Sun, Feb 04|
Glenbow at the Edison
Calgary MQG Field Trip! - Printed Textile Exhibit at the Glenbow
Join us as we get together to see ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios Please register using the email link provided.
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Glenbow at the Edison, 150 9 Ave SW 2nd Floor, Calgary, AB T2P 3H9, Canada
About the Event
ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios presents the little-known story of a group of artists and printmakers who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset), Nunavut in the 1950s and ’60s—a period of social change that disrupted traditional language and relationships to the land.
Made for interior décor during a period when artist-designed textiles were popular in North America and Europe, these mid-century designs depict legends, stories and traditional ways of life. They provide vital points of connection between contemporary Inuit community members and the creativity and resourcefulness of previous generations.