Onsite Gallery, OCAD - Tarralik Duffy | Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery
- Artist: Tarralik Duffy
- Medium: Digital Media
- Project Type: Major Institutions
- Neighbourhood: Downtown
Onsite Gallery Hours: Wednesday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Sunday to Tuesday. A presentation with the Inuit Art Foundation, Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery is a series of commissioned digital murals by Inuit artists.
- Address: 199 Richmond Street West
- Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) and Onsite Gallery present Up Front: Inuit Public Art at Onsite Gallery, a series of commissioned digital murals by Inuit artists. In this iteration being launched on the occasion of Nuit Blanche 2023, multidisciplinary artist and designer Tarralik Duffy animates the gallery’s façade at street level, bringing her unique and critical vision to downtown Toronto revealing the north to the south. Onsite Gallery recognizes the important contributions of the Inuit art sector and is pleased to work with the IAF to support Inuit art and artists in the public realm. The IAF empowers Inuit artists’ self-expression and self-determination through platforms including the Inuit Art Quarterly (IAQ), the IAQ Profiles, artist services, awards, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities.
Tarralik Duffy, Salliq (Coral Harbour), Nunavut, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Tarralik Duffy is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works between Salliq (Coral Harbour), Nunavut, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. From jewelry and apparel to graphic works and soft sculpture, Duffy's work shares distinctly Inuit experiences, which are often infused with a dose of humour and pop culture. Duffy is the 2021 winner of the Inuit Art Foundation’s Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award and presents a solo exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in fall 2023.
Up Front: Inuit Public Art @ Onsite Gallery is made possible with the support from the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund and the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.