Eleanor Elias
Tuktoyotuk, N.W.T

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

Artist Background:

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.

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