Art Gallery of NWT is a mobile gallery in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Our gallery is made from a converted cargo trailer, designed to take art across the city and on the road. We showcase northern talent (& occasionally a visiting artist) and we bring art to the people!
The gallery debuted in August, 2019 and is a project of yk arcc (yellowknife artist-run centre-less centre) as a solution to the lack of non-commercial exhibition space in Yellowknife and the Territory at large. (When the powers that be get their act together and build NWT a real gallery, we will happily give the name back!)
We aim to foster the creative growth of northern artists and craftspeople via curated, juried, and community exhibitions. Feel free to contact us with questions or proposals at email@example.com.
Our gallery's exterior features all 11 of NWT's official languages, and is accessible to all. The art on the outside is by Yellowknife artist Lianne Plamondon, and the trailer modifications were designed by Peter Gillis of Yellowknife's Guy Architects.
Yellowknife Artist-Run Community Centre (now a 'centre-less centre') was founded in 2011 by a group of like-minded friends who wanted to see contemporary art thrive in the NWT.
Over the years, YK ARCC's dedicated volunteers have facilitated unique and dynamic programming (shows, house concerts, workshops, symposiums, public art sculptures, residencies) while facing the challenges of artist-run centres everywhere; (peaks and valleys of funding, etc) and a few challenges particular to the North (prohibitive rental rates, transient population). But, ART IS WORK, right?
In 2017 YK ARCC held a revisioning meeting where a new focus was determined; inclusivity and exhibition. Onward and upward!