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Dorset Fine Arts is pleased to present its newest publication entitled Art of Cape Dorset. This full-colour, 28-page promotional booklet offers images and insights into the art and artists of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.

This publication accessibly describes, in words and pictures, the significance of art created in the Cape Dorset community along with an overview of the techniques used by artists.

Art of Cape Dorset is an excellent marketing tool for use in introducing clients to the world of Inuit art. This publication is the first of its kind in many years. Dorset Fine Arts is printing the publication in small numbers and the books will be updated regularly to best reflect ongoing creative initiatives in the Cape Dorset artistic community. more >

Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective Fifty Years of Printmaking at the Kinngait Studios

Since the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative was formed in Cape Dorset in 1959, the artists of this Baffin Island community have made over one hundred thousand original drawings and thousands of limited edition prints. The original catalyst for this artistic outpouring was a government program designed to encourage the production and sale of Inuit handicrafts. Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective is the first book to tell the story of the Kinngait Studios’ fifty-year history, through thirteen essays by the artists, visiting artists, art historians, and Co-op founders. With their images of the many species of Arctic wildlife, shamans, hunters, and traditional camp life, the Cape Dorset graphic artists convey the mystique of Canada’s far north. Using stonecut, engraving, lithography, and other printmaking media, these images speak eloquently of the natural rhythms of the Arctic environment, narrating not only the interplay between species but also the growing modernization of the Cape Dorset community.

Guide to Cape Dorset Artists

by Kyra Vladykov Fisher | Photography by Jerry Riley

Features photographs of 100 Cape Dorset artists by Jerry Riley with interviews and biographies by Kyra Vladykov Fisher.


Cape Dorset Sculpture
by Derek Norton and Nigel Reading with an introduction by Terry Ryan
Cape Dorset Sculpture showcases an extraordinary collection of 71 outstanding works of contemporary Inuit stone sculpture, related graphic works and some classic carvings. Featured in this book are new sculptures by 44 leading artists, many of whom were instrumental in shaping the look and direction of Inuit art.