DAY 2 - Sat Dec 4

12:30pm

These Rocks Are Breathing


Event Type:

On-site

John Sabourin, Bill Nasogaluak and Shuvinai Ashoona, moderated by Taqralik Partridge

A conversation between three artists who grapple with contemporary affects/effects of colonialism in the north while also expressing a deep love for life on the land and the ancient stories that
populate the imagination.

About the Artists

John Sabourin
John Sabourin
John Sabourin was born in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories. He became interested in painting in 1989 and carving in 1995, but it was not until his graduation from the Victoria College of Art, Victoria, British Columbia in 1999 that he decided to devote himself full-time to art. John’s carvings explore the complex relationship between humans and... Read more
Bill Nasogaluak
Bill Nasogaluak
Bill Nasogaluak is a self-taught Inuk sculptor and painter originally from Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. His artwork represents interpretations of what he knows best: his Inuvialuit culture, the mythology and traditions of his people, and the relationship between land and wildlife. Nasogaluak’s media of expression are sculpture and painting—from monumental stone pieces to miniature ivory carvings or outdoor... Read more
Taqralik Partridge
Taqralik Partridge
Taqralik Partridge is a writer, spoken word poet and curator originally from Kuujjuaq, NU now living in Kautokeino, Norway. Partridge's writing focuses on both life in the north and in southern urban centres, as well as the experiences of Inuit. She also incorporates throat singing into her live performances. Her performance work has been featured on... Read more