Barry Pottle is an Inuit artist from Rigolet who has lived and worked in Ottawa for over two decades, a centre that has the highest urban Inuit population outside of the North. Barry has held positions as a museum intern, public servant, Inuit art curator, policy advisor, and government administrator. His photography focuses on the legacies of colonization, the ongoing struggles facing Inuit in Canada, and the urban Inuit experience.
Whether at a community event, cultural gathering, family outing or the solitude of nature that photography allows, the artist works to capture the essence of urban Inuit life and the uniqueness of this community. As Inuit strive to bring voice to their contemporary issues, urban realities, culture, traditions, practices and general awareness - Pottle wants to use the camera as his voice. Pottle says, “The camera allows me to explore space, connection and continuity with my heritage, culture and realities, especially contemporary realities.”
Time & Location
Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Drive
7 - 10 PM