Photo: Barry Pottle


curatorial, digital, photography

Artistic Community:

Ottawa, ON




Barry Pottle is a photographer who was born in North West River, Labrador, grew up in Kiakiak, Nunatsiavut and has called Ottawa home for the past 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Aboriginal Studies from Carleton University, as well as an electrical trades certificate. Pottle’s work documents and explores contemporary issues surrounding Inuit culture, identity, and tradition, as well as the documenting the realities of urban Inuit populations. His work has been shown throughout Canada and the United States, and he has participated in numerous conference panels, nationwide. In addition to his artistic practice, Pottle is a curator and community activist. He works closely with Aboriginal artists in his community to provide them with photographic documentation of their work; he is a member of the Labrador Inuit Association and the Labrador Heritage Society; and has sat on the board of both the Tungasuvvingat Inuit Community Centre and the Inuit Head Start Program.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Artist’s Choice: Jennie Williams Winter 2016 Barry Pottle
Contemporary Traditions in Inuit Art Summer 2001 Barry Pottle
New Artists, New Media, New Techniques Spring 2011 Marybelle Mitchell


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Inspiring Change September 2014 Canadian Human Rights Museum
Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations Sept 2016 - Feb 2017 Anchorage Museum
raise the flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection Sept - Dec 2017 OCADU Onsite

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada
Carleton University Art Gallery Ottawa, ON, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

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November 21, 2017 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 12, 2017 Created by: Jaclyn Kendall