Guest House 2018

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

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.
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.

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.