We are so pleased to welcome you back to the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery! A celebration of young Indigenous artistic achievement, Emerging North echoes the Arctic Winter Games’ values of the spirit of togetherness, legacy building, and Northern pride. Like the AWG athletes, many of the artists included in this exhibition are considered “emerging” or at the beginning of their careers. Playful and experimental, a diverse range of artworks explore themes of shared northern experiences, Indigenous futurisms, and the relationship between culture and play.
The Last Ice Show, by Rick Zuran (on display until Aug 15), is an unique, bizarre photo suite of dimensional and spacey structures that when you let your mind wonder - they resemble alien roadways, viral strains, or galactic backdrops! These artistic photos of lake ice taken in southern Yukon are a result of specific freeze-thaw conditions and a luck of the lighting.
The artists in these exhibitions are excited for you to see their artwork in person!
All recommendations have been made based on information from the Yukon Government and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health.
Guest Protocols for Gallery Appointments:
Groups up to 6 people from the same household can preregister below for a free Gallery Appointment
As recommended, people should NOT attend the Gallery Appointment if they:
Have any flu-like symptoms; or
have an underlying health condition.
have traveled outside Yukon, BC, NWT and Nunavut in the last 14 days.
YAC recommends guests wear a mask if they have one.
No contact such as handshakes between the Guests and the Staff.
All Guests and Staff should always adhere to the 2-arms length rule within the facility.
Please do not bring extra clothing/bags/etc. into the facility if they are not necessary.
Hand Sanitizers and kleenex are available for guests at the main entrance and the Gallery entrance.
The main doors to YAC remain locked as our building is closed to the public. At the time of your appointment a staff member will come out to welcome you! See you there.