Pangnirtung Print Collection 2018

For the first time since 2011, the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts in Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU, unveiled a new print collection in 2018 as part of the Nunavut Arts Festival in Iqaluit, NU.

This year’s offering features 18 unique works by Eena AngmarlikTim AlivaktukLeetia AlivaktukElisapee IshulutaqMay LonsdaleJolly AtagoyukJoel ManiapikDavid PoiseyAndrew QappikAnnie Naulalik QappikPiona Keyuakjuk and Mathewsie Maniapik that range from vast landscapes to intimate scenes. The collection will be is available now and was printed by Eena Angmarlik, Leetia Alivaktuk, Jolly Atagoyuk, Andrew Qappik, Annie Naulalik Qappik and Piona Keyuakjuk.

Established in the late 1960s, the Pangnirtung Print shop released the first annual Pangnirtung Print Collection in 1973 through what is now the Arctic Co-operatives Limited. This inaugural collection was carried in fine art galleries across North America with additional collections released between 1975 and 1980 as well as between 1983 and 1988. While production slowed during the late 1980s, a resurgence of printmaking in Pangnirtung was spurred by the incorporation of the Uqqurmiut Inuit Artists Association in 1988. Replacing the former Pangnirtung Print Collection, the Association relaunched in 1992 and produced an annual collection until 2011.