Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 1 PM to 3 PM
As part of the exhibition Ashoona: Enduring Art Stories, La Guilde invites artist and curator Goota Ashoona for a caribou antler earring-making workshop. Daughter of renowned Inuit carver Kiugak Ashoona and granddaughter of graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona, Goota Ashoona is a professional carver whose work includes jewellery. Using pieces of antler, she invites you to create unique earrings carved with chisels, files, and sandpaper. She will assist in the creation of these art objects that you can wear daily. Come and participate in an unforgettable jewellery-making experience with Goota Ashoona!
Born in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, NU) and now based in Winnipeg (MB), Goota Ashoona is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily carved in soapstone and whalebone. She also produced wall hangings, small ornaments, and traditional Inuit dolls. Her sculptures reveal the strong influence of her father's style, Kiugak Ashoona, and delicate but detailed treatment of figurative subjects, most of which are women and children. Goota Ashoona is a representative and advocate for Inuit art abroad and has traveled extensively throughout North America for her art practice with her husband Bob Kussy. Her work is part of many public collections, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery (MB), the Haida Heritage Centre (BC), and the Canada Council Art Bank.