Inuit Art: Skin Deep

May 12 - August 10, 2014

In Inuit narratives, skin is something that can be worn, shed and manipulated.

People tattoo their own skin to affirm personal and cultural identities, and wear clothing made from animal skins for aesthetic adornment and protection from the elements.

Skin Deep explores the enormous importance of skins and skin clothing in Inuit culture, past and present.

It features the tools used to hunt animals and prepare their skins; prints, drawings and sculptures depicting stories and objects in which skin plays a central role; and objects made from skin, such as mitts and boots.

Curated by

Lisa Truong

Artists in the exhibition

Ningeokuluk Teevee, Jessie Oonark, Arnaqu Ashevak, Helen Kalvak