Join us on Saturday, October 23rd between 1pm and 4pm for the opening of this exhibition.

Renowned for jewellery designs that sing of Nunavummiut experiences, Mathew Nuqingaq has helped make Inuit jewellery an art form as recognizable as stone carving or print making beyond Canada, across the continents. Mathew Nuqingaq's sculptural depiction of animals and everyday objects lays down the tracks on which his love for the playful and poetic aspects of their natures glides, his love enriching our understanding.

Mathew Nuqingaq grew up in Broughton Island, but now lives in Iqaluit. He started making jewellery in the mid 1990’s when he decided to register for an evening course at Arctic College, and received his Jewellery and Metalwork Diploma in 1999. Mathew works part time for NACA and is also on the advisory committee for Canada Council and Secretary/Treasurer for the Inuit Art Foundation.

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $1,800.00
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An elegant and dramatic statement piece. This large neckpiece reimagines the ulu with multiple sterling silver chains suspended from a white caribou antler horn. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen
Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $170.00
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Qullik sterling silver earrings. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen
Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $100.00
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Akuk, Coat Pattern, in sterling silver earrings. 

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Face pendant in silver with tattoo markings
Silver face pendant necklace

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $220.00
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Tunit Face Pendants. Each tattoo pattern is different in these sterling silver pendants. This one features stripes on the chin of the face.

Face pendant measures 1.5 x 2 x 0.3cm and hangs on a 18 inch chain.

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Silver face pendant with antlers on chain
Silver face pendant with antlers on chain

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $575.00
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Antler face pendants with tunit. Each face has a different tattoo, in sterling silver. This one features stripes on the chin.

Pendant measures  4.5 x 3 x 2.5cm and hangs on a 20-inch chain.

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Silver face ring

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $340.00
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Face Ring with Tunit (tattoo) on a wide sterling silver band. 

Face measures 1.5 x 2 x 0.4cm and rests on a ring band sized at 8

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Silver hanging earrings with double claws
Silver hanging earrings with double claws

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $320.00
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Ptarmigan double claw drop earrings in sterling silver. Highly unusual, these earrings are fine and delicate. 

Hangs 9.5cm from the ear

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Silver face pendant with antlers on a chain
Silver face pendant with antlers on chain

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $575.00
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Antler face pendants with tunit. Each face has a different tattoo, in sterling silver. This one features dotted tattoos along the cheeks.

Pendant measures  4.5 x 3 x 2.5cm and hangs on a 20-inch chain.

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Silver face pendant necklace

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $220.00
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Tunit Face Pendants. Each tattoo pattern is different in these sterling silver pendants. This one features a dot pattern tattoo.

Face pendant measures 1.5 x 2 x 0.3cm and hangs on a 14 inch chain.

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen
Silver face pendant with antlers on a chain

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $575.00
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Antler face pendants with tunit. Each face has a different tattoo, in sterling silver. This one features dots beside the eyes.

Pendant measures  4.5 x 3 x 2.5cm and hangs on a 20-inch chain.

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Silver face ring

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $280.00
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Face Ring with Tunit (tattoo) on a narrow sterling silver band. 

Face measures 1.5 x 2 x 0.4cm and rests on a ring band sized at 8.5.

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $90.00
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Bow and Arrow sterling silver earrings. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $140.00
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Sakku, Spear Head sterling silver earrings. 

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Sedna earrings
Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $140.00
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Sedna sterling silver earrings. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $120.00
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Iceberg, small, highly sculpted sterling silver stud earrings. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $90.00
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Thimble, tiny sterling silver stud earrings. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $100.00
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Igloo, tiny sterling silver stud earrings. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen
Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $200.00
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Qamutik, Sled sterling silver earrings, available in small and large. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $120.00
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Kamik sterling silver earrings. 

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Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

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Beluga drops, small and delicate sterling silver earrings. The artist's first design. 

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Sakku, whale pendant in twisted circle, sterling silver. with earrings

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $220.00
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Sakku, whale pendant in twisted circle, sterling silver.

Pendant measures around 8 cm in diameter and hangs on a 18 inch chain.

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Whale earrings and pendant in silver

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $280.00
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Sakku whale earrings in a twisted circle in sterling silver. 

Earrings measure around 6.5 cm in diameter.

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Silver antler shaped earrings with long backing

Lavinia Van Heuvelen

Regular price $220.00
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Antler earrings with a dramatic drop behind the ear in sterling silver.  4 x 2 cm.

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Emerging jeweller Lavinia van Heuvelen moved to Iqaluit after high school where she attended Nunavut Arctic College to pursue Jewellery and Metalwork. Shortly after she began Lavinia Van Heuvelen's Jewellery and became a full time jeweller. Van Heuvelen works primarily with sterling silver and natural materials, which are gifted and purchased from local hunters with much of her jewellery directly references traditional Inuit themes and imagery. Van Heuvelen has travelled around Canada and to London, England exhibiting and selling her pieces.

Kaajuk Kablalik (b. 1979) is a multidisciplinary artist from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Canada. He has been practicing his art since 2009, and full time since 2016. Kaajuk uses fused glass, soft metals and natural materials such as ivory, baleen, muskox horn and walrus whiskers to create jewelry and art that reflect inuusiq. He is a graduate of Nunavut Arctic College Jewelry and Metal work program and winner of the 2010 BMO First Arts! Award. He is one of three artists who created the public art exhibition SIVUINKSATTINU, currently hosted by the Ottawa Hospital. Kaajuk is an active member of the urban Inuit community in Ontario, volunteering and advocating for Inuit-specific programs and resources. He is currently based in the Ottawa Valley.