In 2019, Open Space presents Blanketing by Jesse Campbell, the second annual installation in the stairwell to the gallery. Jesse is a Métis/Cree mural artist based in Victoria who has been involved in Open Space for many years in various capacities, starting as an emerging artist with the Indigenous Youth Artist Program (IYAP). He also, with assistance from technician Miles Giesbrecht, carried out the painting of Garry Neill Kennedy's Corrections last year.
We are thrilled to welcome Victoria-based tattoo artist and illustrator Andréa Searle as our featured artist for this summer’s MAKE/SPACE Mural Project!
We spent the first half of July eagerly awaiting the submission deadline, and weren’t disappointed by the myriad talented artists whose mural proposals graced our inbox.
Thursday, December 5 from 7-9pm, Open Space will host Open Share, a gathering for locally and regionally-based artists to share their work with a table of other artists, curators, and arts programmers. Over the course of the evening, artists will be invited to give short presentations (about 5 minutes) on their practice and current projects with a few minutes for the rest of the group to ask questions. The presentations will be followed by a mixer with snacks and refreshments provided.