We are individuals who are partnered through the Association of Unknown Shores. Some of us work within, University of Bristol, Bristol Museum, Arnolfini, St Stephen’s Church & Rainmaker Gallery. Others are independent artists working in both the UK and Canada. Currently, we are Kayle Brandon, Sue Giles, Lisa Graves, Mark Jackson, Evan Jones, Dave Mitchell, Angela Piccini, Jeanette Plumb, Jo Prince & Ben GJ Thomas. We worked with artist Mark Igloliorte to develop the October 2018 event and commissioned his Study for a Traditional Sealskin Neck Pillow. We are working with a number of organisations in Nunavut to guide the next phase of the project.
From the point of our initial conversations, we have worked to involve Inuit artists and organisations in all aspects of the project. Our starting point has necessarily been the city in which we live, but we are keen to involve, collaborate, cede control, seed engagements.
We acknowledge the priorities, principles and protocols that are set out in the 2018 National Inuit Strategy on Research. These correspond to our own values and practices as artists and co-production researchers. Email
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Bristol (Brigstow Institute, International Strategic Fund, Faculty of Arts Research Fund, Department of Film and Television) & Canada-UK Foundation.