Indigenous art acquisition programs: results for the 2015 to 2016 fiscal year

Learn about the art acquisition programs in fiscal year 2015 to 2016 and what artwork was acquired by the Indigenous Art Centre.

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Acquisition program details

Forty-eight works of art were selected for the Indigenous Art Collection at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

Jurors for the National acquisitions program were:

Artwork selected through the national acquisitions program

Artist Artist Artwork name and year Medium Reference number
Meryl McMaster (Plains Cree) Murmur (2014) Inkjet print on paper 500395 A-C
Chris Paul (Coast Salish) Mother Moon (2015) Etched glass, metal, and wood 500397
David Ruben Piqtoukun (Inuit) The Shaman's Message of Concern (2015) Stone and metal 500396
Alan J. Syliboy (Mi'kmaq) The Thundermaker (2015) Acrylic on canvas 500049 A-2D
Hjalmer Wenstob (Nuu-chah-nulth) conTEMPORARY transFORMation #1 (2015) Mixed media 500398

Artwork selected through direct acquisition

Artist Artist Artwork name and year Medium Reference number
Saimaiyu Akesuk (Inuit) Hot Spider (2015) Lithograph 500378
Saimaiyu Akesuk (Inuit) Tilt (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500370
Saimaiyu Akesuk (Inuit) Pink Lemming (2015) Stonecut and stencil 500377
Saimaiyu Akesuk (Inuit) Purple Bear (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500385
Saimaiyu Akesuk (Inuit) Courting Birds (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500384
Shuvinai Ashoona (Inuit) Global Currents (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500360
Kuluajuk Ashoona (Inuit) His and Hers (2014) Etching and aquatint on paper 500354
Kuluajuk Ashoona (Inuit) Sunday Afternoon (2015) Lithograph on paper 500355
Rosalie Favell (Cree/Métis) Facing the Camera: Meryl McMaster, Ottawa, Ontario, 2015 (2015) Ink jet print on paper 500390
Rosalie Favell (Cree/Métis) Facing the Camera: Irene Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014 (2014) Ink jet print on paper 500391
Rosalie Favell (Cree/Métis) Facing the Camera: Mattiusi Iyaituk, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014 (2014) Ink jet print on paper 500393
Rosalie Favell (Cree/Métis) Facing the Camera: Tim Pitsiulak, Ottawa, Ontario, 2013 (2013) Ink jet print on paper 500394
Rosalie Favell (Cree/Métis) Facing the Camera: Rita Letendre, Toronto, Ontario, 2012 (2012) Ink jet print on paper 500392
Rosalie Favell (Cree/Métis) Facing the Camera: George Littlechild, Ottawa, Ontario, 2012 (2015) Ink jet print on paper 500389
Rosalie Favell (Cree/Métis) Facing the Camera: Skawennati, Ottawa, Ontario, 2012 (2012) Ink jet print on paper 500388
Mark Igloliorte (Inuit) Untitled (2008) Oil on canvas 500352
Ettusa Kingwatsiaq (Inuit) Hop (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500373
Qavavau Manumie (Inuit) Chasing the Loon (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500383
Qavavau Manumie (Inuit) White Raven (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500382
Qavavau Manumie (Inuit) Horned Muskox (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500356
Qavavau Manumie (Inuit) Looking Back (2015) Lithograph on paper 500357
Ohotaq Mikkigak (Inuit) Last Umiak (2015) Lithograph on paper 500375
Malaija Pootoogook (Inuit) Song Birds (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500381
Malaija Pootoogook (Inuit) Luminous Bird (2015) Lithograph on paper 500380
See Pootoogook (Inuit) Arctic Lice (2015) Lithograph 500379
See Pootoogook (Inuit) School of Fish (2015) Stonecut on paper 500374
Pitaloosie Saila (Inuit) Twlight Raven (2015) Lithograph on paper 500386
Pitaloosie Saila (Inuit) Sparkling Loon (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500387
Pitaloosie Saila (Inuit) Guiding Sedna (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500371
Pitaloosie Saila (Inuit) Epic Whale Hunt (2015) Lithograph on paper 500372
Nicotye Samayualie (Inuit) Salt and Pepper (2015) Etching on paper 500368
Nicotye Samayualie (Inuit) Sewing Day (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500353
Nicotye Samayualie (Inuit) Upingngivik (Summer Camp Site) (2015) Stonecut on paper 500369
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Inuit) Opulent Owl (2015) Stonecut on paper 500366
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Inuit) Cuddle (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500362
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Inuit) Red Umbrella (2015) Lithograph on paper 500367
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Inuit) Raven's Regalia (2015) Lithograph on paper 500364
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Inuit) Raven Meets the Owl (2015) Etching and aquatint on paper 500363
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Inuit) Bear and Owl (2015) Lithograph on paper 500365
Ningeokuluk Teevee (Inuit) Dog with Kamiks (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500361
Papiara Tukiki (Inuit) Polar Bear in Camp (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500358
Papiara Tukiki (Inuit) Crested Ravens (2015) Stonecut on paper 500359
Papiara Tukiki (Inuit) Smoking Caribou (2015) Stonecut and stencil on paper 500376
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