Evolving Knowledge

The Photography Practice of Contemporary Inuk Art Photographer Barry Pottle

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18357/kula.139

Keywords:

Inuit photography, urban Inuit, Labrador

Abstract

Interview with Inuk artist Barry Pottle from Nunatsiavut in Labrador (Rigolet). Photographs are selected from ten years of photography based on his experiences and observations as an urban Inuk. This conversation provides insight into Pottle’s photographic practice, particularly the artist’s process of learning the art and technical processes of photography and why his photographs matter in the process of Canadians facing their complicities in Canada’s ongoing colonialism. Pottle’s practice produces unique knowledge about Inuit culture and history through his eyes as an urban Inuk photographer.

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Author Biography

Andrea N. Walsh, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria

References

Pottle, Barry. 2011. Awareness Series. https://barrypottle.com/portfolio/awareness-series/. Archived at: https://perma.cc/FDG6-L8Q2.

Pottle, Barry. 2012. Foodland Security. https://barrypottle.com/portfolio/foodland-security/. Archived at: https://perma.cc/A227-NTUM.

Pottle, Barry. 2017. Syllabics Series. https://barrypottle.com/portfolio/syllabics-project-2017-ongoing/. Archived at: https://perma.cc/V4P5-BY7V.

Exhibitions

Pottle, Barry. ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ / Among All These Tundras (group exhibition). Onsite Gallery, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario, September 18–December 7, 2019. https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ-ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ-ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ-among-all-these-tundras. Archived at: https://perma.cc/KY3B-632M.

Pottle, Barry. Future Possible: Art of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1949 to Present (group exhibition). The Rooms Provincial Museum, St. John’s, Newfoundland, May 18–September 22, 2019.

Pottle, Barry. ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ / Among All These Tundras (group exhibition). Esker Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, June 1–August 30, 2019. https://barrypottle.com/2019/06/02/exhibition-among- all- these-tundras-esker-foundation/. Archived at: https://perma.cc/U4FZ-D42L.

Pottle, Barry. No Borders Art Festival (group exhibition). Nectar Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, May 11–25, 2019.

Pottle, Barry. Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations (group show). Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, Nome, Alaska, March 2019.

Pottle, Barry. Kaleidoscope: 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection (group exhibition). City of Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, December 6, 2018–January 30, 2019.

Pottle, Barry. Flash Photography Festival, Winnipeg Art Gallery Gift Shop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 2018.

Pottle, Barry. ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ / Among All These Tundras (group exhibition). Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, September 4–October 27, 2018.

Pottle, Barry. Gathering Place (group exhibition). Ontario Legislative Assembly, Toronto, Ontario, December 18, 2017–December 31, 2018.

Pottle, Barry. Barry Pottle: Urban Inuit Photography (solo exhibition). ShowWAG, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, May 25–August 22, 2018.

Pottle, Barry. Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll All Become Stories (group exhibition). Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, April 28–September 16, 2018.

Pottle, Barry. Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations (group exhibition). Institute of Native American Arts, Sante Fe, New Mexico, February 16–July 29, 2018.

Pottle, Barry. Raise a Flag: Works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015) (group exhibition). Onsite Gallery, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario, September 16–December 10, 2017.

Pottle, Barry. Bonavista Biennale (group exhibition). Bonavista, Newfoundland, August 15–September 15, 2017.

Pottle, Barry. Awareness Series (solo exhibition). Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, June 28, 2017–January 14, 2018.

Pottle, Barry. It’s Complicated by the 007 Collective (group exhibition). Central Art Garage, Ottawa, Ontario, June 15–July 31, 2017.

Pottle, Barry. SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut (group exhibition–touring). The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland, October 8, 2016–January 15, 2017; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 17–September 10, 2017; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 26–October 14, 2018.

Pottle, Barry. Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations (group exhibition). Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, September 30, 2016–February 12, 2017.

Pottle, Barry. Community Freezer presented by iNuit Blanche (group exhibition). Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland, October 8–21, 2016.

Pottle, Barry. Awareness Series (solo exhibition). Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, May 28–July 30, 2016.

Pottle, Barry. Keeping Record: The Documentary Impulse in Inuit Art (group exhibition). Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, May 2–August 28, 2016.

Pottle, Barry. SakKijâjuk: Labrador Inuit Art (group exhibition). Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland, November 19–23, 2015.

Pottle, Barry. New Voices: An Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions, Part 2 (group exhibition). Aboriginal Art Centre, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, September–December 31, 2015.

Pottle, Barry. Urban Inuit, Barry Pottle Photographs (solo exhibition). Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario, May–July 2015.

Pottle, Barry. At Home and Away, the Photographs of Barry Pottle and Chris Sampson. Bruin Provincial Museum (a division of the Rooms), St. John’s, Newfoundland, May–October 2015.

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Published

2021-06-23

How to Cite

Pottle, Barry, and Andrea N. Walsh. 2021. “Evolving Knowledge: The Photography Practice of Contemporary Inuk Art Photographer Barry Pottle”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 5 (1). https://doi.org/10.18357/kula.139.