Artist’s Legal Name: Eleanor Elias
Artist Lives In: Inuvik, NU
Community artist is from: Tuktoyotuk, N.W.T
Categories of art practiced:
Parka Making; Hunting Clothing; Embroidery; Children’s Outing Clothing;
Preferred materials & subjects:
Leather; Furs; Stroud; Assorted Materials
Eleanor is from the community of Tuktoyaktuk but now living in Inuvik. She had grown up going out on the land and sewing. Eleanor has a long line of artists in her family. She is a talented seamstress and loves to make hunting outfit for her and her family, traditional and modern. Eleanor enjoys embroidery with a unique design.
Artist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit culture:
Surviving on the land; Family Camping; Hunting; Preparing Animals; Sewing
“Have patience. If you take the time to learn and practice, then developing your own spin on it will be easier.”
Art Show(s) the artist has participated in:
The Great Northern Arts Festival, an annual event held in Inuvik for artists to showcase their work.