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Qavavau Manumie

Qavavau Manumie (Inuit, born in Brandon, MB, Canada; lives in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, Canada) is an accomplished and precise printmaker who enjoys the opportunity to demonstrate printmaking techniques to young artists and visitors to the studio. His stylistic abilities range from the very literal to the more expressive in idiosyncratic work that is often amusing in its depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife, and contemporary aspects of Inuit life.

Works

Qavavau Manumie at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

“I enjoy the animals and the land, and I take what I see there to my drawings.” Manumie’s drawings of hybrid forms and entanglements—including sea creatures freeing one another from nets—are his way “of creating completely new places and strange activities that maybe trick the people who look at [them].”…

Programs

Artist Talk with Shezad Dawood, Qavavau Manumie, and Candice Hopkins

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

This conversation is set amidst Episode 5 of Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan (2017–) film cycle and Qavavau Manumie’s depictions of Arctic wildlife and contemporary Inuit life. The artists address the relationships between their work in discussion with curator Candice Hopkins. Image Credit: Qavavau Manumie, “Untitled, 1993/1994,” graphite, coloured pencil, ink, 50.7 x 65.8 cm

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