Ted Harrison


Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Patricia Cunning knows how to get things done. The executive director for MacBride Museum is one of those individuals capable of having a vision and finding a way to make it happen. The new MacBride Museum expansion is a testament to this ability... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

My shakedown cruise for our trailer has come to be my annual pilgrimage to the town of Skagway to attend the North Words Writers’ Symposium, held this year from May 25-28 in the windy town. This was the seventh annual event, of which I have... Read more



Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I’ve been enjoying a couple of relatively new books about the work of the late Ted Harrison. They are Ted Harrison Collected (Douglas & McIntyre) and A Brush full of Colour (Pajama Press). The first one is a trade paperback collection of the 91... Read more

Dawson City


Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

The dances are coming. On January 31, Skookum Jim's annual Folklore Show will be take place at the Yukon Arts Centre. The vibrant show will feature many First Nation dances and songs Read more

Theatre - Dance

Did you know that the funky little metal house in Shipyards Park, the black one with the raven that your kids are always playing in, is part of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection? Read more

Yukon Arts

Young laughter rings out in the Faro Kettle coffee shop in the Recreation Centre, as the community celebrates the unveiling of a new mural that brightens the wall above the tables. Read more


That's quite true. I noticed the colours, particularly in the outport villages, when I visited there in 1980. Read more

Dawson City

Forty years ago, an undiscovered English painter, new to the Yukon, had his first Canadian art show at the Whitehorse Public Library. Now, that painter, Ted Harrison, is the subject of the biography Painting Paradise by Katherine Gibson. Read more


It was 1983, following a suggestion by then Whitehorse Mayor, Flo Whyard, that the work of local artists first began being displayed on NorthwesTel phone books. Read more

Yukon Arts

The cover of Northern Reflections shows an inukshuk and a blazing sun over ice. One of Ted Harrison's favourite paintings, it was also selected by Marion Carroll, the wife of the late author, Desmond Carroll. Read more


It is an impressive display of Ted Harrison's Yukon. Wide swaths of bold colours of everyday life in a territory that is anything but "everyday". Read more

Yukon Arts