Visual Art

Polaroid Collaboratory

Tuesday, August 29, 1978 (All day)

Polaroid Collaboratory

Artists: Ric Amis, Stephen Back, Don Hall, Richard Justin, Denis Nikony, Grant Baker, Brad Brace, Jack Butler, Stephen Cahill, Lantz Caldwell, Paulo Campbell, Candace Clement, Francis Coutellier, Lynn Dance, Jim Day, Tom de Biaso, Bob Denton, Brian Dyson, Judith Egglington, Ralph Dom, Stephen Epstein, Bob Gauthier, Peter Glendenning, Tom Gore, Bruce Green, Steven Harper, Craig Hickman, Chriss Holland, James Hunter, Virginia Jackna, Richard Laughlin, Miklos Legrady, Janet Mason, Imre Muranyi, Richard Neill, Esther Olson, Marion Patterson, Bonnie Printz, Steven Sasnow, Anne Savedge, Leonard Schlichting, Jeanne Shoemaker, Sharon Smith, Peter Sramek, Robert Stewart, Ken Straiton, Mary Strother, Juliana Swatko, Lucy Traxinger, George Whiteside, Carolyn Wyatt

Date: August 29 to October 8, 1978

Light Collaboratory

Wednesday, June 21, 1978 (All day)

Light Collaboratory

Artists: John Freeman, Michael McDonald, Greg Simpson, J. McGilveray, Sunship and Musique Par Coeur and Charlie Fox, Peggy Cady, Mary Arnold and Jim Starck.

Date: June 21 to August 6, 1978

Open Space Gallery presented Light, the second in its '78 Collaboratory series; a six-week installation coordinated by Jim Starck.

Call for Submissions:

Video Artists were invited to participate in the following areas.

Light Box

Tom Knott Exhibition

Sunday, April 2, 1978, 11:00 pm

Artist: Tom Knott

Date: April 3 to 22, 1978

Tom Knott presented a series of photographs which suggested elemental relationships and connections of parts of our world and one's role within this. The works were produced in the previous three years. The exhibition was held at the Secession Gallery.


Monday, March 6, 1978 (All day)

Stormfront: Artists' Collaboration Kinetic Window Sculpture

Artists: Bill Bartlett, Rick Thomas, Jim Corte, Jim Starck, Ruth Beer and Peggy Cady

Date: March 6 to 19, 1978

Location: Eaton's Corner Window, Douglas and View Streets  

Stormfront was an artists' collaborative storefront display, co-sponsored by Open Space Gallery and Eaton's Department Store. Created as a light reflective environmental kinetic sculpture, Stormfront was installated in the main corner window of Eaton's Department Store at the corner of Douglas and View Streets.

Installation shot of Stormfront, 1978

Thirty-Five Thousand Forty

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8:00 pm to Saturday, December 10, 2011, 12:00 am

Thirty-five Thousand Forty, Mike Andrew McLean, 2011

Thirty-five Thousand Forty

Date: November 10 to December 10, 2011

Artist: Mike Andrew McLean

Opening: November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Thirty-Five Thousand Forty was the physical culmination of Mike Andrew McLean’s project to shoot ninety-six photographs a day for three hundred and sixty-five consecutive days. McLean’s year of photos, printed as 4”x6” snapshots, tiled the interior of Open Space, forming a sprawling record of the artist’s life from June 2010 to June 2011.

Wood for Rolling

Friday, August 26, 2011 (All day) to Friday, September 30, 2011 (All day)

Wood for Rolling, Steven deBruyn, 2011

Wood for Rolling

Dates: September 9 to October 1, 2011

Artist: Steve deBruyn

In residence August 26 to September 10, 2011

Open Space presented the London, Ontario-based artist Steve deBruyn for a two-week production residency culminating in a three-week installation entitled Wood for Rolling. deBruyn coordinated with local volunteers to resource recycled building materials in the Victoria region to help construct a gallery installation inspired by the aesthetics of skateboard ramps. deBruyn has been actively exhibiting in Canadian galleries and artist-run centres, exploring the function and techniques of ramp construction, pushing the physical and conceptual boundaries of the form.


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