Nanooq Inuit Art is Canada’s Newest Inuit Art Gallery
We curate the finest art created by Inuit artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset). Founded in 2015, Nanooq Inuit Art’s roots stem from Westdale Gallery – a Hamilton, Ontario based fine art gallery that began to promote and distribute Inuit art in 1958.
Our mission is to inspire and motivate people to appreciate and collect Inuit art by educating, engaging and entertaining them about Inuit life and culture and about the wondrous arctic region in Canada’s north.
Dorset Fine Arts
Nanooq Inuit Art Gallery works very closely with Dorset Fine Arts to curate the works of art we sell. Dorset Fine Arts was established in Toronto in 1978 as the wholesale marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. The co-operative is in Cape Dorset, Nunavut and is unique among the Arctic Co-operatives for its focus on the arts and the Canadian artists of the community. An annual print collection from Cape Dorset has been released since 1959.
Dorset Fine Arts was established to develop and serve the growing global market for Inuit fine art produced by the artist members of the co-operative. Sales and exhibitions of Inuit prints, Inuit drawings and Inuit sculptures are made through the Dorset Fine Arts showroom in Toronto, to galleries around the world.