Sculptor Goota Ashoona has been awarded a 2019 Indigenous – Create grant.
Originally from Cape Dorset, Goota is a 3rd generation Inuit artist based out of Elie, Manitoba with an established national and international career.
Goota will use this grant to return to Cape Dorset, one of Canada’s most acclaimed Inuit art communities, to engage with the community and collect materials for her next series of sculptures.
“The return to the North and the environment that nurtured me and formed the basis for my career will provide me with stimulation, ideas, concepts, interactions, and materials needed to create future projects.”
Upon her return, Goota will spend time in her Manitoba studio and draw inspiration from her experience in the North to create a series of up to a dozen new sculptures.