Inez
Shiwak

Photo: Inez Shiwak
Inez
Shiwak

Medium:

film, seal skin, textile

Artistic Community:

Rigolet, NL

Date of Birth:

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1977

Work

Biography

Inez Shiwak is a seamstress, video artist and producer from Rigolet, NL who also works as a researcher and activist. Shiwak learned her skills as a seamstress from her mother, Jane Shiwak, who is one of few artists in Nunatsiavut who continues to make Inuit dolls. Shiwak first learned pattern making as a way of participating in intergenerational knowledge sharing, which is at the core of Inuit craft. She is known for her sealskin works.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Labrador life through pictures September 30, 2017 Danette Dooley
Successful symposium September 29, 2017 Danette Dooley
30 Artists to Know Fall 2017 Heather Igloliorte

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Feb 16 - May 20, 2019 Mackenzie Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut May 26 - Oct 14, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Jun 17 - Sept 10, 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Silver for One of a Kind Storytelling 2018 National Magazine Awards
Inuit Recognition Award December 2016 Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Filmography

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Title Release Date Role
Keeping Stomach Illness Out Of Rigolet August 2016 Coordinator
Where Have the Voices Gone? 2016
Attutauniujuk Nunami: Lament for the Land 2014 Consultant