At long last, we have reached the culmination of artist Hannah Jickling's collaboration with the Yukon Orienteering Association - the opening of the Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery exhibition "FEATURED FEATURES: Landscape artworks selected by Yukon Orienteers," which showcases artworks from both the Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Permanent Art Collections that have been selected and interpreted by thirteen members of the Yukon Orienteering Association. The collaboration began as part of the Yukon Arts Centre Gallery exhibition "Traversing Yukon Landscapes," curated by Gallery Directory Mary Bradshaw, and previously offered a series of free public lectures and demonstrations on the topics of topography and image-making, mapping and movement, and landscape and navigation, with perspectives from the world of orienteering and the world of art.
With the aid of a map and compass, orienteering involves navigating one’s way between points of terrain in search of specified topographical features. It is one of very few sports that rely on the comprehension of a complex visual language. Like art, it uses colours, symbols and patterns. Both orienteers and artists practice navigating, rendering and interpreting the natural landscape, employing constant shifts between two and three-dimensional perspectives.
What can artists and orienteers learn from each other and what can the conventions of each discipline offer the other? What if orienteering could be used as a system for navigating art?
Thursday, August 29, 2013
5:30 - 8:30pm
Artist talk by Hannah Jickling begins at 6:00 pm sharp. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 5 pm
Open for theatre performances.
The Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery is presented by Yukon Electrical, an ATCO Company.