West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative announced Monday that Canada Goose, famous for its parkas, will continue its support of Kinngait artists.
“Canada Goose has developed the largest retail collection of Inuit art with a significant emphasis on creative expression from Kinngait. In addition to the acquisition of drawing, prints and sculpture, Canada Goose commissions original installations inspired by Inuit art for flagship retail environments internationally,” a news release from the Co-op reads.
Artists featured as part of this international initiative include Shuvinai Ashoona, Pootoogook Jaw, Qavavau Manumie, Tim Pitsiulak, Johnny Pootoogook, Joanie Ragee, Pitaloosie Saila, Nicotye Samayualie, Nigiukulu Teevee and Ashevak Tunnillie. Among the locations where these artists’ work is featured are Banff, Beijing, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Edmonton, Harbin, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Shenyang, Toronto and Vancouver.
“Our organization is pleased to be part of many important relationships, which are vital to promoting the Inuit art of Kinngait,” said West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative president Pauloosie Kowmageak. “We are pleased to count an internationally renowned company like Canada Goose, as one of our friends and supporters.”
West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, established in 1959, helps market Inuit prints, drawings and carvings. Governed by an all-Inuit board of directors, the organization operates Kinngait Studios at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Kinngait and maintains a Toronto marketing division office, Dorset Fine Arts.