Macaulay House Open Studio May 27

Join current artists in residence, Sophie Jaillet and Marita Michaelis at Macaulay House for informal evening of art and chat!

Wednesday, May 25, 7-9pm. (Princess and 7th)

Sophie Madeleine Jaillet is an artist and rock collector from Tiohtiá:ke / Montréal.

Through her drawing and sculptural practices, Jaillet explores her human finitude in a state of ecological awareness. Her work underlines the ungraspable nature of geological and climatological processes, as well as highlights the limits of human perception when attempting to engage with large-scale occurrences. 

While in Dawson city, she’ll reflect on land use, the intersection of culture and nature, and deep time. 

Following the obtention of her BFA from Concordia University in 2013 and her MFA from NSCAD University in 2016, she has completed several artist residencies across Canada (Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, AB – 2016, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, NS – 2017, Est-Nord-Est St-Jean-Port-Joli, Qc 2017) and is scheduled to attend more in the upcoming years (Gros Morne National Park, NL 2023).

Marita Michaelis resides on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in so-called Vancouver. She is a multidisciplinary artist, library worker, quilter, former caregiver, future cartoon character and wannabe everything. Sometimes she plays drums in post-punk bands and wonky pop groups. She is currently a theatre performance student at SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts. Marita first came to Dawson as an instructor for Girls Rock Camp and has been eager to come back ever since. As KIAC artist in residence, she’ll be working on a textile project exploring themes of care and collectivity. She’s interested in quilts as care objects and their ability to withstand and travel through time.

The KIAC Artist in Residence Program is proud to partner with Parks Canada Klondike National Historic Site.