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ODD Gallery

Odd Gallery

The ODD Gallery is a contemporary art centre housed in KIAC. The ODD Gallery’s year-round programming features solo and group exhibitions (selected and curated by committee) by regional, national and international visual artists, as well as the annual thematic project The Natural & The Manufactured. The Gallery also presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories. 


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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dan Sokolowski is about three weeks away from launching the 20th edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) when we sit down in his corner of the building that’s home to the Klondike Institute of Art of Culture (KIAC.)... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The pre-Christmas season will soon be underway here in the Klondike, actually beginning a few days before this piece can see print. It’s a season of bazaars and open houses that lead up to the actual holidays... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Tamika Knutson had not thought of carving out a career in art when she was in high school. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen grew up in Dawson and graduated from Robert Service School. After what she describes as a less-than-successful stint at an... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Andrée-Anne Roussel

There is a new exhibition showing at The ODD Gallery in Dawson City, a gallery that showcases contemporary art year round. Pathie is a new, video-based installation by Montreal artist Andrée-Anne Roussel. The exhibit opened Wednesday, January 17th... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There is the Berton House program, overseen by the Writers Trust of Canada, which houses four people annually; the Dawson City Music Festival’s Songwriter In Residence, which happens every winter; and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Chris Healey

Any discussion of the Yukon School of Visual Arts begins with a couple of questions: What is it? Why is it in Dawson? The first question is easily answered: the Yukon SOVA is a post-secondary art school with excellent facilities and dedicated staff Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: James Healey

It’s not too often that you get to walk up to an artist in creative process and say, “Excuse me, what are you working on?” The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, which takes place from August 17th to 20th in Dawson City as part of the Discovery Days... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The cupboard behind Dan Sokolowski’s head is still covered with the multi-coloured Post-it notes he’s been using to assign the 86 short films in this year’s Dawson City International Short Film Festival to various categories for Friday, Saturday... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be featuring an exhibition called The Golden Age of Selfies. The exhibition will showcase work submitted by members of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The idea of... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-09-29

On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be holding a reception for the opening of Perpetual Curiosities: A 30-Year Retrospective. The exhibition is by long-time Dawsonite Shelley Hakonson, whose last show at the... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of ODD Gallery

A new exhibition has opened at the ODD Gallery in Dawson City. Ommatida Muralis, which runs until April 16, is a new interactive installation by Winnipeg artists Chantal Dupas and Andrew John Milne. “It’s a rich experience to have a display of two... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The most recent exhibition at Dawson’s ODD Gallery is nothing if not seasonal for its subject is the northern lights, also called aurora borealis, the light display named jointly after the Roman god of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The snow has come and gone… and come and gone again… but the heavy mist on the hillsides around the town – mists that last well past the morning and into the afternoon – tell their own story of seasonal change. Winter, as they say in Westeros, is... Read more

Dawson City

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(S)hiver festival promises a night of art, light, and creativity in response to the dark cold of a northern winter PHOTOS: Rick Massie

A brand new event will be taking place in Dawson City on Saturday, January 24. The (s)hiver festival promises a night of art, light, and creativity in response to the dark cold of a northern winter. Read more

Yukon Arts

Andrea Kastner has been fascinated by garbage for years. The Montreal native, who now makes her home in Hamilton, Ontario became interested in waste while thinking about how we, as a society, relate to our possessions. Read more

Yukon Arts

Rebekah Miller is fascinated with zippers, with how they both conceal and reveal, how they open and close. She's also fascinated with coverings – whether they are external facades of buildings or the skins of animals. Therefore, Skins is a very... Read more

Dawson City

For a young man, Chris Foster is an old soul. The interdisciplinary artist, who obtained his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2008, finds his aesthetic cues in old books and obsolete technology. Read more

Yukon Arts

Marigold Santos likes the idea of a multiple self.... The four large-scale mixed media drawings on canvas feature imagery of body fragmentation arising from foundations of movement, migration, and change within a physical and social landscape. Read more

Yukon Arts

Started in 2005, The Natural & The Manufactured is a unique thematic art project jointly organized by the ODD Gallery and the artist-in-residence program at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). Read more

Yukon Arts

Humans are attracted to animals on an instinctual level, yet more than 50 percent of us now live in urban settings, worldwide (as of 2008). This collective experience creates a substantial gap in how we understand foxes, coyotes, beavers and other wi Read more

Dawson City