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Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery Opening: Featured Features

Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery Opening: Featured Features

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
Closed Sunday-Monday
Open for theatre performances.

The Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery is presented by Yukon Electrical, an ATCO Company.

Get Animated!

Get Animated!

Our next Kids Kreate is a special one. We are partnering with the Yukon Film Society and the National Film Board (NFB) to present Get Animated! Kids Kreate. Get Animated! is the NFB’s annual cross-Canada animation celebration, bringing you some of Canada’s finest animated films. 


This Sunday, October 28, local filmmaker Andrew Sharp will be teaching us the basics of stop-motion animation, and we’ll even have the chance to make our very own short animated films! The workshop is free, and video equipment, plasticine, and other supplies are provided. 

Workshop for Kids age 10+: 12 - 3 pm
Workshop for Kids age 5-10: 1 - 3 pm

Registration is required as space is limited.  Contact Katie at 667-8460 or to register.

Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult!


Film Screenings

While you’re in for the workshop, be sure to visit the mainstage theatre for some free, family-friendly NFB film screenings!

Sunday, October 28
12 PM: FAMILY PROGRAM "Not So Scary Stories" (5+) (39 min)
"Not So Scary Stories" program of animated films features the quirky tale of a six-year-old who collects sounds, along with a colourful and charming fairy tale—perfect for children ages five and up.

1 PM: FAMILY PROGRAM "Friends and Monsters" (10+) (37 min)
"Friends and Monsters" is for the 10+ crowd, with films about a very unusual set of twins and the unsettling experience of being in a new school.

Check out the full program details on the NFB website.

And if that’s still not enough family fun for you, stay on for our 3pm ticketed screening of The Wizard of Oz! The one and only 1939 classic for all ages! See it in high definition on the big screen. Get your tickets here.

See you soon!

National Family Week at YAC

National Family Week at YAC

It’s the first week of October, which means it’s National Family Week in Canada. As part of this year’s festivities, Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery is hosting a FREE Gallery Tour! Bring the whole family and help celebrate this year's theme, "The Grandparent Connection." Our tour includes the Community Gallery, Youth Gallery, and Public Gallery exhibitions.

Saturday, October 6
Free Public Gallery Tours
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive

There are National Family Week events happening across the Yukon. Check out the full listings for more information.

Culture Days 2012

Culture Days 2012

It’s Culture Days in Canada! On September 28, 29 and 30, culture is taking over from coast to coast to coast, and dozens of spots around Whitehorse will be offering Yukoners an incredible variety of fun, FREE activities.

With free museum visits, trolley rides, live music, family-friendly art-making activities, artist demonstrations and studio tours, book readings and spoken word performances, and Doors Open events at historic sites across the city, there’s something to pique the interest of every kind of culture lover.

At the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery, we’ll be hosting a very special Culture Days Kids Kreate session. On Saturday, September 29 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, local artist Helen O’Connor will be teaching us the traditional art of wet felting. We’ll also be taking inspiration from the colourful fibre art of Louise Hardy, on view all day in our Public Gallery. (All welcome - Kids Kreate is drop in; all kids must be accompanied by an adult!).  Kids Kreate is generously sponsored by Lotteries Yukon.

If you’re downtown, stop and visit the Old Firehall and get to know the cultural community of Whitehorse. From 12:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, there will be great activities for the whole family including: live music, face painting, the Cultural Expo, a market by the Potluck Co-op Society, and lots more. Doors Open Yukon will give visitors a chance to visit local historical sites all weekend, free of charge. And for the curious, our famous Mystery Tour will be departing from the Old Fire Hall at 11:50, 1:40, and 3:30. Each tour is under two hours and will give tour-goers some fascinating behind-the-scenes looks at a number of cultural destinations across the city.

While you're out exploring the city, keep an eye out for Bright Spots:


Venues displaying these stickers are Culture Days destinations, open to the public and offering great events! You can access the full list of events for the city here. With so much to do, why not plan your weekend using the handy My Culture Days tool? Sign up and you can create, print and share your own personal event schedule so you don’t miss a moment of fun.

See you there!