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March 2019

Naka Festival: Concepts of Aurora Photography

March 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cassidy Point - Bill Braden

Along with the thrill of experiencing the Aurora comes the reward of making your own really good photograph of Nature’s Greatest Light Show.   The City of Yellowknife is pleased to host an aurora photo workshop, led by Yellowknife photographer, author and tour guide Bill Braden. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn basic camera settings and technique along with stories and the science behind the aurora. This free-of-charge workshop will be held Monday March 4, from 3 to 5 pm…

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Naka Festival: In Awe of the Northern Lights

March 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. José Francisco Salgado is an astronomer, experimental photographer, and public speaker who creates multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways. In this talk, Dr. Salgado will speak about the science behind the auroras and how his science films are used to inspire and educate audiences. He will share with us his photography, real-time video of the auroras, excerpts from his films, and Wondrous Light, his latest aurora production shot in Yellowknife. This free-of-charge presentation will be held Wednesday,…

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Naka Festival: Aurora Art Workshop and Dene Art Demos

March 7, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Artwork by Fran Hurcomb

Make your own aurora art! Using simple block-printing techniques, create an image of your choice to remember your Yellowknife experience. This fun activity is easy for any age, and can be simple or complex. Recommended time 1-2 hours to create, carve and print your block, with help from local artists. This free-of-charge drop-in workshop will be held Thursday, March 7th from 3 to 6pm at the Prince of Wales Northern  Heritage Centre

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