Annie Kilabuk

Artist Photo - Andrew Qappik

Artist Photo – Andrew Qappik
Photo credit to Deborah Hickman

Name:
Annie Kilabuk (1932 – 2005)
Gender:
Female
Style:
Inuit
Region:
Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada


Annie was part of the group of elders in Pangnirtung who spent their formative years in nomadic camps. Born at Qimmisuuq camp, she was 36 when she moved to Pangnirtung and started to do embroidery, which led to drawing. Annie also sews and made toys, duffle socks and dolls.

“I have to do a lot of thinking before I put stories onto paper … I like to tell stories for future generations. My drawings will still be there even after I am dead.

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