Art Gallery of Alberta

Inuit Art Roadshow 2014

Inuit Art Roadshow

Saturday, February 8
Art Gallery of Alberta
Free to attend

11 am | Registration | Manning Hall, Main Level
12 pm | Talk | Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level
1:30 pm | Appraisals | Manning Hall, Main Level

Appraisal Fees
Verbal Appraisals: $10 Registration Fee
Written Appraisals: $60 per object

Registration is limited. Please arrive early to secure your spot. Registrants may bring up to three objects for appraisal. Only 3D objects and artifacts will be accepted.

Back by popular demand, your AGA and the Inuit Art Enthusiasts are pleased to host the Inuit Art Roadshow. Taking place as the exhibition Angakkuq: Between Two Worlds; Spiritual and Mythological Figures in Inuit and Inuvialuit Art draws to a close, we invite you to bring in your 3D Inuit art works and artifacts to be assessed live by a professional appraiser. Don’t own any works? Come watch the appraisals and learn what impressive private collections Edmontonians have to offer!

Nick Lebessis, Professional Appraiser

Considered to be ‘the resident philosopher of the native art dealers,’ Nick Lebessis is well known in the Inuit art community for his knowledge of the Inuit people’s culture and language. Lebessis has been involved with all of the stages of the “Journey of Inuit art,” from the procurement of materials to marketing, curating, lecturing, publishing, distributing and retailing Inuit art on a domestic and global level. His experience brings a refreshing and intimate inside view to the wonderful world of the arts that he so readily shares with others interested in the subject.

Produced by the Art Gallery of Alberta in partnership with the Inuit Art Enthusiasts.

Image credit: Goota Ashoona, Tornaq—Spirit Creature, 2000. Whalebone, home tanned sealskin, musk ox hair, bone, stone. Collection of Bill and Michelle Tracy. Photo: Bill Tracy.