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Performance History

March 2018 “The Chilkoot Trail” solo exhibition, a series of oil paintings and drawings that encompass the entire trail from, including as well as visual, aroma and audio effects. (in process)

December 2015 “Magic Under the Northern Lights” 2nd commissioned piece for the Yukon Lotteries Commission, 45″ x 45″ stained glass mosaic.

March 2015 “keeping Hope Alive” commissioned piece for Yukon Lotteries 45″ x 45″ stained glass mosaic

July/August 2014, Artist-in-Residence on the Chilkoot Trail, 2 weeks camping and hiking the trail doing Plein Air sketches all along the way and giving two watercolour workshops at Sheep Camp and Lindeman Lake campsites.

August 2013, “Day on the Dunes” exhibition at The Wolf Den Gallery, Carcross, sow of all participating artists work that they accomplished at the Plein Air Event.

July 2013, organized a Plein Air “Day on the Dunes”. Carcross, YT March 2013 “In my Footsteps” recent paintings, YAAW gallery. Whitehorse YT

July 2012 “Plein Air Festival” painting at a different site every day Monday to Friday, culminating with a show at YAAW gallery on the Friday night.

May 2012 “Footpaths” solos show at Copper Moon Gallery, Whitehorse YTa series of oil on canvas paintings of many footpaths throughout the local area

January 2012 “Somewhere Near Here”, solo show at “The Bistro” Yukon College a series of 12 oil on canvas paintings

August 2011 Commission for the City of Whitehorse, Installation of “The Whitehorse Horse” metal sculpture made from donations of metal from Yukoners

October 2010 Commission for the town of Carcross, Waterfront Project, Installation of the Sign for Carcross, “The Carcross Caribou” Caribou made mostly with WP&YR recycled metal

November 2010 “The Colour Show” combined show Arts Underground, Whitehorse YT

June-September 2009 “Whats Going On Up There” at The Reach Yukon Artists at Work Group Show, The Reach Arts Centre Abottsford BC

March 2009 “Reflections on Crater Lake” Cover Art for Northwestel TelephoneDirectory for Yukon and Northern BC

April 2008 Solo show, “Moving on with Colour”

October 2007 Combined show “Colour” with Jeanine Baker glass artist and Lise Merchant, fabric artist

Summer 2006 Yukon Arts Centre, group show for Yukon Artists at Work

March 2006 Group show, Yukon Artist at Work

November 2005 Group show, Yukon Artists at Work Gallery June 2005 Mennell family show at the Haven Café, Skagway AK

Summer 2005 Three works in the Permanent Collection Exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse YT

March 2005 Group show, Yukon Artists at Work Gallery, Whitehorse YT

November 2004 Group Show, Yukon Artists at Work Gallery, Whitehorse, YT

June 2004 Solo show at the “Haven Café” Skagway, AK

2000 – 2011 Hosted and organized Annual Atlin Art Retreat, a casual fun art filled weekend at the end of April doing a variety of workshops and involving other guest artists.

1997 – 2008 Taught basic drawing, more advanced drawing courses, which included drawing therapy. Have also instructed acrylic and oil painting courses. These courses have taken place in Whitehorse, Carcross, Mt. Lorne and Atlin BC

Biography for Daphne Mennell,

2002 – 2003 Involved with a “Healing Retreat” in Carcross through the Yukon College campus, giving an art therapy session. Also involved in teaching drawing and introductory soapstone carving courses.

2001 – 2004 Participant in Cranberry Fair

2001 Taught various drawing and sketching courses through City of Whitehorse.

2000 Sponsored Artist to the Great Northern Arts Festival,

  • Commissioned to create and paint exhibit for swans for Swan Haven.
  • Contracted to paint 100 silk ties and ties for the Whitehorse Community Choir.
    • Commissioned composition for the Whitehorse Community
    • Choir entitled “the Light in the Darkness”
    • Commissioned painting “Spring” for the Arctic Winter Games Exhibition
    • Awarded grant for demo ‘Engage” exhibition in which my piece “Mountain Drama” was purchased for the Permanent Collection

    1999 Permanent Collection of the Yukon, purchased “So You Want Out”, mixed mediums

    1995 – 1999 Sponsored Artist at the Great Northern Arts Festival in 1999. Involved in various solo exhibitions through the Yukon Arts Society. Artist in the Parks demonstrations, various drawing courses, combined shows, and other ‘engage” exhibitions.

    1988 – 2000 Awarded two Advanced Artist “B” grants, Yukon College large commissioned work, a Canada Council Exploration grant

    1991 Installation of commissioned mixed medium triptych “Elemental” for the Yukon College


    1999 – 2000

    Workshops involving carving in hard stone, soapstone and finishing techniques, taught by Angus Cockney, Eli Nasogaluak, and John Terriak, Inuvik, NWT

    1994 – 1999

    Workshops dealing with mixed media, abstract painting, pottery, raku firing, casting, and willow. Various instructors and locations.

    1975 – 1994

    Various workshops on painting, drawing, stained glass, life drawing and others

    1972 – 1974

    United World College of the Atlantic, Wales UK International Baccalaureate, Art major subject with honours, included history of modern architecture and art, outdoor sketching, and an exhibition in final exam

    Other Information

    1999 – 2000

    Vice-President, Yukon Art Society


    Past Chair for the Board of Directors, Yukon Arts Centre 1996

    Acting Executive Director, Yukon Arts Centre (May – October) 1993 – 1997

    Board Member for the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT (1996-97 Board Chair)


    NorthEnd Gallery, Whitehorse, YT

    Craft Connection, Nelson BC

    Jewell Gardens, Skagway

    Klondike National Park Store – Skagway

    Mennell Studio Gallery, Lewes Lake Road, YT

Major Collection and Commission Works

“The Whitehorse Horse”

Installed August 2011 outside the Public Safety building
Whitehorse, YT recycled metal donations from Yukoners.

“The Whitehorse Horse”

“Sign for Carcross – Caribou” 2010

Caribou is 12’ tall on 8’ cement pillars with a stainless steel stylized water and sign suspended underneath. WP&YR recycled metal, other recycled metal, cement, board etc.
Entrance to Carcross

“Sign for Carcross - Caribou”

“Sign for Carcross – Caribou”

“Stormy wind Wiggle” 2010

oil painting on canvas, 40”x60”
Yukon Permanent Collection

Stormy Wind Wiggle

“Stormy wind Wiggle”

“ Old Telegraph Office, MacBride Museum”

oil on canvas -16”x20”
MacBride Permanent Collection

“ Old Telegraph Office, MacBride Museum”

“ Old Telegraph Office, MacBride Museum”

“Reflections on Crater Lake”

Oil painting on canvas, 28” x 23”
Northwestel Permanent Collection, cover of telephone book 2009

“Reflections on Crater Lake”

“Reflections on Crater Lake”

“So You Want Out”

Mixed Medium – 2’ x 3’
Paper, oils, wire, string, cotton cloth, gesso
Yukon Permanent Collection Purchased by Friends of the gallery 1999

“So You Want Out”

“So You Want Out”