New Temporary Art Exhibit at PWNHC - Covered Ground: Landscapes and Lichen

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — January 7, 2021

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) is proud to present a new contemporary art exhibit showcasing two artists. Covered Ground brings together art by Tracey Bryant and Rhonda Harder Epp to depict northern lichen and landscapes.  

Bryant is a painter and art teacher from Yellowknife, NT who works in acrylic and encaustic media (a technique using melted wax). Her work includes detailed depictions of lichen and patterns found in the rocks of the Canadian Shield.

Rhonda Harder Epp is an artist from Edmonton, AB whose paper sculptures of lichen were inspired by a visit to the Northwest Territories.

To compliment the experience, the Museum will offer audio guides for visitors to use during their viewing of the exhibit. Audio guides featuring the artists will be available for visitors of the PWNHC from Thursday, January 14 for the duration of the exhibition. 

The temporary exhibit is on display until May 31, 2021 and is viewable during regular visiting hours of the Museum, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. from Wednesday – Sunday.  Safety measures and guidelines are in place to comply with COVID-19 public health orders.

Starting this week, the Museum will host two Public Artist Talks at the PWNHC which are now open for registration.  


Tracey Bryant - Thursday, January 14, 2021, 5-8 pm

PWNHC Mezzanine-Tracey Bryant and PWNHC curators will guide physically distanced groups (max. size 5) in the Museum gallery space. 


Pre-register for this event at:


Rhonda Harder Epp- Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm 

PWNHC auditorium- Rhonda Harder Epp will present remotely, from Edmonton, Alberta, to a live (physically distanced) museum audience as well as to online viewers.  Q & A to follow. 

Zoom presentation is available at the Museum and online. 


Register for the in-person presentation at:


To access the Zoom link for this event, please contact the Museum:



For all Media Requests, please contact:

Jaimee Kepa

Education, Culture and Employment

Government of the Northwest Territories