Junction Artist in Residence program

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“Sewing Through a Landscape” Fashion & Textile Art


Travel through the landscape with the arts

How often someone travels through an inspiring landscape or witnesses a stunning cultural happening and can’t figure out how to capture and share the moments with those back home.

In the arts one tries to find words to describe such experiences. But when strong emotions are involved there is no better way to order and communicate the complex dimensions than through the arts.

In the Kluane region, in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory, one is confronted with the bare and pristine beauty of nature. This is a physical, visual and highly emotional experience for most people, travellers and locals alike. The idea of the Junction Artist in Residence program evolved from the hypothesis that an artist can communicate the Kluane experience through artistic endeavours and a piece of art work.

One point was essential: A long stay is important to catch the local vibe on a deeper level.

From there we began planning for our first Junction Artist in Residence.

With a local culture of sharing, our invitation to an artist in residence turns into an invitation to the communities, to the people of Yukon and our Alaskan neighbours and to our international guests as well.

Please feel invited to join with us the “Sewing through the Landscape” experience.

Be inspired, be part of it!


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Art is a fundamental base of healthy community growth.

Learn more about the program

July 15, 2016
Start of Residency

5pm-7pm at the : Opening reception and artist introduction.
DaKu Cultural Centre

Aug. 12-14, 2016
Craft Workshop Weekend

Fashion and clothing art for all, multiple workshops from fun to professional, art and craft market, good local food, festival vibe!
DaKu Cultural Centre

Oct. 8-9, 2016
Gala Presentation & Yukon Fashion Fair

Artist in Residence, community and school craft group presentation, performances. Accompanied by the first Yukon Fashion Fair.
St. Elias Convention Centre

JAR 2016 is proudly presented by Junction Arts & Music Society and Lupine67. Sponsored and supported by: Yukon Arts Fund, Champagne & Ashihik First Nation, Village of Haines Junction, Parks Canada, St. Elias Community School, Yukon Collage, Lotteries Yukon, CJHJ 99.9 FM -The Griz, Harper Street Publishing, Holland America Lines, Air North and local individuals and businesses.