Selections from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection
Everyone has a unique experience and definition of what home is to them. Our surrounding environment holds people, history, knowledge, resilient animals and plants that influence our lives. It is expansive, diverse, challenging and healing.
This exhibition of artwork from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection showcases the land as our home and pays tribute to all that it generously provides: medicine, refuge, sustenance and mental and physical connection. These pieces step outside the traditions of landscape artwork and give an alternative glimpse of our relationships with our surroundings. Each is embedded with personal perspectives, materials, relationships, and interpretations of various places that represent and honour homelands. We hope this collection ignites an appreciation of all that the land gives and the place you call home.
The Yukon Permanent Art Collection is made up of more than 500 original works of art inspired by the North. Created in 1981, new pieces are added each year, ensuring that diverse perspectives, innovation, and tradition are held for the future. The collection is cared for by the Government of Yukon and displayed around the territory for the enjoyment of Yukoners and visitors.
Stormy Bradley and Tamika Knutson
Curators, June 2022