Artist’s Legal Name: Darlene Amagoalik
Artist lives in: Clyde River, NU
Community artist is from: Pond Inlet, NU
Categories of art practiced: Amauti Making; Parka making; Mitt Making; Kamik Making; Children’s Snowsuits; Snow pants; Miniature Kamik Making; Miniature Owls Making
Preferred materials & subjects: Sealskin; Sheepskin; Commander; Leather; Hollow Fill
Year of Birth: 1994
Darlene is from the community of Pond Inlet. She loved to watch her grandmother sew all the time when she was growing up, and then when Darlene was in grade 5 in Pond Inlet she learned the basics of sewing and has been sewing traditional mitts and kamiks and designing and sewing outerwear of all kinds and sizes out of fabric ever since. Darlene now lives in Clyde River with her own family. Everyone loves what she makes because she loves the creative aspects of designing clothes that are useful and beautifully made for the people in Clyde River.
Arist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit Cultre: Inuktitut Language; Family Camping; Sewing