Exhibit Opening of Sewing our Traditions
Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. (Exhibit open March 5-10 from 10-5 p.m.)
Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Admission:
This is a free event
You can view this collection of hand-made dolls from March 5-9 (10-5 p.m.).
For this special Arctic Winter Games exhibition we also are including dolls from the circumpolar north. Each doll has its own character and individuality that reflects the doll-makers personality and community landscape. Together the dolls tell a story and provide a testimony of our unique culture of the North. From a brightly coloured cloth doll from Yamal Russia to painted Greenlandic dolls, to tiny intricate details like beaded moccasins and locally trapped fur and home-tanned hide, come experience these truly exceptional examples of fine craft from the across the north!
The dolls represent historical and contemporary perspectives on northern traditions, fashion and culture. Brought together by the Yukon Arts Centre for the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad with the generous support of Yukon Government, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the exhibition is the first of its kind to highlight this Inuit and First Nations art form and northern garment design.
Sewing Our Traditions: Dolls of Canada's North from Yukon Arts Centre on Vimeo.