Photo: Kuujjuaq artist wins accolade

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Visual artist Nancy Saunders of Kuujjuaq is the 2017-2018 recipient of the $2,500 Virginia J. Watt Scholarship, awarded by the Inuit Art Foundation. Saunders, whose past work includes a large mural at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Canada Goose Arctic Gallery, is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in studio arts at Concordia University in Montreal. “My practice has been a journey for me; it has evolved and grown as I have,” she said in a Jan. 25 news release. “Initially my work consisted of simple representation of Inuit ways such as hunting, where I would simply represent a hunter with formal aspects of urban art, such as colour, composition and medium. Presently, I believe that I am now exploring the reaffirmation of the Inuit culture, reclaiming our traditions by ways of applying it to my art.” (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE IAF)


Visual artist Nancy Saunders of Kuujjuaq is the 2017-2018 recipient of the $2,500 Virginia J. Watt Scholarship, awarded by the Inuit Art Foundation. Saunders, whose past work includes a large mural at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Canada Goose Arctic Gallery, is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in studio arts at Concordia University in Montreal. “My practice has been a journey for me; it has evolved and grown as I have,” she said in a Jan. 25 news release. “Initially my work consisted of simple representation of Inuit ways such as hunting, where I would simply represent a hunter with formal aspects of urban art, such as colour, composition and medium. Presently, I believe that I am now exploring the reaffirmation of the Inuit culture, reclaiming our traditions by ways of applying it to my art.” (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE IAF)

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