new painting: night driving

I finished night driving in the first few days of December. The literal physical makings for this painting came from gifts and social connections. While I was making it, more community connections came to mind. So when it was done, I wanted its "first introduction to the world" to be with a few friends, in… Continue reading new painting: night driving

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