Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic

Sept 15, 2016

The vast eastern area of the Canadian Arctic has been home to Inuit since ancient times. In 1999, Canada redrew its map for the first time in 50 years to create the new territory of Nunavut. The region encompasses most of the Canadian Arctic, reaching from Hudson Bay to the North Pole. With landscapes that range from stark vistas to mountains and fiords, it is a territory of extraordinary variety and beauty.

Our Land, or “Nunavut” in Inuktitut, is the WAG’s inaugural exhibition of the Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collections, recently on long-term loan to the WAG. This special presentation is expanded by the WAG to include an even wider selection of sculptures, prints, artifacts, photographs, films, and textiles. More…