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Loondance Gallery
Galerie l'envol du huart

1-680 Proulx
Mont-Tremblant, QC
Canada
J8E 2S6

The Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection is the première collection of Inuit prints - chronologically, and because of its high artistic and technical quality. The very first edition was released in 1959, thanks to the enterprising spirit of James Houston. It was in the late 1940's that this WWII veteran, artist and visionary discovered the outstanding artistry of the Inuit people (as well as the dire economic circumstances in which they survived).

James Houston helped found the Co-operative system. As the government administrator in Cape Dorset for ten years, he encouraged and he recruited the first generation of artists in the modern era of Inuit art. He decided to research print-making technology in Japan. This was a time of great social change in the Far North, as the ingenious Inuit people were in transition from living off the land on the tundra to living in new settlements set up by the government.
 
The prints below are in the chronological order of their release date, from 1974 to 2013. Certain limited-edition prints were not released immediately, or, when not yet sold out, were rereleased in subsequent years. The earliest works were stonecuts (printed onto rice paper), and subsequently other print-making methods were added to the Cape Dorset graphics repertory.
 
The prints created enthusiastically by the pioneers in this medium - Eegevudluk, Jamasie, Soroseelutu, Pitseolak, Pitaloosie, Napachie, Mayoreak, Kenojuak, Lucy and Kananginak - testify to the timelessness and the intrigue of the Inuit imagination.

Cape Dorset limited-edition graphic works always have been produced by hand in the Co-op print shop. Today, its inspired artists (including Qavavaw Manumie, Shuvinai Ashoona, Ning Teevee and Tim Pitsiulak) and dedicated, experienced printers continue to produce stonecut, lithograph and copper etching prints of the highest quality.

Please check with us to verify the availability of the limited-edition prints shown below:


Shaman by Eegyvudluk Ragee (Stonecut 1974)
Shaman by Eegyvudluk Ragee
My Dreams
My Dreams by Kakulu Saggiaktok
Woman Sewing Kamiks by Ulayu Pingwartok
Woman Sewing Kamiks by Ulayu Pingwartok
Talk of the Ocean - Soroseelutu Ashoona
Talk of the Ocean by Soroseelutu Ashoona
Attacked by Bees
Attacked by Bees by Pitseolak Ashoona
Kicking by Pitseolak Ashoona
Kicking by Pitseolak Ashoona
Dancer with Leaf by Pitaloosie Saila
Dancer with Leaf by Pitaloosie Saila
Agagtuq (Singing Love Song)
Agagtuq (Singing Love Song) by Napachie Pootoogook
Her Crowning Glory
Her Crowning Glory by Soroseelutu Ashoona
Walrus and Bird
Walrus and Bird by Mayoreak Ashoona
Aggauja (Spirit's Hand)
Aggauja (Spirit's Hand) by Kakulu Saggiaktok
Journey by Umiaq
Journey by Umiaq by Napachie Pootoogook
Interior View
Interior View by Napachie Pootoogook
Sun Spirit
Sun Spirit by Lucy Qinnuayuak
Arctic Evening Original Print by Shuvinai Ashoona - Limited Edition of 50 - Lithograph 2003
Arctic Evening by Shuvinai Ashoona
Low Tide by Shuvinai Ashoona
Low Tide by Shuvinai Ashoona
Talk of Birds - Original Print by Lucy Qinnuayuak - Stonecut 1967/2004
Talk of Birds by Lucy Qinnuayuak
Gilded Avataq by Arnaqu Ashevak
Gilded Avataq by Arnaqu Ashevak
Midnight Sun - print by Kananginak Pootoogook
Midnight Sun by Kananginak Pootoogook
Tattoed Shaman
Tattoed Shaman by Pitaloosie Saila
Angel in Town
Angel in Town by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drum Song by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drum Song by Kananginak Pootoogook
Precious Cargo - Kakulu Saggiaktok
Precious Cargo by Kakulu Saggiaktok
Curious Bird - print by Kakulu Saggiaktok
Curious Bird by Kakulu Saggiaktok
Formidable Foes - print by Kananginak Pootoogook
Formidable Foes by Kananginak Pootoogook
Legend of Qalupalik
Legend of Qalupalik by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Iqaluviniup Qajunga (Fish Soup)
Iqaluviniup Qajunga (Fish Soup) by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Ravens' Reel
Ravens' Reel by Pitaloosie Saila
Shorebirds
Shorebirds by Qavavau Manumie
Sea Shell
Sea Shell by Shuvinai Ashoona
Sedna's Repose
Sedna's Repose by Tim Pitsiulak
Crisscross
Crisscross by Malaija Pootoogook
Caribou Gather
Caribou Gather by Mayoreak Ashoona
Bird's Eye View
Bird's Eye View by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Playful Owl
Playful Owl by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Preening Bird
Preening Bird by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Helping Hands
Helping Hands by Papiara Tukiki
Loon Spirit
Loon Spirit by Papiara Tukiki
Tundra Bear
Tundra Bear by Papiara Tukiki
Full Moon
Full Moon by Pitaloosie Saila
Undersea Illusion
Undersea Illusion by Pitaloosie Saila
Amiarutiit (Brushes)
Amiarutiit (Brushes) by Pudlo Samajualie
Tarrilikitaarq (Butterfly)
Tarrilikitaarq (Butterfly) by Qaluituk Kingwatsiaq
Siupiru (Shells)
Siupiru (Shells) by Qavavau Manumie
Story Boots
Story Boots by Shuvinai Ashoona
Cotton Grass
Cotton Grass by Nicotye Samayualie
Many Buttons - Nicotye Samayualie
Many Buttons by Nicotye Samayualie
Polished Buttons - Nicotye Samayualie
Polished Buttons by Nicotye Samayualie
Tulugak's View - Ningeokuluk Teevee
Tulugak's View by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Four Seasons - Ningeokuluk Teevee
Four Seasons by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Elusive Sedna - Ningeokuluk Teevee
Elusive Sedna by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Startled Hare
Startled Hare by Papiara Tukiki
Turning Into Sculpin
Kanajurupalliajuq (Turning Into Sculpin) by Papiara Tukiki
Proud Young Woman
Proud Young Woman by Pitaloosie Saila
Lucky Man
Lucky Man by Qavavau Manumie
Latchaolassie's Birds
Latchaolassie's Birds by Saimaiyu Akesuk
Luminous Bears
Luminous Bears by Saimaiyu Akesuk
Tuniqtaviniit (Artifacts)
Tuniqtaviniit (Artifacts) by Siassie Kenneally
Satirittuq
Satirittuq by Siassie Kenneally
Narwhal Spirit
Narwhal Spirit by Tim Pitsiulak