Wednesday, August 9
1499, Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, Québec.
Sarah was born in Kinngait, known worldwide for its Inuit art. She does katajjaq (Inuit throat singing), is a seamstress, and is heavily involved in the urban Indigenous community, having worked in the community organization sector since settling down in Montreal. She worked a lot with the community at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Her dream is to open an Inuit artistic centre where urban Inuit can create all year long, especially a well-ventilated stone carving
room, and exhibit their art..
Abelie Napartuk Jr
Abelie was raised in Puvirnituq, Nunavik and now lives in Montreal. He had a great uncle who made miniature carvings out of walrus ivory tusks and his father also made rings out of the same material. Abelie has been carving for 10 years and draws inspiration from keeping Inuit culture alive.
Johnny was born and raised in Kinngait, Nunavut. Kinngait is world renown for Inuit soapstone carving. Johnny learned carving from his grand-father and from other artists in the community. He has been carving for over 30 years and draws inspiration from the stone itself.
Simiuni was born in Ivujivik, Nunavik and grew up in Montreal. He learned carving from observing carvers around him in Montreal. He has been carving for 8 years and draws inspiration from nature and at times from his partner.
Mary est née à Iqaluit, NU. Elle a été entourée de sculpteurs Inuit toute sa vie, provenant d’une famille de sculpteurs (son père et ses oncles). Mary est à Montréal depuis 19 ans. Elle tire de l’inspiration de son père. Elle est connue pour ses sculptures de Inuksuk.