Biennale of Sydney

Taqralik Partridge

Taqralik Partridge, Sápmi at sunset, 2019. Courtesy the artist

Taqralik Partridge

Born 1975 in Montreal, Canada
Lives and works in Kautokeino, Sápmi / Norway and Ottawa, Canada

Taqralik Partridge is a textile artist, writer, and spoken word poet originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. She is currently based in Guovdageaidnu, Sápmi, Norway.  

"I make simple things with whatever materials are at hand – words, cloth, beads, unwanted items – because this is what gives me hope.

"apirsait is a series of glass beadwork panels depicting creatures found in Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homeland). These represent spiritual helpers that are called on in times of need. Each piece is made with a dishcloth, scraps from my sewing of Inuit garments, dental floss and discarded plastic.

"My written work is concerned with posing questions about what is happening in the world around me. I write about Inuit experiences and what may be considered Indigenous issues – but to me, these are questions that are important to all humanity."

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