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Inuvik’s Good Northern Arts Competitors is once more in full swing

For Roberta Memongana, the Good Northern Arts Competitors in Inuvik is larger than a celebration of art work and music. Paintings is therapeutic, she says.

Memogana is an artist from Ulukhaktok, NWT This yr, she’s taking a step away from the workshops she usually holds as a solution to operate the competitors’s gallery supervisor.

“Paintings is almost a therapeutic,” she talked about. “It’s a finding out course of and mixing your mediums, from carving to sewing, and stitching to painting… it makes you want to create further points and add them collectively. I try to be taught as loads art work as I can from considered one of many artists and drawback myself to try to do it.”

The competitors’s events are once more in full swing this yr after it was canceled ensuing from COVID-19. Events began July 8 and run by way of to Sunday.

A young man sits in a chair playing an accordion with a microphone in front of him.
Eighteen-year-old Devon Notaina spent his first time in Inuvik participating within the accordion for an viewers on the Good Northern Arts Competitors. (Karli Zschogner/CBC)

Held at Jim Koe Park and the Midnight Photo voltaic Superior, artists have come from all through the nation to participate — and even, throughout the case of 1 graphic novel artist, from Belgium.

All by the competitors, people signed up for workshops with artists.

The competitors moreover featured Inuvialuit storytelling with Roberta Kuptana, reveals by the musician, filmmaker and educator Miranda Curriedemonstrations of northern video video games demonstrations and performances from musicians The Beluga Boys, the 18-year-old Ulukhaktuk accordion participant Devon Notaina and the Inuit collective Artcirq.

Painter, creator, and sports activities actions hall-of-famer Antoine Mountain was scheduled to study from his memoir Bear Mountain: The Life and Cases of a Dene Residential Faculty Survivor on Friday.

The competitors ends July 17 with a vogue current and remaining ceremonies.

Two men sit at a table covered in dust, tools and carvings.  One of them painstakingly carves a piece of soapstone.
Tristan Blyth spent hours engaged on his first soapstone carving all through a workshop with Fort Simpson artist John Sabourin. (Karli Zschogner/CBC)
A woman smiles at the camera behind a pile of brown fibre.
Tanis Simpson works with qiviut, the undercoat of muskox. (Karli Zschogner/CBC)
Two people play music on a stage, backlit by fuchsia light.
Levey Tapatsiak and Maya Cook dinner dinner take the stage with Nunavut’s Artcirq Effectivity Collective. Alongside Allan Kangok, the trio original a band often called Nattiralaaq, which suggests ‘little seal.’ (Karli Zschogner/CBC)
A woman points to a partly-painted canvas while another woman holds a paintbrush.
Sharon Quirke, from Vancouver, teaches painting to Megan Miskiman. (Karli Zschogner/CBC)
A woman sews fur and beads together.
Miranda Amos, from Sachs Harbour, NWT, makes earrings all through her first time on the Good Northern Arts Competitors in Inuvik. (Karli Zschogner/CBC)
A man stands with a pencil poised over a sheet of paper, speaking with a circle of children around a table.
Bill Thorson — additionally known as The Map Man — teaches kids learn how to appeal to cartoons. (Karli Zschogner/CBC)
Three men, one holding a microphone and speaking, sit at a table.
Antoine Mountain, left, Robert Kuptana and Gerry Kisoun share historic tales. (Karli Zschogner/CBC)