For Immediate Release:
A pop-up screening of the film Annie Pootoogook (2006) and fundraiser (proceeds to the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre)
Co-sponsored by VANL-CARFAC and Eastern Edge Gallery
Friday, September 30, 2016
7:30 pm (screening at 8pm)
Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Drive
St. John’s, NL
Phone: (709) 739-1882
Admission by donation (suggested $5)
Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook passed away on September 19, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. She was a bright light and hugely important figure in Canadian contemporary art, making drawings and prints that portrayed contemporary Indigenous life in Canada’s Arctic. This film is “an intimate portrait of (the) Cape Dorset artist…as she prepares for her first solo exhibition at The Power Plant Centre for Contemporary Art in Toronto in 2006.) Annie went on to win one of Canada’s most prestigious art prizes, the Sobey Art Award, that same year and, among her other achievements, represented Canada at Documenta in Kassel, Germany in 2007. Her work is in the collections of numerous Canadian art galleries and museums including the National Gallery of Canada.
Please join us in mourning the loss and celebrating the life and work of this remarkable Canadian, Indigenous female artist.
Special thanks to Site Media Inc., the producers of the film Annie Pootoogook (2006) directed by Marcia Connolly, who have generously waived the screening fee for this fundraising event.