Artist’s Legal Name: Megan Illauq
Artist lives in: Clyde River, NU
Community artist is from: Clyde River, NU
Categories of art practiced: Parka Making; Mitt Making; Kamik Making; Slipper Making; Leather Hat Making
Preferred materials & subjects: Leather; Commander; Hollow Fill; Sealskin; Fox Fur
Year of Birth: 2000
Profession or Work: Tim Horton’s Server
Artist’s background: Megan grew up in Clyde River. Her mother started teaching her how to sew parkas and mittens when she was 9. Megan always enjoyed attending school and is now involved in Inuit traditional activities through Piqqusilirivvik. Megan is now a young talented seamtress, who loves to sew any kind of clothing. People in the community often tell her that the items she makes are beautful and love to buy the slippers, kamiks, mitts, hats and parkas that she has made.
Arist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit Cultre: Inuktitut Language; Throat Singing; Sewing
Notes/Comments: It feels good to be sewing and you learn more by trying. For those who want to learn, keep trying.