Inuit Stories With Atta! Soona Luna?: An Icewalker Collective
Atta! Soona Luna? (Listen! What Moon?) interprets through art the Inuit stories of the year's 12 moons as handed down from the Icewalker’s great-great-grandfather to his grandfather to the artist himself for an evening at the Whyte Museum. In translating these meaningful stories into physical sculptures, the Icewalker honours his ancestors’ traditions and highlights the importance of oral history in preserving Indigenous culture through the generations. Registration is required.
- May 11, 2023
- 7pm - 9pm
About the Artist
Born in Tuktoyaktuk, NT, Angus Nuligak Cockney is an Inuit multi-media artist, speaker, and former national cross-country ski champion. He participated in the 1989 “Ice Walk” North Pole expedition and had been known as the Icewalker ever since. Known for his contemporary interpretations of Northern traditions and culture – particularly through stone sculpture work – Angus now lives in Canmore, AB. He also regularly undertakes commissions and speaking engagement on Inuit art and culture and the Residential School experience throughout Canada and abroad.