Meet our contributing artists.

People with deep Northern roots, diverse cultures and historical family legends and stories to share.

Darrald Taylor

Artist

Derrald Taylor is an Inuvialuit carver and jeweller from Tuktoyaktuk, NT. Taylor is known for flowing, realistic carvings of Arctic wildlife, hunters and drum dancers. Taylor’s major artistic influences include his father Bobby Taylor Pokkiak, Inuk Charlie and Bill Nasogaluak.

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Sheila Anderson

Artist

A Northerner for over 40 years, based now in Yellowknife,NWT. Shiela is a sketch and painting artist, her love of the north, family and friends are showcased in her incredible pieces.

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Jessica McVicker

Artist

Jessica Mcvicker’s paintings are heavily influenced by the Yellowknife environment. They often contain the extreme colours of profuse sunlight. She is currently living in Yellowknife and constantly strives to capture the dramatic and nuanced NWT with acrylic paint.

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Rae Braden

Artist

Born to be creative from a family passionate about music, food, art and photography. Rae Braden's Northern Talents are abundant from drawings, prints, photography, misc experiments and printmaking. Her talented gifts capture the North in its raw beauty from all mediums from what you can and what you can not see.

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Diane Boudreau

Artist

An artist-biologist, living in Yellowknife since 2000. She started to paint insects on t-shirts in the beginning. Diane took her microscope and observed the various species that are up north and shares her passion while traveling to the Northern communities and capturing its beauty.

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Sadeé Walden

Artist

Sadeé was born in Yellowknife and has lived in the north her whole life. She has always been passionate about making art and enjoys working with all sorts of different media.

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Catherine Lafferty

Artist

Catherine Lafferty, Katłįà (Kat-lee-ah) grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where she was primarily raised by her grandmother who taught her to be respectful of the land and to practice and appreciate her culture and traditions.

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Carmen Braden

Artist

All her musical creations are influenced by the sonic environment, both natural and man made, and she uses original texts in many works. Braden’s works reflect her connection to the contemporary classical world as well as her experience as a jazz pianist, and singer-songwriter.

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Terry Pamplin

Artist

I will try anything and often work on several pieces simultaneously, each one spurs growth and leads to new ideas. I often paint and draw with both hands at the same time and I find this heady and intoxicating like a dose of serotonin.

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Casey Koyczan

Artist

An Indigenous multi-instrument live-looper who utilizes a variation of effects with his instruments and voice to create dynamic layered compositions that house anecdotes of electronica, hip-hop, and rock/metal/industrial music. Casey represent a Northern aesthetic inspired by culture, technology, politics, and northern legends.

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Leela Gilday

Artist

Multiple award-winning Dene singer-songwriter Leela Gilday is the kind of performer who simply takes your breath away with the pure power and beauty of her voice. From passionate anthems to soulful ballads to rhythmic blues, Leela’s songs reveal an extraordinary musicianship and a sheer joy in the art of music-making.

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Jen Walden

Artist

Jennifer’s distinctive style explores Northern life through people, wildlife and topography. Jen is also recognized as one of Northern Canada's most noted painters, her contemporary expressionistic paintings are rich in texture and vibrant colour.

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