Inuit & Canadian Indigenous Art Resource
A virtual resource place to discover, learn and research unique works of art and the artists who create them.
Waddington’s created Katilvik in 2006 for those passionate about Inuit art. In 2020 we launched an enhanced Katilvik, encompassing Canadian Indigenous Art.
We’ll continue to make this website as dynamic as the art forms it encompasses. Content updates and new contributions will ensure you find something new and informative every time you visit.
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Waddington’s is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in marketing Inuit Art. No other auction house has been as intrinsically linked to the development of a market for this art form. From our first landmark auction in 1978 of the William Eccles Collection, Waddington’s has offered thousands of works, set record prices, and expanded the market well beyond Canada’s borders. Our legacy of successful Inuit Art auctions, our ability to achieve continually increasing values and our creation of an international market have been key factors in validating Inuit art as a whole and establishing it as an integral part of the Canadian Art scene.
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Our Prices Realised page provides a comprehensive index of our past auctions - sorted by name or date, with filters for department and year. View the results in a gallery or convenient list format.
Upcoming Auctions and Events
The Ross MacFadden Collection of Inuit Art
November 13 - 18, 2021
Now in our fourth decade in the Inuit art market, Waddington’s is internationally recognized as having helped establish Inuit art as an integral part of the art market, influencing the increase in investor confidence, and attracting new global audiences.
This auction features exceptional artworks from the Estate of W.A. Ross MacFadden, including this important textile by Jessie Oonark.
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Waddington’s always welcomes consignment inquiries for our upcoming auctions.
We are currently specifically interested in the following:
- Classic sculpture and graphics from the 1950s & 1960s.
- Wall hangings, prints and drawings by Jessie Oonark.
- Sculpture by top artists from Cape Dorset, Baker Lake, Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Spence Bay, Gjoa Haven, Inukjuak.
- Works by Joe Talirunili, Ennutsiak, Osuitok Ipeelie, Pauta Saila, Karoo Ashevak, George Tataniq, Judas Ullulaq, Elizabeth Nutaraluk.
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