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Canada Goose Retail Art Programme

Canada Goose engaged NAMARA to acquire and commission artworks by Canadian artists, with a focus on Inuit print, drawing and sculpture. Kitra Cahana’s Above As Below continues to grace feature position in most stores; Alex Fischer created custom digital paintings for selected locations; Meghan Price designed stone book sculptures from the metamorphic rock of the Canadian Shield; several prints and drawings were acquired from the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, including works by Shuvinai Ashoona, Tim Pitsiulak, and Pitaloosie Saila; and Cape Dorset carvers brought Ningiukulu Teevee’s drawings to life in a slate tablet triptych.


Kitra Cahana, Above as Below, digital composite
Alex Fischer, Tonight and Day, digital composite

This two-sided vista by Alex Fischer: Tonight and Day, was installed at the Hong Kong flagship store. This visual palindrome represents a concurrent view of the varied Canadian landscape. The work considers what our role is within these landscapes. The Canadian experience is slowly revealed when the literal interpretation is replaced with a sense of discovery and revelation.

CREDITS

Client:
Canada Goose
Locations:
Calgary, Canada; Montreal, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Vancouver, Canada; New Jersey, USA; Boston, USA; Chicago, USA; NY, USA; Hong Kong, China; Beijing, China; London, UK;
Project Scope:
Present a collection of Canadian art with a focus on Inuit works through acquisitions and commissions, unique to Canada Goose stores around the world. Display Canadian culture by way of drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, and digital painting. Produce fine art quality over-sized graphics that illustrate brand culture.
Artists:
Shuvinai Ashoona, Kitra Cahana, Alex Fischer, Qavavau Manumie, Tim Pitsiulak, Johnny Pootoogook, Meghan Price, Joanie Ragee, Pitaloosie Saila, Nigiukulu Teevee, Ashevak Tunnillie, and Cape Dorset carvers, among others.
Canada Goose Retail Art Programme documentation