4 – 18
Summer Salon : Curated
by William Huffman.
Featuring prints, drawings and sculpture from
the Cape Dorset Inuit Artists Inuit Art
Collective alongside a selection of works from
yumart gallery artists.
Dorset Fine Arts was established in 1978 as the
marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo
Cooperative. Located in Cape Dorset, Nunavut,
the cooperative is unique for its focus on the
development of the arts and artists in the
community. Among the many initiatives undertaken
by Dorset Fine Arts is the annual release of its
print collection. Each year, since 1959, the
launch of this original print compendium has
been highly anticipated, particularly the
stonecut and lithographic works. The cooperative
proudly represents the many acclaimed stone
sculptors and graphic artists who are
responsible for the distinctive aesthetic
created at Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios, the
oldest art print shop in Canada. Sales and
exhibitions of prints, drawings, and sculptures
are generated through the Dorset Fine Arts
offices in Toronto to galleries internationally.
Pudlo Pudlat, Overshadowed by a Great
Bird, 1985, lithograph 10/50, 22 x 30 in.