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Yukon Arts Centre December 6th - February 25th, 2022
2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. This exhibition, Collective Memory, celebrates this milestone. An extensive selection of pivotal works from the past four decades showcases the depth and diversity of the collection. Among them, viewers can enjoy the newest additions, shown with insights from each artist.


The Yukon Permanent Art Collection represents Yukon artists' practices and pieces significant to the legacy of Yukon art. The collection includes works in a variety of media including: First Nations traditional and contemporary art, prints, photographs, carvings, sculpture, textiles, paintings, drawings and mixed media.

Moose Hide Mukluks by Yukon artist Karrie Brown
Dubois Residence an Archival inkjet print by Yukon Artist Sarah Fuller
Landscapes of Gold (Bowl) by Yukon ceramic artist Monika Käte Steputh
Trying to Help by Yukon artist Kimberly Edgar
Yukon artist Alex Dickson Watchmens Red alder, mother of pearl, horse hair

Yukon Permanent Art Collection, Alex Dickson Watchmens 2005-2006 Red alder, mother of pearl, horse hair (H x W x D) 25 x 19 x 11”


Revisit past exhibitions of acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.


The Yukon Permanent Art Collection provides Yukoners and visitors with an opportunity to experience our cultural legacy as it is expressed through the visual arts, and contributes to the professional development and economic well-being of Yukon artists. Yukon residents of all backgrounds, at any stage of their creative paths and from all communities are invited to apply.


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Photo series by Yukon artists Hannah Jickling and Valerie Salez

The Friends of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection is of vital importance to the continuing development of the arts in the Yukon through the growth of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.

Created in 1981, the Yukon Permanent Art Collection is a continually expanding record of Yukon and northern-inspired visual artwork. Each year new works are acquired through a call for submissions process and juried by the Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection. The collection is cared for by the Government of Yukon and exhibited in public buildings in communities around the territory for the enjoyment of Yukoners and visitors.