Isabella Rose Rowan-Weetaluktuk
“My motivation in creating art grows from my understanding of what it means to be a part of a culture. I move to honor the past, and create a foundation for the future.”
I am Isabella Weetaluktuk an Urban Inuk based in Montreal, with long family history in the Nunavik region of the Inuit Nunangat.
I am inspired by human rights and Inuit design from the qulliq to the igluvigak. I want to learn about the history of my ancestors, Inuit who lived with the land. I want to learn about the present day circumstances we inhabit with all the pain that brings. To weave these understandings together, as a way of understanding how to move forward. I want to learn about who I am and make artwork that is true to myself, while contributing to the complex tapestry of Inuit life and our ongoing culture.
As an artist my goal is to use my voice in a positive way, to help myself and my fellow Inuit be strong. My personal experiences have shaped my knowledge. As an Urban Inuk, of mixed background who graduated University. As a child who stood up to bullies on the playground. As a teenager beginning to understand the inequity of this world. As a member of a marginalized group, living. I will speak when my voice needs to be heard.
My motivation in creating art grows from my understanding of what it means to be a part of a culture. I move to honor the past, and create a foundation for the future.
Isabella Rose Rowan-Weetaluktuk is an arist and filmmaker with deep roots in the Nunavik region of the Inuit Nunangat, living in Montreal.