Friday, May 6, 2022 - 5 to 7 P.M.
As part of the exhibition Ashoona: Enduring Art Stories, La Guilde is proud to invite artist and curator Goota Ashoona for a tapestry workshop. Daughter of renowned Inuit sculptor Kiugak Ashoona and granddaughter of graphic artist Pitseolak Ashoona, Goota Ashoona is a professional sculptor who also creates beautiful tapestries. Using a stroud wool backing, she allows you to embroider the designs of your choice from coloured felt pieces. In this workshop, she also shows how to use glass beads and sealskin to create tapestries of various textures and colours. Participants can take their creations home with them at the end of the workshop. Take this unique opportunity to share creative moments with artist 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 travelled 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.