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Yukon Wanderers

Lead Artists:

Team:

Peer leaders Nicole Lamd and Jessica McMurphy, and community participants from partner organizations Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon, Options for Independence Yukon, with support from the Yukon Art Centre, and Yukonstruct

This project (Yukon Wanderers) is about walking, community, and making art. A “wanderer” is a person who walks where they want to walk and doesn’t follow a map. A “wanderer” could be a person that is lost or a person that is looking for something. The project started as a way to think and talk about living in the Yukon. And a way to share people’s stories about their homes, nature, and how they feel. Participants work with artists and organizations to make their own art. At workshops, participants make art about walking using sound, photos, and maps. They have learned about how to record sounds, take photos, and use technology to make art. Artist and participants have made art to learn from each other, share stories and ideas, and to understand different life experiences. We have also learned more about how to start an art project,  and how to use different technologies.

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon

Participants: Artists, community organizations, and people who would like to learn more about being an artist or about making art. People with disabilities like Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Everyone works together to make art about “wanderers” and walking.

The goals of this project are:

  • To make art about “wanderers” and walking
  • To learn about making art
  • To learn from each other
  • To learn about walking, where we live, and nature
  • To create art using sound, photos, and maps
  • To share ideas about “wanderers”, walking, and life experiences
  • To share the art and ideas from the workshops with other people in March 2021
Team Bios:

Support: Gao Yujie

Local Project Facilitators:

Nicole Lamb

Hello my name is Nicole Lamb I’m an artist who live in Whitehorse Yukon. I enjoy taking long walks, and taking pictures and videos for the “Yukon Wanderers”. My work includes a short video project released in summer 2020 that was part of a group of project released in response to COVID- 19 and social isolation (video project)

Jessica McMurphy

Jessica McMurphy is an artist who lives in White Horse, Yukon. Jessica is a history buff and enjoys spending time with her family, taking photos. Jessica is a community volunteer and one of the local project facilitators for “Yukon Wanderers.”

Partners:

OFI: Options for Independence is a Yukon Government funded Not for Profit Organization (NGO) established in 1999 to provide Supported Residential (Housing) Program for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). See their important work here: (Link to their website https://ofiyukon.ca )

FASSY:  The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon (FASSY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering accepting and educated communities, where individuals with FASD have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential. See more about what they do here (link to their website http://fassy.org/)