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Ningiukulu Teevee, The Origin of Sun and Moon

Ningiukulu Teevee, The Origin of Sun and Moon (2016), graphite, ink, colour pencil and chalk pastel [Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC, Apr 8-22]

Ningiukulu Teevee

Madrona Gallery
Victoria BC – Apr 8-22, 2017

Ningiukulu Teevee, Baby Carrier

Ningiukulu Teevee, Baby Carrier (2016), graphite, colour pencil and ink [Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC, Apr 8-22]

Ningiukulu Teevee, Busy Woman

Ningiukulu Teevee, Busy Woman (2016), graphite, colour pencil and ink [Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC, Apr 8-22]

Born on May 27, 1963 in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Ningiukulu Teevee is widely considered a leading and highly sought-after Inuit artist. As a member of the Kinngait Studios and the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, Ningiukulu first had her work published in the Cape Dorset annual print collection in 2004 when she was 41 years old. This will be her first solo exhibition in Victoria and will feature 30 drawings.

Ningiukulu wrote and illustrated a children’s book called Alego that was shortlisted for a Governer General’s Literary Award in 2009. It’s an autobiography, which tells the story of a little girl who discovers a variety of sea creatures while on a clamming expedition with her grandmother.

Ningiukulu works primarily with graphite, coloured pencils and ink to tell stories of Inuit legends, including Sedna the sea goddess, Taliilajuuq the mermaid/siren and Lumajuuq, the blind boy who was healed and empowered by a loon. Her drawings are delicately detailed, sometimes humorous, highly textured and thought provoking. She is also known for her subtle but fascinating cross-sections of modern Inuit life, most strikingly in Busy Woman, a drawing of a woman watching fashion models on a flat-screen TV while working with an ulu, the traditional knife used by Inuit women.

Christine Clark













Ningiukulu Teevee, Walrus on Pack Ice

Ningiukulu Teevee, Walrus on Pack Ice (2016), graphite, colour pencil and ink [Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC, Apr 8-22]

Ningiukulu Teevee, Merwoman

Ningiukulu Teevee, Merwoman (2016), graphite, colour pencil and ink [Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC, Apr 8-22]


 Sun, Apr 9, 2017