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Last chance to see Tunirrusiangit!

August 2nd, 2018

A display of merchandise featuring works from Tunirrusiangit

Image by the AGO.

Have you seen our major exhibition Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak yet? Closing Sunday, August 12, this remarkable exhibition brings together the superb prints and drawings of two generations of incredible Inuit artists. Don’t miss the exhibition that the Toronto Star called a “star-making display of Inuit art.”

Co-curated by a team of Inuit artists, who wove poetry, storytelling and video through the exhibition, Tunirrusiangit honours the legacy of Ashevak and Pitsiulak with a contemporary lens. It’s also the biggest exhibition of Inuit art ever at the AGO and the first time Inuit art has been exhibited in the Sam & Ayala Zacks Pavilion – the AGO’s largest gallery space.

Already seen the extraordinary exhibition? It’s worth checking out again because 12 works by Ashevak were recently added to Tunirrusiangit. (There are limits to how long works on paper can be in light. So these latest works were just brought into the show – and they are stunning.)

We recently chatted with Georgiana Uhlyarik, the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, about some of the exquisite art you’ll see in Tunirrusiangit. Check out the video here:

Loved the exhibition and want to find a way to bring it home? Visit the pop-up shop on Level 2 where you can pick up T-shirts, tote bags, prints and more featuring artworks by Ashevak and Pitsiulak. You can also buy carvings created by other fantastic Inuit artists. Here are some of our favourite pieces available for sale in shopAGO:

Kenojuak Ashevak’s Luminous Char T-Shirt

A t shirt with a colourful drawing of a fish on it

Reproduction on shirt, from original: Kenojuak Ashevak, Luminous Char, 2008. Stonecut, stencil, Overall: 51.1 × 63.8 cm. Courtesy of Dorset Fine Arts. © Estate of Kenojuak Ashevak.

 

Inuit Art from Cape Dorset Colouring Book

A colouring book cover featuring a drawing of an owl and other birds

Inuit Art from Cape Dorset, 2009, Pomegranate Communications

 

Kenojuak Ashevak’s Bird of the Summer Land Notecard Box

A book of notecards with a colourful drawing of a bird on the cover.

Reproduction from original: Kenojuak Ashevak, Bird of the Summer Land, 1979. Stonecut paper on sand, 62.2 x 78.3 cm. Gift of Samuel and Esther Sarick, Toronto, 2002 © Estate of Kenojuak Ashevak

 

Tim Pitsiulak’s Swimming Bear Mug

A white mug with Pitsiulak's Swimming Bear on it.

Reproduction on mug, from original: Tim Pitsiulak, Swimming Bear, 2016. Black ink and coloured pencil on paper, Overall: 74.9 × 105.4 cm. Purchased with funds donated by Greg Latremoille, 2017. © Estate of Tim Pitsiulak.

 

Kenojuak Ashevak’s Enchanted Owl Shawl

A shawl featuring Ashevak's Enchanted Owl, a red and black drawing of an owl

Reproduction on shawl, from original: Kenojuak Ashevak, The Enchanted Owl, 1960. Stonecut on paper, 59.7 × 65 cm. Gift of Samuel and Esther Sarick, Toronto, 2002. © Estate of Kenojuak Ashevak

 

Tim Pitsiulak’s Swimming Bear Puzzle

A puzzle case featuing Pitsiulak's drawing Swimming Bear on the front

Reproduction on tin, from original: Tim Pitsiulak, Swimming Bear, 2016. Black ink and coloured pencil on paper, Overall: 74.9 × 105.4 cm. Purchased with funds donated by Greg Latremoille, 2017. © Estate of Tim Pitsiulak.

 

Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, open now until August 12, is free with General Admission.

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