Remember This Is Our Arctic? Itâ€™s the youth-made photography exhibit featuring images of climate change in Old Crow and Inuvik that we put together in the fall of 2013, thanks to the photographic talents of Arctic youth. To date, the exhibit has displayed in Whitehorse, Inuvik, and, most recently, at the ArtStarts In Schools gallery in downtown Vancouver.
Last week, the This Is Our Arctic hit the road once again. After a summer-long stint at the ArtStarts in Schools gallery, which exhibits work by children and youth artists, the exhibit headed across the greater Vancouver area to display in Coquitlam, BC for the month of October.
Thanks to the Coquitlam Public Library system, This Is Our Arctic is now on display at two different libraries in Coquitlam. The Poirer Branch is housing the Old Crow portion of the exhibit, and the City Centre branch is housing the photographs from Inuvik. To find out the locations and hours of both branches, click here.
Amelia Gabbott is the Library Technician for Information Services at the Coquitlam Library system who was in charge of setting up the exhibits.
â€œThe photographs are wonderful!â€ she said upon receivingÂ the exhibit. â€œI am very excited for the residents of Coquitlam, and our neighbouring communities, to have the chance to see the exhibit.â€
Itâ€™s thanks to the help of photographer, BYTE facilitator, and now nursing student Jesse Whitehead that the photographs made it to Coquitlam. Jesse made the brave trek across Vancouver at rush hour to deliver the photographs safely from ArtStarts in Schools to the Coquitlam Libraries.
This Is Our Arctic will be on display in Coquitlam until the end of October. You donâ€™t need a Coquitlam Library card to enjoy the display, so if you happen to be in the area this month, or know anyone who is, donâ€™t hesitate to stop by!
Stay tuned for exciting news about where This Is Our Arctic is heading next!