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2022 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Vancouver, Canada. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society has been canceled.

The WAG Qaumajuq center for Inuit art and culture opens

It’s finally happening! The Winnipeg Art Gallery is holding the grand opening of the new Qaumajuq Inuit art center on March 25-26, with the public opening on March 27.

night view of exterior looking inside

Qaumajuq, the Inuit art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Photo by Lindsay Reid

The gala opening of Qaumajuq will be a virtual event. That means everyone is invited. Events will be held during both the evening of March 25 and 26th. This virtual opening is free and accessible to all, streamed on the WAG website, social media, and through broadcasting partners. Both segments are approximately 60 minutes and start at 6:30pm CT. RSVPs are optional.

If you are in Canada, there are also preview events on these days. These are only open to the Indigenous community and WAG members. See the WAG’s website for more details.

On March 27th the Qaumajuq center opens to the public, with the inaugural exhibit INUA. The exhibit includes a wide range of work by 90 Inuit artists from across Inuit Nunangat (the Inuit homeland in Canada), including artists living in the urban south, as well work by artists from circumpolar regions like Alaska and Greenland. Work in the exhibit ranges from digital media and installation art to mixed-media sculpture, painting, textiles, photography, and more. New work commissioned for the exhibition are featured along with work drawn from existing collections that spans generations of artists.

Fortunately for those of us south of the border, INUA will be on display into December of this year.

For more information on these events and the WAG’s new Qaumajuq center, see the accompanying post on the our website or follow the links to WAG’s website.

And here’s an update from a recent visitor to Qaumajuq and a story about the current INUA exhibit