Silver Linings Exhibition

Old Fire Hall


Whitehorse, YT

Self guided Photography

Silver Linings, a Parks Canada exhibition, showcases a series of 4x5 tintype photographs of present day Dawson City. These small, one-of-a-kind photos utilize the historic process of dry-plate photography from the era of the 1898 Klondike Stampede. Peering at the reflective surfaces will transport you to a time where taking a photo was much more than just pressing a button; Gold Rush photographers carried all of their supplies many kilometres over the Chilkoot Trail, and those who sat for a photograph were required to stay still for minutes on end. This series was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The masks adorned on the faces of the Parks Canada staff at KNHS are indicative of perseverance within the community of Dawson City. They connect history with the present day. The title, Silver Linings, references not only the material used on the surface of the plates, but also the pace of a slower season in Dawson, without which, this project would not have come to fruition. Artist Statement: Miriam Behman and Justin Apperley are interdisciplinary artists living in Dawson City, Yukon. Behman is a recent graduate in Photography from NSCAD University and Apperley holds a Master of Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art. Both artists work with alternative photographic techniques and are interested in bringing historic processes into a contemporary context. Outside of their personal work, Behman and Apperley work as heritage interpreters with Parks Canada at the Klondike National Historic Sites. With curiosity and criticality, Apperley and Behman, in conjunction with Parks Canada and their interpretive team, have created a new body of work that explores the tremendous impact photography has made on the collective imagination of the north. All recommendations have been made based on information from the Yukon Legislation, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, and the Centre for Disease Control. As recommended, people should NOT attend this exhibit if they: Have any flu-like symptoms; or have an underlying health condition. have traveled outside the Yukon, BC, NWT or Nunavut in the last 14 days. Culture Days recommends participants wear a mask if they have one.

Sat 26 Sep
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This event is free.

Organized by

Yukon Arts Centre

The YAC is proud to champion and promote artists and their stories in our community. We are honoured to be located on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council.



Whitehorse, YT

Event Contact

Yukon Arts Centre




This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.