Emily Illuitok – Seal Hunt


Artist: Emillie Illuitok
Community: Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay)
Medium: Ivory, Stone
Date: 2003

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 3 in


First Name: Emily Pangnerk
Last Name: Illuitok, Illuituq
Sex: F
Disc Number: E3378
Emily was born in 1943 on Kurvigual Island near Pelly Bay, and has lived both in Repulse Bay and Pelly Bay, Nunavut. Her work is most often composed of arrangements of delicately carved figures and animals; from simple scenes of animals in their natural environments, to large intricate renderings of traditional domestic life in the arctic.

Her work is included in the collection of the Eskimo Museum in Churchill, Manitoba; the Inuit Cultural Institute in Rankin Inlet; the Klamer Family collection in the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife; the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery as well as countless private collections the world over.

References to her work can be found in the following published works:
“Grasp Tight the Old Ways”, by Jean Blodgett, published by the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1983.
“Carved From the Land” by Lorr Brandson, published by the Diocese of Churchill, Hudson Bay in 1994.
“Kitikmeot: Land of the Spirits”, published by the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver in 1991.
“The Inuit Imagination: Arctic Myth and Sculpture” by James Turner, published by Douglas & McIntyre in 1993.
“Imaginario Inuit: Arte E Cultura Degli Esquimesi Canadesi” published by the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Verona in 1995.

Emily’s sons, Liederik and Michael Illuitok are both artists living and working in Pelly Bay, Nunavut.

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