Events

Raven is more than just a recycling centre! Check out what we’re up to below!

 

Workshop & Artist Talk with Heidi Marion in Raven Recycling’s Depot

Heidi Marion is Raven Recycling’s current artist in residence, exploring the ways we interact with the vessels in our lives. Join us on May 27th for a workshop, and afterwards her reflections on her time in the Depot.

Treasure Me workshop: Vessel Portraits

Friday, May 27th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Unloved and spent, the vessels that sail in and out of our lives each day are forgotten castaways. Come and create photo portraits of these vital servants. Honour their place in your life; contemplate what it means to spend time with the indispensable in the place where we dispose of them.

Provided:

• Help with lighting and composition
• Frames, fabric sets
• Photocopier

Please bring your own camera or smartphone.

Your work will be displayed as part of an art show.

Artist Talk: Heidi Marion

Friday, May 27th, 7:30pm

Drop in for a discussion with Heidi about her 2 weeks incorporating human waste into art in Raven’s Depot.

 

May 13, 2022

Diversions: Vessels with Heidi Marion

Diversions with Heidi Marion

Raven Recycling is hosting a series of artist residencies in our Depot throughout the summer! Next up is Heidi Marion: May 16-27

Heidi Marion is a graphic recorder living in Whitehorse. Heidi has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Toronto and has worked in printmaking, drawing, land art, cellphilm, and sculpture. She is currently reading stories of previous extinctions by scientists, philosophers and poets to find context for our current extinction event.

During her residency, Heidi will explore how our relationship with owning things and discarding them – a human behaviour that is stress inducing, can be calmed by extinction stories. Why does it help to know that this is Earth’s sixth extinction event? Heidi is using the Raven Residency to create the second chapter in her exploration and to invite the public to examine these questions with her.

Residency Schedule:
May 16-27
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm.

Workshop: Friday, May 27th, 6pm – 7:30pm
Artist Talk: Friday, May 27th – 7:30pm

Treasure Me workshop

Vessel Portraits: A Workshop

Unloved and spent, the vessels that sail in and out of our lives each day are forgotten castaways. Come and create photo portraits of these vital servants. Honour their place in your life; contemplate what it means to spend time with the indispensable in the place where we dispose of them.

Provided:

• Help with lighting and composition
• Frames, fabric sets
• Photocopier

Please bring your own camera or smartphone.

Your work will be displayed as part of an art show.

 

May 2022

Diversions: Exploring waste through art

We’re excited to announce the launch of our artist residency program on April 25th! Five artists working with five different materials will be working in our Depot throughout the summer.
Through the pieces they create, these artists will be exploring the many ways waste affects us all. Come into our Depot during the below dates and explore the complexity of waste with us.

Artists will also be hosting a workshop on the first Sunday after the start of their residency, and an artist talk on the last day. Come into the Depot to sign up!

First up is Janet Patterson:

Did you know that each Canadian buys an average of 70 articles of clothing a year? How much clothing do we really need, and what would 70 pieces of clothing look like on a person? I will explore this theme during my residency at Raven Recycling from April 25 to May 8, 2022. I will dress three mannequins in 70 articles of clothing each. The clothes will come from either textiles dropped off in the red bins at Raven Recycling, or clothing that is destined for those bins.
Members of the public are invited to bring me a piece of clean clothing that would otherwise be going into the red bins, and I will incorporate it into my installation. Once dressed, one of the mannequins will go to a show in the Yukon Energy Community Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre for the month of May.

Janet will be in residence from April 26 to May 7. She will be in our Depot Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm. She will also be hosting a workshop on May 1st. May 7th from 5pm-7pm, Janet is hosting an artist talk with with Teslin Tlingit elder Yankáxh Tláa (Barb Hobbis) and Heather Ashthorn, Raven’s Executive Director.

Upcoming residencies

May 15 to May 29: Heidi Marion
June 1 to 15: Jenny & Dennis Shorty
July 4 to 15: Nicole Bauberger
July 18 to 29: Helen O’Connor

 

April 2022

Happy Earth Month!

April is Earth Month! In celebration of all those who help protect our planet, we are doing a social media series featuring individuals working in the environmental field! And because representation matters, we have chosen to showcase the environmental work being done by local Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour right here in the Yukon! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Many, many thanks to all of you working to protect our planet!

Raven Scrap Metals

Did you know? Nonferrous metals, such as aluminum and copper do not degrade in the recycling process. This means these metals can be recycled
an infinite number of times!