Guest House 2018

Guest House 2018
Dates: 
Friday, May 4, 2018, 12:00 pm to Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:00 pm

GUEST HOUSE 2018
 
What does it mean to be a guest? To gather on Lekwungen Territories? How do we navigate sharing space and how can we meaningfully hold space for discussion in a period of instability?
 
 This spring Open Space presents Guest House II, a call for members of Victoria’s diverse communities to gather and engage in discussions, workshops, and activities that work through our understandings of hospitality, sharing space, and being a guest. Wrapped in chalkboard paint, the gallery invites ideas to be written directly onto the space, like a guest book, as poets, artists, and activists engage in these various critical conversations.
 
Events
The Muslims are Here! 
When: Saturday 19 May, 4-7pm
What: Workshop on Islamophobia with Zainab bint Younus and artwork by Lindsay Budge
Where: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
 
Iroquois Social with Lindsay Delaronde
When: Friday 25 May, 6-8pm
What: An evening gathering including an artist talk, potluck style dinner and sharing of Iroquois songs and dances that all can participate in
Where: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
If possible, please bring: A healthy, nutritious dish from your cultural influences to share. 
 
Reclaiming Space: Arts Exhibition and Performance Night
When: 30 May to 5 June
What: A showcase of art by COLORQODED, a QTIPOC collective with Ann-Bernice Thomas and Wayson Leslie
Where: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
There will be artwork on display in the gallery from 12-5pm Wednesday 30 May through Saturday 2 June. The gallery will also be open Tuesday the 5th, closing with an evening of performance from 6-9pm.
 
Guest House premiered at Open Space in 2015 to present a series of projects that explored the nature of space, sharing place with neighbours, guests, family and friends. Read more about Guest House 2015.
 
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Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.
 

Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 15 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. Please get in touch if you have any other questions or concerns.