Photo: Qavavau Manumie


drawing, printmaking

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Brandon, MB



Qavavau Manumie is a Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU based artist who focuses on printmaking and drawing. He began working as a printmaker in the 1980s at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and quickly became a talented printmaker. His work has been included in most Cape Dorset Annual Print Collections from the mid-1990s onwards.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Dorset Seen 2017 Leslie Boyd and Sandra Dyck
Qavavau Manumie June 2016 Christine Walde
Cold Dream: Drawings by Qavavau Manumie Spring 2016 Tarah Hogue


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Spectacular Beings June - July 2018 Feheley Fine Arts
Across the Turtle’s Back: The Kampelmaster Memorial Collection of Indigenous Art Oct 2016 – Apr 2017 Mackenzie Art Gallery
The Voiced Plate: Contemporary Inuit Prints Dec 2016 – Jan 2017 Marion Scott Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2017 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2017 Dorset Fine Arts
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2016

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Ackland Art Museum Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Canadian Museum of History Gatineau, QC, Canada

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation