Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Sanattiaqsimajut: Inuit Art from the Carleton University Art Gallery Collection (2009)


Essays by Drew Armour, Shannon Bagg, Jennifer Cartwright, Mary-Louise Davis, Sandra Dyck, Dorothy Harley Eber, Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad, Patricia Feheley, Jennifer Gibson, Linda Grussani, Ingo Hessel, Anna Hudson, Heather Igloliorte, Marion Jackson, Robert Kardosh, Christine Lalonde, Kenneth Lister, Jenny McMaster, Melania Medd, Krystina Mierins, Marybelle Mitchell, Wendy Moir, Judith Nasby, Crystal Parsons, Marie Routledge, Leslie Boyd Ryan, Terrence Ryan, Pitaloosie Saila, Laura Schneider, Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok, Norman Vorano, Cynthia Waye, Sally Qimmiunaaq Webster, Darlene Coward Wight, Norman Zepp

232 pages, illustrated, hard cover


Winner of first prize for exhibition catalogue design in the 2009 American Association of Museum Publications Design Competition (within category of institutions with budgets less than $750,000)

Winner of 2010 Ontario Association of Art Galleries “special recognition” award in the category of art publication of the year

Sanattiaqsimajut – Inuktitut for “these things that are finely made” – is a full-colour, richly-illustrated hardcover catalogue documenting the highlights of the Carleton University Art Gallery’s rich collection of Inuit art, as described in the opening essay by general editor Sandra Dyck. Guest curator Ingo Hessel, author of the renowned Inuit Art: An Introduction has selected 125 works of Inuit art from CUAG’s collection, each of which is reproduced in the catalogue. Approximately half of the works selected are sculptures; approximately half are works on paper, including drawings and prints. Hessel has contributed an essay that discusses the works in terms of several important narrative threads that recur throughout Inuit art. The artworks are then grouped into 37 smaller topics that manifest a diverse range of approaches – thematic, biographical, formal, etc. Each topic is accompanied by a 500-word essay written by 33 invited experts in the field of Inuit art, including CUAG’s former curators of Inuit art.