Gwen Palluq

Artist’s Legal Name: Gwen Palluq

Artist Lives In: Ottawa, ON

Community artist is from: Igloolik, NU

Categories of art practiced: Mitt Making; Slipper Making;

Preferred materials & subjects: Sealskin

Year of Birth: 1980

Profession or Work: Sewing Instructor

Artist Background:

Gwen is from the community of Igloolik. Her grandmother taught her how to sew the duffle inside the kamiks at the age of 4. She then learned the basics of sewing  sealskin as she grew older. Gwen is talented with making mitts and slippers. When she’s sewing Gwen is still learning to see the point of view about sewing that her grandmother had use to teach her. She loves to use sealskin as the main materials for her projects.

Artist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit culture: Sewing arts worker at Isaruit Inuit Arts in Ottawa


“There’s a lot of help. If you ask for help, it’s there.”

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