iNuit blanche is the world’s first all-circumpolar, all-night festival of art, music, dance, performance, installation, food and film on October 8th, 2016 in St. John’s, NL.
Presented in association with the Inuit Studies Conference at Memorial University, October 7-10, 2016, the city will be transformed by this multi-site festival which will feature exhibitions and performances by Inuit artists (and their collaborators) from across the circumpolar north at St. John’s area museums, galleries, cultural and educational institutions and other downtown venues.
Our Sundog logo was designed by Echo Henoche, with assistance from Tereza Tacic to turn her drawing into a digital image.
When: Saturday, October 8th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: rOGUE Gallery
iNuit Blanche at Eastern Edge
BARRY POTTLE AND JUSTIN IGLOLIORTE
Co-curated by Britt Gallpen and Heather Igloliorte
Across the Arctic, “community freezers” uphold the idea that Inuit country food – the healthy, sustainable, locally harvested plants and wildlife that have sustained Inuit in the Arctic for millennia - is meant to be shared by all, for the good of all. Community freezers, stocked by local hunters and fishers and freely accessible, ensure that Inuit elders and others have healthy food to eat. In this two-person show at Eastern Edge Gallery, two Inuit artists originating from Nunatsiavut – photographer Barry Pottle and chef Justin Igloliorte – bring the photographic and culinary arts together to share Inuit “country food.”
In Community Freezer, Pottle’s massive photographs from the series Foodland Security, are installed in the Rogue Gallery in Eastern Edge. These photographs document the joys and challenges of accessing food from the land for Inuit living in urban settings. These images are presented in conjunction with an opportunity for the public to sample smoked char. Chef Igloliorte will prepare small samples of this popular country food with a culinary twist, paired with a distinctly Labradorian cocktail, inviting visitors to engage in a conversation around food and its importance to culture and heritage in an informal and inviting setting.
Reimagining Nanuq: The Polar Bear Postcard Exchange
When: Thursday, October 6th from 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Eastern Edge Gallery - 72 Harbour Drive
Reimagining Nanuq: The Polar Bear Postcard Exchange is a collective art exchange project that extends iNuit Blanche's audiences and engages artists.
A collection of ten surreal polar bear prints created around the turn of the 19th century form the foundation for this project. Based on the accounts of European explorers, these strange and unusual images were not drawn from observation but rather originated from the captive imaginations of Victorian artists who could only dream of visiting the Arctic.
For this project, participants, including artists, art enthusiasts, art lovers and audience members alike, will creatively reinvent the polar bears on these postcards by using them to create new artworks. Participants are encouraged to colour, paint, collage or use any artistic medium in reimagining and manipulating the images. The postcards will be displayed as a feature exhibition during iNuit Blanche. Following the festival, participants will receive a different postcard artwork in exchange.
The Inuit Studies Conference 2016 is seeking volunteers.
They have some cool Inuit themed swag, free concert tickets, and much more!
Membership continues to be an vital component of Eastern Edge Gallery. With your support, we are able to continue to bring you the best of local, national, and international contemporary art through the programming of our Main Gallery, the Rogue Gallery, and our newly re-named summer arts festival, HOLD FAST. Eastern Edge also facilitates over forty creative events annually, including artist talks, workshops, members’ events, music nights and much more!