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NOVALINGA, Akenesie

Born
Puvirnituq, Quebec, 1910
Died
Purvinituq, Quebec?, 1987
Biography synopsis
Akenesie Novalinga (Agnes Novalinga, Akinisie Novalinga, Timangia Novalinga, Sivuarapi Novalinga) was married to Johnny Pov, a community leader in Puvirnituq, formerly Povungnituk. Pov and Novalinga became some of the first members of the Povungnituk Cooperative when it opened in 1961, following the success of the Cape Dorset print shop. The couple took up printmaking at the same time, with Novalinga continuing after the death of her husband in 1978. Novalinga drew what she knew or had seen and her drawings were often made into prints. Her work was included in multiple Povungnituk Annual Print Collections, as well as in exhibits in San Francisco and Seattle, and some of her work is owned by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. Novalinga was also known for her ability at making traditional garments and was involved in the production of a National Film Board of Canada short film based on the Inuit legend of Lumaaq in 1975.
Media used
Drawing
Printmaking
Textiles
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Katilvik.com 2011
http://www.katilvik.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1.
Barz, Sandra. Inuit Artists Print Workbook. New York: Arts & Culture of the North, 1990.
Craig, Mary M., ed. 1987 Povungnituk Print Collection / Collection de gravures de Povungnituk Ottawa: La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, 1987.
Craig, Mary M., ed. "Artists, Printmakers and Apprentices." 1983 Povungnituk print collection / Collection de gravures de Povungnituk Ottawa: La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, 1983.
Crandall, Richard C. and Susan M. Crandall. An Annotated Bibliography of Inuit Art. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2001.
Moretti, Pierre. Lumaaq: An Eskimo Legend Ottawa: National Film Board of Canada, 1975.
Myers, Marybelle, ed.. 1980 Povungnituk print collection and six new works by Tivi Etook / 1980 Collection de gravures de Povungnituk et six gravures de Tivi Etook Ottawa: La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, 1980.
Myers, Marybelle, ed.. Annual Print Collection from Povungnituk 1978 / Collection annuelle des gravures de Povungnituk 1978 Quebec: La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau-Québec, 1978.

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