Cape Dorset Print Collection 2023
Audrey Hurd, manager of Kinngait Studios since 2022, has displayed a strong commitment to introducing new techniques and fostering the development of emerging artists in the community - a commitment that is evident in this year’s collection. This year, the studio introduces eight artists to the annual print collection: Napachie Ashoona, Matthew Flaherty, Kakee Ningeoseak, Josie Pootoogook, Ashley Qavavau, Pitsiulaq Qimirpik, Susie Saila, and Napatchie Toonoo.
The 2023 print collection exemplifies both the steadfast skill and constant development present at Kinngait Studios. From Ningiukulu Teevee’s mastery of the narrative image to Matthew Flaherty’s elegant forays into graphic media, this collection centres around the artists’ versatility. Experimenting with colour and form, this collection displays the artists’ expertise in what makes a successful print and simultaneously challenges audiences’ expectations. The result is a series of prints that are familiar, yet refreshing.
Above all, the 2023 collection shows that Kinngait artists are committed to pushing boundaries and evolving - traits that exemplify their ability to adapt to our ever-changing world.
-Megan Sue-Chue-Lam, Dorset Fine Arts