A Yellowknife artist will soon have her work brought to life.
Inuk artist Germaine Arnattaujuq has been living in Yellowknife for over 30 years, and over the course of those years, she has become known for her art, which depicts various stories from Inuit culture. One of her works, ‘The Drummer’, was even chosen for the two-dollar coin to celebrate the birth of Nunavut in 1999 by the Royal Canadian Mint.
To celebrate her incredible work, the Available Light Film Festival will be showing a six-minute short film called “Arctic song,” which is both co-directed by, and based on the art of Arnattaujuq.
Arnattaujuq said that she is happy about the film, and hopes that others will enjoy the animation.
Some of Arnattaujuq’s other works, which help to celebrate Inuit femininity and beauty, are currently on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre until May 29.
As for the Available Light Film Festival, this ill be their 20th anniversary, and will be holding a mix of online, and in-person events, with more than 40 films lead by Indigenous artists. It will be running from February 11th to the 28th.