Artists in NW Territories’ Inuvik Learning to Integrate 3D Printing into Their Artworks

Published by , March 16, 2018 2:09 pm

(  The upcoming Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik in Canada’s Northwest Territories will be featuring some unique 3D-printed art, courtesy of a group of 10 artists who have been participating in a 10-week technology program. Inuvik is a relatively remote town that has become a hub for Northern Canadian art. Inuvik already hosts the Great Northern Arts Festival which brings together more than 1,800 artists from across Canada’s Northern regions as well as from all over the globe.
The technology program, which is being funded by the Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization, Gwich’in Tribal Council, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Aurora College, and the Northwest Territories government, is aiming to teach local artists about digital technologies such as 3D printing, laser engraving, and digital design. The artist tech program has received overwhelmingly positive feedback and has garnered a fair bit of attention by locals. The first 10-week 3D printing initiative in Inuvialuit runs until March 23. Once it wraps up, its organizers hope to exhibit the technology-enabled art to the public.

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