Artist Talk: Contemporary sculptor of a great tradition | Ning Ashoona

May 5, 2022 - May 5, 2022

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 12 PM to 1 PM
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In the context of the exhibition Ashoona: Enduring Art Stories, La Guilde is pleased to invite sculptor Ningeosiaq Ashoona for a virtual artist talk. Granddaughter of renowned carver Qaqaq Ashoona and established graphic artist Mayoreak Ashoona, Ningeosiaq Ashoona is one of the only full-time female carvers based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut). Born in this great family of artists, she presents her biography, as well as the subjects that inspire her work. Whether it is through her sculptures depicting computer desks, elegant loons or complex transformations, Ningeosiaq Ashoona explores a variety of traditional and contemporary subjects. The meeting ends with a question period during which you can learn more about the artist and her detailed works. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet this Kinngait artist whose remarkable mastery is evident in every sculpture!

Raised on the land of Saturituk on the southern coast of Baffin Island (NU), Ningeosiaq Ashoona has been a professional carver based in Kinngait for almost 25 years. Hailing from a family of master carvers and praised graphic artists, she learned to carve using hand tools by watching her grandparents. In the subjects of her work, she draws inspiration from Arctic wildlife, her childhood on the land, and her daily life. Known for her slender, and delicate loon sculptures, she works with power and hand tools and polishes her soapstone sculptures to a high lustre which gives the impression that the animals just emerged from the water. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, England and Switzerland, among others, at institutions such as the Albers Gallery of Inuit Art (San Francisco, USA) and the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver (BC).

Photos : (Portrait) Ningeosiaq Ashoona and Kellipalik Ashoona © Kuzy Curley; (Works) Computer Desk ; Pitseolak Ashoona Resting © La Guilde.

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May 5, 2022 - May 5, 2022


Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost - free

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Marie-Hélène Naud

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La Guilde

April 26, 2022