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Povungnituk, Quebec, 1919
Biography synopsis
Printmaker and sculptor Alice Alashuak was considered one of the major leaders of the craft co-operative in Povungnituk. In 1968 she received a bursary offered by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO to attend the Third Assembly of the World Craft Council held in Lima Peru from August 31 to September 5 where 800 attendees from 56 different countries focused discussions on the relationship between traditional and contemporary craft artists. She . Although there is little information about Alashuak, her work is still being sold at various auctions houses. Alashuak's work is held at the Art Gallery of Guelph.
Media used
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives

Writings about
Transcript of radio broadcast Arctic Co-operative Radio Broadcasts Ottawa, ON: Department of Indian and Affairs and Northern Development, 1968: 38/68
De Courval, Michel. "Une Esquimau a Lima au Perou North/Nord 16.1 (1968): 18-19.
Johnson, Maureen. "Eskimo Ambassador: Travelling Artist Here." Ottawa Citizen (14 Sept. 1968).
Roch, Ernst ed. Arts of the Eskimo: Prints. Montreal: Signum Press, 1974.
Saucier, Celine. Le refus de l'oubli: Femmes-sculptures du Nunavik. Quebec: L'Instant meme, 1998.

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