Inuit Art On-Line Onsite Gallery, November 28th 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm

This public symposium convenes a panel of Inuit artists and scholars to discuss the role and importance of materiality in the creation and presentation of Inuit art. Discussions additionally explore how the social, cultural and environmental complexity embedded in material artworks might be expressed and navigated through digital representation as part of the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art, a new digital arts portal being created in partnership between OCAD U’s Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge and Onsite Gallery.

Featured symposium speakers include:

Krista Ulujuk Zawadski:
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski was raised in Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet) and currently calls Rankin Inlet her home. Zawadski is a curator of Inuit Art for the Government of Nunavut, and a PhD student at Carleton University. Her education and career bridge Arctic anthropology and museology, and advocate for increased Inuit access to collections.

Nyla Innukshuk:
Nyla Innukshuk is a film director, writer, producer, and CEO of Mixtape VR, a 360 and Virtual Reality production company. She was born in Igloolik, raised in Iqaluit, and received a degree in film production from Ryerson University in 2009. Her films and immersive works are often portraits of Inuit and Indigenous life across the Arctic.

Couzyn van Heuvelen:
Couzyn van Heuvelen is a sculptor and installation artist from Iqaluit, and is currently based in Bowmanville. Van Heuvelen received his MFA from NSCAD University. His
works draw from both art history and Inuit life, fusing traditional practices and forms with contemporary materials and fabrication processes.



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