Sanattiaqsimajut: Inuit Art from the Carleton University Art Gallery Collection

Published by CUAG




Featuring texts 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

Designed by Mark Timmings, Sanattiaqsimajut (Inuktitut for “these things that are finely made”) is a beautiful book that documents the highlights of CUAG’s extensive collection of Inuit art.

Guest curator Ingo Hessel, author of the renowned Inuit Art: An Introduction, has selected 125 works by Inuit artists from CUAG’s collection, each of which is reproduced in the catalogue. Approximately half of the works featured are sculptures, while half are drawings and prints.

Hessel’s essay discusses the works in terms of several important narrative threads that recur throughout Inuit art. The works of art are then grouped into 37 smaller topics that manifest a diverse range of approaches. Each topic is accompanied by a 500-word essay written by 33 invited experts in the field, including CUAG’s former curators of Inuit art.

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 a “special recognition” award in the category of art publication of the year at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries Awards in Toronto in 2010.