Comfort zone (Yukon Riverside Arts Fest)

I love participating in Dawson City's Yukon Riverside Arts Festival! From Aug. 13-15, I'm excited to re-position my soundscape, sculpture, and writing work "Comfort Zone" in an outdoor space. It looks smaller, which matches more closely the size-experience of being a human at the Arctic Circle. Using your phone to access the QR code takes… Continue reading Comfort zone (Yukon Riverside Arts Fest)

Drone day 2021: Palace Grand

On May 28/21, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) was one of many groups hosting experimental sound events around the world for Drone Day - a day for swimming in noise, drone, massive sound. "Every year we make a noise together that stretches around the world." https://droneday.org/ KIAC partnered with Parks Canada and… Continue reading Drone day 2021: Palace Grand

Dawson Film Fest poster dawgs

Best email I've had in months: Dan Sokolowski, from the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, asked if he could use my submitted watercolour for the 2021 Festival poster. I'm thrilled! Especially because DCISFF has been a big part of Dawson City becoming home for me over the past decade-plus. Here's the final poster. The… Continue reading Dawson Film Fest poster dawgs

Plant Encounters is live!

The Long Walk Collective - Bo Yeung, Georgia Hammond, and me (Meg Walker) - are so excited and proud to announce that the Plant Encounters online publication is live! What: "Plant Encounters" is an online multimedia publication at http://www.longwalkcollective.org that explores people-plant relationships in the boreal forest along Dawson City's Ninth Avenue Trail. When: From… Continue reading Plant Encounters is live!

Menopause Mischief

I curated this exhibition for Arts Underground, exhibiting from March 4 - 30, 2018. Tara McCarthy interviewed me for CBC North's afternoon show AirPlay, and you can listen to it here. Show statement below, and artist bios following that. https://soundcloud.com/cbcyukon/menopause-mischief-exhibit-at-arts-underground   Menopause Mischief exhibits painting, sculpture and film by 15 artists with connections to Dawson… Continue reading Menopause Mischief

into blue noon: over a frozen road

This is my last Ice Cubicle blog post, a wrap to an intriguing project that has left me with a long list of ice-related ideas to explore. There are so many things I didn't get to writing about - more on glaciers and ice-shelves disappearing due to climate change; the timeline of Ice House Detroit,… Continue reading into blue noon: over a frozen road

spring breakup: a swimming tale

For a while there it seemed the "spring fever vs ice" competition was over. The Yukon River broke weeks ago, and it's hot enough in the daytime to get a slight sunburn, as I found out yesterday. But I had to drive between Dawson City and Whitehorse twice in the past two weeks, and as… Continue reading spring breakup: a swimming tale

dawson ice guessing contest: it’s all over

The wait is over. It's been more of a melt-off than a break-up this spring 2010, but the Yukon River is running again. The ice broke its grip at 3:12 a.m. this morning, according to Joyce Cayley, speaking on CFYT Radio on behalf of IODE. The annual Ice Guessing Contest is over. But what's the… Continue reading dawson ice guessing contest: it’s all over

another yukon river view: caribou crossings

To give you (and myself) a pause from the tension of waiting for the Yukon River to break, I'd like to direct you a recent post on Manuela's blog Every Day Life in the Northern Yukon Wilderness. Manuela chronicles the flow of Yukon life dozens of kilometres away from any town. Manuela's posts are always… Continue reading another yukon river view: caribou crossings