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Current Exhibition

Yellowknife Forever!


June 21, 2024


September 29, 2024


Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The Exhibition

The North has a particular allure, often imagined in paradoxical extremes – cozy cabins in a frozen expanse, the danger of cold vs. awe at its beauty. Popular notions are often so terribly incomplete they might as well be false. The seven artists in this exhibition offer true(er) visions. Using local vernacular, photography, scrap plywood found at the dump, or moosehide sewn into gothic forms, each explores the anti-picturesque character of northern life.

Curated by Sarah Swan. Supported by the Northwest Territories Arts Council.

Photo: Walt Humphries, Old Cabin (near old fish plant), 1982, watercolour on rag paper. Courtesy of the artist.