Use the Art Search to search our collections database of 25,000 artworks for objects in the WAG collection that match information entered into this form.
Search results for:
Khaki green serpentine with darker green markings on legs and arms; Light green patch on left side of lion's mane; Tail is carved to left side of lion; Lion is up on its haunches, fore legs poised
Mother and Child
Woman holding child, kneeling on one knee with one leg out in front. Grey stone; Braids scratched with V's (pointing downwards)
Abstracted seated figure. Black stone with green cast
A boat filled with people rowing. Grey and charcoal stone
Female shaman in the process of changing into an eagle. Charcoal coloured stone; Creature has bird's wings, beak and one webbed foot - human's nose, left arm, breast and left foot; Toe nails and fingernails are detailed with incised knife cuts; Incised feathers carved over body, front and back
Mother and Child
Grey stone with brown striations; Kneeling mother with child in parka which is tied around waist with heavy rope; Mother is lifting container offering child a drink
Woman Skinning Goose
Dark green and brown marbled stone
Shaman Riding a Bear
Grey stone shaman riding a bear. Shaman has ivory arrow with feathers atttached to it in right hand
The Great Male Caribou
Man Carrying a Caribou
Black/green stone man and caribou; Bone bow and sinew line; Man carved on a base leaning forward with weight of caribou on his back
Mother and Child
Child's legs have been glued on; Back is scratched and blemished; Right toe is chipped
Taleelayu and Family
Six rows of faces, thirty faces in total. Faces are grey, red, black, green and orange.
Figure with head facing proper right and arms incised at sides; Whalebone peg attached with sinew to right shoulder, is inserted under chin holding 5 whalebone pebbles in mouth; Figure is attached to base with a peg
Inuit with Amulets (?)
Antler figures with burned trim on clothing and hair; eyes are inked; appendages atttached with antler dust paste. (a) antler base with 4 pegs serving as stand, 3 pegs on top to hold three figures. Left to right: (b) figure holding a kayak with a man seated inside. The kayak is suspended from the hands with sinew; attached to the figure's back is a bear's head; (c) figure holding a dog, suspended from the hands with winew; attached to the back is a reversed mask; (d) figure holding a spirit head, suspended from both hands with sinew. Attached to figure's back is a walrus head. The animal and mask faces worn by the three figures represent the 'avatuks' or helping spirits of the people.
An overall multicolor appliquéd design of figures, animals and birds with embroidered texture on and surrounding the appliquéd areas.
Mother and Child
Standing Mother with baby in hood of amautik; stone body; ivory heads with black inlay features and hair.
Circle of Animals
Flat etched circle of animals adhered to outer edge; brown stone; inlaid with soap
Long antler body of shaman has two wings which are attached with metal pegs; Facial features carved at top; Pieces of antler strung on caribou skin around middle of shaman; Rough black stone base to which shaman is pegged with antler
Talelayu Opiitlu (Talelayu with Owl)
Orange, green, brown, yellow, black; on mulberry paper
Old Women Speak of Owl
Blue, black, brown; on laid Japan paper
Brown; on wove paper
Loon in Open Water
Black, blue, orange, yellow; on wove paper
Black on laid Japan paper
Greys, blues, reds, on mulberry paper
Shaman Summoning Taleelayuk to Release Animals
In this work, the heads of the shaman and sea goddess, Taleelayuk, emerge from a rough background of whalebone. Animals spiral outward on four pieces of narwhal ivory.
Cold and Hungry
A gaunt-faced man seated in front of a small bonfire
The Great Whirlpool (Kalaniyaaktok)
Caribou and Otter
Large grey stone sculpture of caribou with forelegs of otter in front of it. Caribou has two antlers set into drill holes on head.
Owl and Young
Composition in green/brown mottled stone of two owl heads, in relief, one above the other. Heads appear to be placed on "legs" which extend to a base. Pupils of eyes on each face are of a different stone (unpolished).
Scene with Spirits
Colourful scene with spirits. Composition depicts large central human image surrounded by human/animal figures. Especially fox, bird, and unidentifiable larger
Women and Children
Light grey-green stone composition of eight women, sitting side by side in a row, each of whom is holding a child.
Summer scene. Sun at top centre from which "rainbow" extends to frame active scene depicted on top half of wallhanging (figures, birds, dogs, caribou, inukshuk). Lower portion has applied dark brown ground, with water flowing through - depicted with shaded green stitching, also five bears and one muskox. Wallhanging is edged with applied dark green geometric border.
Black woodcut depicting hunting scene. Hunter at right centre within landscape which is covered in bear tracks. Oversize bear appears to be surrounding the scene, bear head visible at b.l.q. and a paw appears at each top corner.
Rescued from Two-Faced Monsters
Composition depicting woman standing at centre surrounded by series of two-faced monsters.
Camping with Tent, Wolf and Caribou
Two full length figures at right - one in profile, the other faces the viewer. At left is a view from above of a tent around which are three animal images in graphite.
Four Seasons of the Tundra: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
This work consists of four wallhangings, to be hung side by side, each of which depicts a season on the tundra. Each wallhanging is virtually covered with stitches, many of which are done with varigated embroidery floss. The overall effect is of an impressionistic quality - describing the foliage, rocks, water, and colour of the landscape. The ground colour of each is as follows: Fall - rust, Winter - blue, Spring - beige, Summer - burgundy.
