Canadian Art, in partnership with TD Bank Group, is proud to announce the artists selected for the upcoming TD North/South Artist Exchange.
In spring 2016, Nicotye Samayualie travelled from Cape Dorset to participate in the Banff Centre’s Indigenous Residency. Luanne Martineau travelled from Montreal to Cape Dorset to be the artist in residence at Kinngait Studio.
About TD North/South Exchange:
Some of Canada’s most exciting artists live in the Arctic, far from the country’s art centres, where most Canadian curators, gallerists and artists reside.
The TD North/South Exchange aims to bridge the gap between the rich creative activity in the Arctic and the rest of Canada by providing opportunities for northern artists to do residencies in the southern part of Canada and vice-versa.
Some of the artists who have participated in this exchange so far include Cape Dorset’s Jutai Toonoo, who did a residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto in early 2014. Later in 2014, New Brunswick–based artist Graeme Patterson travelled to Cape Dorset to work in residence at Kinngait Studio. Previous artists include Tim Pitsiulak from Cape Dorset and Ed Pien from Toronto.
TD Bank Group has been collecting artwork from Canada’s Inuit people from the Arctic region since the mid-1960s, while Canadian Art has reported on developments in Inuit art since beginning publication in 1984. This exchange and other programs are an extension of TD’s and Canadian Art’s interest in supporting artistic activity in that region.