People of The Pocket

An Exhibition of Arts, Crafts + & Culture from Arctic Bay

An Exhibit Previously at the Perth Museum

"People of the Pocket"
an exhibition of Arts, Crafts & Culture from Arctic Bay, Nunavut,
Some feedback from the Official Opening

Susan McNichol the curator of the Perth Museum greets Joanasie Akumalik, the Mayor of Artic Bay at the official opening of the exhibit

The Mayor of Arctic Bay, Joanasie Akumalik, accompanied by his wife Mary, welcomed the large crowd to the exhibit on May 17th. Here are a few photos and videos from that event.

The exhibit has some spectacular art works including these pieces. The first piece is a whale bone sculpture by Danny Taqto.

Many of the pieces were available for sale to the public. All proceeds returned to the artists in Artic Bay.

A traditional lamp called a kullik was used as part of the opening ceremony.

Drum Dancing and Throat Singing were a special feature of the opening. Drum dancer Simeanie Kunnuk and Throat singers Kendra Tagoona and Emily Karpik are part of the Innuit community now living in Ottawa. We hope to have some short streaming video of these events shortly.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime event. Come to the Perth Museum and discover the Arts, Crafts & Culture of Arctic Bay