6th Annual Integrate Arts Festival

Thursday, July 26, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, August 5, 2012 (All day)

Dates August 3-4, 2012, from 5-10:00 p.m.?

Genre Art Crawl

Open Space is participating in the 6th annual Integrate Arts Festival. Open Space will be open late Friday August 3 and Saturday August 4 providing a great last chance to see Ids Its by Deirdre Logue. This will also be that last day of the exhibition.


Articulating the Complexities of the Travelling Exhibition

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 (All day) to Wednesday, July 18, 2012 (All day)
Photo courtesy of Peter Morin

Event: Articulating the complexities of the Travelling Exhibition

Genre: Curator's talk

Speaker: Peter Morin

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Articulating the Complexities of the Travelling Exhibition

Tahltan Curator-in-residence Peter Morin will discuss the complexities of his curatorial project Travelling Exhibition on July 17 at 7:00 p.m. This serialized exhibition honours the tradition of travel on the land.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012 (All day) to Friday, July 20, 2012 (All day)


Dates: July 19 and 20, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Location: Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Ave.


Open Space and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VFNC) invite you to the third exhibition in a four-part series. The exhibition honours the art of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people, with an individual tribute to Nuu-Chah-Nulth artist Art Thompson.


Join us at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (231 Regina Ave.) on July 19 and 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (All day) to Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (All day)

                                                                    Drum that sings land songs, Peter Morin, 2005



Inspired and creatively distracted by the Summerian myth of the planet Nibiru and the return of its inhabiting Annunaki people, Open Space is activating a community-oriented space exploring the act of hosting. Through a series of Circle Ceremonies and a participatory exhibition, the HomeStay project will launch stories of hosting and revisit the etiquettes of being a guest on the territories of the Coast Salish Nation.


Saturday, May 26, 2012,
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Date Saturday, May 26, 2012at 2:00 p.m.

Presenters Chris Chreighton-Kelly and France Trépanier

Genre Visual Arts

Event Understanding Aboriginal Art in Canada Today

Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Admission By donation

Local curators Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trépanier discussed their recently completed report, Understanding Aboriginal Art in Canada Today: A Knowledge and Literature Review, on May 26 at 2 p.m. France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly were recently awarded the first Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellowship at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.


Sunday, June 17, 2012 (All day)

Dates Sunday, June 17, 2012, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Deadline for applications June 8, 2012

Artist Corey Bryson

Genre Workshop


Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Admission $15 general/$5 members, limit 15

Victoria-based freelance preparator and artist Corey Bryson surveyed practical packing and crating strategies to protect your art while it is in transit to a gallery, museum, artist-run centre, or back home to mom. He focused on affordable materials and techniques available to anyone. This workshop was a basic “how-to” about crating for shipping via common carrier. Bryson shared information on drafting idiot-proof packing instructions and crate lists and stressed the importance of noting the condition of work when it leaves the studio.

Pacific Rim Slow-Scan

Thursday, April 19, 1979, 11:00 pm

Pacific Rim Slow-Scan

Artists: Bill Bartlett, Peggy Cady

Date: April 20 to May 21, 1979

Pacific Rim was a visual communication link established between members of Peacesat users group in the Pacific using ATS-1Nasa Satellite and twenty hours of transmission time. There was audience participation at all locations, including Raratong, Cook Island, Santa Cruz, California, Wellinton, New Zealand and Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Gidney, Eric, The Artist's Use of Telecommunications: A Review, Leonardo, Vol 16. No. 4 (Autumn 1982), pp. 311-315 

Bill Bartlett, then the Direct Media Association coordinator, worked each Thursday and Friday within the Videospace installation. 

The October Project

Thursday, October 8, 1992 (All day)

The October Project

Artists: Nick Brdar, Diana Burgoyne, Chris Creighton-Kelly, Gwen Curry, Lance Olsen, Alan Storey, John Taylor and Colette Urban

Curator: Gail Tutle 

Date: October 8 to 24, 1992

On October 15, 1972, Open Space became incorporated as a society (then under the name Victoria Theatrebox Society). In commemoration of twenty years of art activity, Open Space's October Project included a group exhibition, catalogue, performance series, gala concert, colloquium, fundraising dance and unveiling the new archives. 


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