Inuit Linocuts


Traditionally, Inuit graphic artists expressed their creativity by etching and carving on natural materials such as stone, bone and ivory; by sewing beautiful and intricate decorations on their clothing; and by creating elaborate face and body tattoos.

Inuit artists have used printmaking to illustrate Inuit myths and history, as well as Arctic animals, and to document traditional ways of life and a changing cultural and social landscape. Their work has captured the attention of art lovers around the world and has become an economic mainstay of Cape Dorset and a few other Inuit communities.

Join Nancy in this fabulous introductory workshop.



nancy saunders, inuit linocuts, workshop, indigenous women's arts conference, pass the feather. aboriginal arts Collective of canadaNiap (Nancy Saunders) is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist whose work has been collected by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Avataq Cultural Institute among others. Based in Montréal, QC, Nancy divides her time between Montréal and her home, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Niap is an advocate for her community and culture. As a teenager she walked from Duncan, BC to Ottawa, ON, to raise awareness for Indigenous youth suicide prevention. Nancy is a throat singer and has performed at several events including a 2014 ceremony in Quebec that recognized throat singing as a form of intangible heritage under the Cultural Heritage Act.

Nancy is a highly exhibited artist, her first group show was Ullumimut – Between Tradition and Innovation at Montreal’s McClure Gallery. She also received the Inuit Art Foundation’s Virginia J. Watt Scholarship. Her installation Katajjausivallaat, le rythme bercé (2018), which was exhibited at OBORO Gallery in Montreal, QC, was later acquired by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in August 2018.

Nancy is an amazing workshop facilitator and we are honoured to have her back to our conference this year. She will once again introduce linocuts and printmaking to beginning printmakers.

Indigenous Women's Arts Conference, Pass The Feather, schedule, Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada

Additional information

Workshop Date and Time

Sunday March 29 | 9am to 4pm

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