Yukon Artists At Work (YAAW) has been a mainstay of the Whitehorse arts scene since our gallery opened in a tiny trailer in the MacRae subdivision of Whitehorse in 2003. A new exhibit that opened on Nov. 30th, 2023 at the Yukon Arts Centre marks the 20th anniversary of YAAW and celebrates the important role our organization has played in the territory. The show will run until Feb. 16th, 2024.

The exhibit is called Re-collecting Yukon Artists at Work. It features the work of 82 artists who are current or former members of YAAW.

As many as possible of the works have been loaned to the exhibition by Yukon art lovers. Several are from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. A few are still in the collections of the artists. We’ve tried to include in this show a piece from every artist who spent time as a member of YAAW, and the art spans the full 20 years of YAAW’s existence.

Among the works people will find a few collaborations. YAAW is a collaboration between member artists, and between artists and our community at large. The quality of our organization is reflected in the ways we have worked together over the years, and the way we continue to work together.

Current and former YAAW artists

Images from our past