Date - Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Drawing upon the Art Gallery of Guelph’s permanent collection as well as the exhibition 150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact, Inuk Elder Piita Irniq will explore the evolving character of the North and the region’s landscape, history, and stories through the lens of some of Canada’s most significant Inuit artists, past and present.
Piita Irniq is an Inuk educator, artist, former commissioner of Nunavut, and residential school survivor. He speaks across the country and internationally of Inuit culture and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit traditional knowledge).
7 pm – doors open at 6:30; free admission
Image (detail): Pudlo Pudlat, Loon Ship with Airplanes, 1982-83, coloured pencil on paper. Purchased with funds donated by Blount Canada Ltd., with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, 1986, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Collection at the Art Gallery of Guelph.