The Winnipeg Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this on-line presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

Much of the material contained in this Web site was based on the exhibition Holman: Forty Years of Graphic Art, organized by The Winnipeg Art Gallery and curated by Darlene Coward Wight. The following acknowledgement appears in the exhibition catalogue:

Research for this exhibition, catalogue and video was carried out on two visits to Holman in May and November 2000. Interviews were recorded on audio and video tape with all living artists and printmakers and with family members of deceased artists. I would like to express my profound appreciation to all the people of Holman who shared their thoughts with me.

On my May visit, I was given invaluable assistance with interviews and translation by Mary K. Okheena. In November, Roberta Memogana helped to organize interviews and the drum dances. Joseph Haluksit, Susie Malgokak and Mary K. Okheena were capable translators for video interviews and demonstrations.

I am grateful for the loan of a number of drawings and early prints from the Holman Eskimo Co-operative under the management of Bill McManus. Other assistance was provided by the Co-op on my visits to Holman.

In November 2000, I was accompanied to Holman by Winnipeg videographer, Alex Poruchnyk. His expertise and ingenuity were of great value in shooting and editing the accompanying video.

Darlene Coward Wight


Project Team
Jennifer Forbes, Researcher
Lynda Toews, Art Educator
Jonathan Van Winkle, Digital Resource Co-ordinator
Tricia Wasney, Project Manager

Gallery Staff
Patricia E. Bovey, Director
Catherine Collins, Grants Officer
Rae Harris, Art Educator, School Programs
Evelyne Lachapelle, Coordonnatrice Programmes scolaires
Donna MacKinnon, Head, Education and Public Programs
Ernest Mayer, Photographer
Donna McAlear, Chief Curator
Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art
Marilyn Williams, Head of Communications

Web Site Design
Karla Burr, Project Designer, spacecadet design inc.
Kevin Hnatiuk, Business Manager, spacecadet design inc.

Peer Allan, Senior Programmer, Gator Designs
Brock Gunter-Smith, Project Co-ordinator, Gator Designs

Holman Consultants
William Duke, Manager, Holman Eskimo Co-operative
Guy Hodgins, Canadian Arctic Producers, Winnipeg
Helen Kitekudlak, Principal, Helen Kalvak School
Susie Malgokak, Artist
Eleanor Young, Hamlet Office, Holman

Education Consultants, Teachers and Test Schools
Brad Bamford, Lord Selkirk Regional School
Judy Broeska, Samuel Burland School
Joe Halas, Art Consultant, Winnipeg School Division #1
Danya Jaworsky, Lord Nelson School
Ann Rallison, Machray School
Pam Reichert, Transcona Collegiate
Robyn Rypp, Stanley Knowles School
Leslie Ross Stewart, Hastings School
Andrea Stuart, Wolseley School
Dr. Joan Walters, former Head of Humanitites, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
Cheryl Zubrack, St. John’s Ravenscourt

French Translation
Mélanie Gosselin
Marie-Josée Hamel
Bryan Lopuck

Inuinnaqtun Translation
Annie Isabelle Goose
Henry Ohokannoak

• Artwork
Ernest Mayer
James Stadnick
• Archival
The Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, provided permission to reproduce photographs by: D. Jenness, V. Stefansson, and G.H. Wilkins.
The National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, provided permission to reproduce photographs by: Rudolph M. Anderson, and Richard S. Finnie.
• Landscapes and portraits
Arts and Culture of the North
Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad
John Paskievich (courtesy Inuit Art Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs)
Alex Poruchnyk
Darlene Coward Wight

In conjunction with the touring exhibition Holman: Forty Years of Graphic Art, The Winnipeg Art Gallery produced a video entitled Holman/Ulukhaktok, portions of which are featured on this Web site:
Director: Darlene Coward Wight, Curator, Inuit Art, The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Videography & Editing: Alex Poruchnyk
Editing and Graphics: Michael Linton
Joseph Haluksit (for stonecut demonstration)
Mary K. Okheena (for Agnes Nanogak Goose)
Susie Malgokak (for Mabel Nigiyok)
Dog Team Driver: Walter Olifie
Transportation: Joseph Haluksit, John Aliknak
Drum Dancers and Singers:
Laura Inuktalik (Co-ordinator, Central-style group), Roberta Memogana (Co-ordinator, Western-style group), Jimmy Memorana, Rene Oliktoak, Ida Kuneyuna, William Kagyut, Jean Kagyut, Kevin Memogana, Justin Memogana, Nora Memogana, Emily Kudlak, Alice Omingmak, Louise Nigiyok, Kate Inuktalik, Frank Kuptana, Sarah Kuptana, Marlene Kagyut, Helena Ekootak, Jeanine Arey, Hannah Kataoyak, Lisa Marie Alikamik, Judy Okheena, Gary Okheena.
Additional video editing for the Web: Alex Poruchnyk and Nicole Shimonek

The Winnipeg Art Gallery wishes to thank the following for their co-operation in the use of material for this Web site:
Inuit Art Quarterly for permission to reproduce an excerpt from an interview with Peter Palvik, published in Summer 2001, p. 22 (

Rudy Wiebe for permission to reproduce the map Inuit View to the South, from his book Playing Dead: A Contemplation Concerning the Arctic, Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1989, (

Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders for material contained herein. If you have information pertaining to such copyright not already credited here, please contact The Winnipeg Art Gallery.



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