Upiknivik (Spring Camp)
Two drawings, to be hung side by side, which depict an aerial view of a landscape. Ground is entirely covered with areas of various colour mixes. Predominant colours in (a) are gold and yellow. The landscape includes rocks and bushes and has a stream running through the centre. The colours of (b) are pinks and browns. A waterfall flows through centre.
Amayuqyuq and Qallupilluq
Two standing whalebone figures - one holds mask and one holds hook on a line. Both have frightening appearance with large inset antler eyes and inset antler teeth. Foot of large figure is antler (see NAR).
Drawing depicts various aspects of Inuit life: children playing with a ball; drum dancing; woman butchering a seal with an ulu; man carving snow blocks; man fishing; man hunting polar bear with bow and arrow; man pulling seal out of a hole in the ice; men hunting birds with a bow and arrow
Composition consisting of figure pegged to airplane which is pegged to igloo. (see Narrative field)
Depiction of Sedna underwater in her igloo, with her father who is wrapped in a sealskin. A dog guards the entrance to the igloo. In the kudlik are a walrus, seal and fish. The shark is in the urine pot.
Smooth green stone figure of a grieving woman with her right arm raised to her forehead in a fist over her right eye. Her head is bowed. Her left hand rests at her left knee. She has long hair down her back to her waist. Her hair is of rougher texture with carved horizontal lines. Her right foot is in front of her left foot.
A single figure with a large oval-shaped head, composing the upper portion of the print. Head has white spiked hair. Two hands are disconnected from the figure’s body, situated at either side of the figure. Broad horizontal lines surround the shoulders and upper body. The same broad line is at the wrist of each hand. A grid pattern is below the face, between the horizontal lines. A similar linear pattern creates the mouth.
Aya-ya (song & dance)
Central image of figure standing (with face in shadows of hood; hands and boots depicted) drumming hand-held drum. A howling wolf is depicted on the face of the drum. At l., another figure (head and fur collar depicted) sings. At r., there is a third figure with tattoed face (head, fur collar, mitted hands depicted) wearing a loon cap. In the background, there is a landscape with black clouded sky and full moon, with mountains to the left. On a snow-brick wall (igloos?) two wolves stand in the mist. A third wolf sits further back, howling, and on the r., a polar bear sits. An owl flies in the sky at image centre. Colours used are black, grey, brown, aqua, yellow, orange.
Fishermen Attacked by Birds
Cold and Hungry
A gaunt-faced man seated in front of a small fire
Shaman with Snake Helping Spirit
Shaman with a snake which is his helping spirit
Mother and Son
A mother with her son
Old Qulliq Being Carried by a Woman
Body is made from a real qulliq (stone lamp). Qulliqs are heavy and were often abandoned. It presents a visual pun with the qulliq being carried by a woman - her body forming part of the former lamp.
Spirits of the Great Hunt
The principal figures in this sculpture are a shaman (or angakuq) with a drum, and a Thunderbird (tingmiukpak). The shaman beats his drum to induce a trance-like state. Within the chest of the Thunderbird is the shaman's apprentice in a semi-fetal position. Below these three figures are birds, sea mammals, bears, and a hunter wearing snow goggles. They represent the hunting life of the Arctic which is necessary for the survival of Inuit.
The following sculptural appliqués adorn the exterior of the sculpture: a fish; head and shoulders portrait of a man; large bird with outstretched winds; head and shoulders portrait of a woman. Seated around the top of the sculpture are four figures: two men and two woman. Each man holds a fish and each woman holds a baby.
People and Animals
Animals and figures interspersed on a green background
Bird's eye view of chapel interior. Pews at bottom have colourful cushions. Organ and stove at centre left. Lectern with closed book at centre right. Choir leader's lectern at centre on which are two books, one open. Four choir benches, two at each side, face in to centre. At top, the altar has a cross on a fabric covered table with syllabics. On the wall behind, a green wallhanging features flowers and two people holding open books, and a syllabic inscription. Red/pink floor.
Hilly landscape over which the sun is shining. Several inukshuks dot the landscape.
A bust in gray stone of a figure with very long and thin eyes, an narrow long nose, and a thin mouth. The figure has exaggerated cheeks and its features are small on its large round head.
Double Shaman Drum Dancer
A figurine of a shaman drum dancer carved from a whale vertebra. This figure is carved on both sides. On the front, the shaman is standing on tip-toe with both feet and has its arms stretched out, parallel to the floor. The shaman has a large oval head with two horn like bumps on top. He has small round stone inlaid eyes with white irises and black pupils. The shaman also has two large round carved nostrils, and a large narrow grinning mouth with a series of stone teeth. In his right hand the shaman holds a drum and in his left hand he holds the mallet. The reverse shows a face with very similar features to the front face. However, the shaman has a smaller mouth with teeth only on the bottom and his nostrils are more narrow and slanted.
Three men sitting around a kitchen table drinking tea
Namonai's Vision of the Future
Two Women Carrying Meat in Tub
Two standing women, with a blubber tub between them, each carrying one end of it. Each handle of the tub is made of string and threaded through a drill hole in the women's hand. Woman on the left has child in amautee hood and carries pail, attached with string, in her proper right hand. Stir stick protrudes from pail, interior of which is coloured red. Much attention is paid to detail-patterned clothing at neck of woman, detail of amautee patterns emphasized with colour, "knot" hair style of women, and black colouring of facial features.
With Open Mind
Two walruses, one of which has a human arm, on an ice floe
Tuesday through Sunday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 9pm
Closed Easter Monday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day