1940s into the 50s, was on carving. These early works are made from locally quarried steatite (a high-grade talc or soapstone). Best known for his fluid, realistic sculptures of birds, otters, bears and other arctic animals, he was later an acknowledged printmaker, who enjoyed experimenting with different materials such as linocut and cardboard cut techniques. As his attention shifted from carving, there was a marked increase in his printmaking activity: between 1982 and 1986 he contributed a profusion of drawings that were translated into forty two (42) prints within five (5) print collections.