About the Exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre (April 11 – May 30, 2021)
The images at the top of this page are snapshots of the works shown in the exhibition, created by members of the Yukon Wanderers group. The work in the gallery included a co-created map of Whitehorse printed onto canvas; a series of photographs taken by the group printed onto metal; digital frames with colouring and paintings by the group (including colouring sheets made from original photographs), a slideshow of photos showing the group’s members and activities, and some QR codes that, when scanned, take the visitor to the additional digital stories, sounds and videos held on this website.
This project is part of a Canada wide project called “multiPLAY: Digital Community Engagement with Canadian Improvisers”. Click here to check out all the different multiPLAY projects by visiting the multiPLAY website. The exhibitions and workshops are also supported by other partners, including a national research partnership called the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) .Click here to find out more about IICSI’s improvisation art and research.
The exhibition was also granted generous support from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, where the organizers and co-curators, Dr. Rebeca Caines and Dr. Michelle Stewart work. Click here to find out more about the Living Heritage research cluster at the university, and click here to learn more about the work of the The Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies at the University of Regina.
We would also like to thank the Yukon Arts Centre for supporting the project (and the many changes that happened). Special thanks to Mary Bradshaw, Director of Visual Arts.
The Yukon Wanderers group. Peer Leaders: Jessica McMurphy and Nicole Lamb
Julie Schwarz, Janine Baker
Jessica McMurphy, Michelle Stewart, Rebecca Caines
Digital Arts Training
The multiPLAY project – Rebecca Caines and Michelle Stewart, with support by Brandon Watson, John Campbell
Options for Independence Yukon (OFI)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of the Yukon (FASSY)
The Yukon Arts Centre
The University of Regina (Living Heritage Research Cluster; Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies; the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance)
The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership)
About This Exhibit
What does it mean to wander in Whitehorse, accompanied by varied degrees of light and darkness? This was the question that organized the “Yukon Wanderers” digital training and community arts partnership (2019-2021) to explore the ways in which improvised arts and movement tell us new stories about (dis)ability, place, and belonging. “Yukon Wanderers” offers digital traces of movement, memory, and engagement. The project culminates in an exhibit of a canvas mounted map of the shared locations, digital images and stories from the project, and images taken by the group, printed onto metal. As the project adapted to the constraints of COVID, the images remind us of the beauty of the natural and built environment — and all those that wander therein
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.