Visual Art

Wall Drawing

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:00 pm to Monday, June 10, 2013, 5:00 pm

Public InstallationSaturday, April 20, to Thursday, May 16, 2013 
Introductory Reception: Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. 
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. 
Exhibition: Saturday, May 18, to Saturday, June 8 
Admission by donation 

Large-scale wall drawings explore the possibilities of the contemporary practice, performance, and the idea of drawing. 

Over the next two months, Wendy Hough (Vancouver, BC) will be participating in a public installation and gallery exhibition creating a new work in an ongoing series of large-scale Wall Drawings. From April 23 to May 16, Hough will be on site developing the work for presentation at a public reception on Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m

F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N by Susan MacWilliam

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 12:00 pm to Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 1:00 pm


Video installation by Susan MacWilliam
September 15 - October 15, 2012

Persistent Personalities
September 15 - October 15
In conjunction with F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N by Susan MacWilliam
Displays from the Survival Research Institute of Canada library and
T.G. Hamilton Files by Walter Falk
Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Tuesday, September 25
3pm, Reception to follow - Discussion with Susan MacWilliam,
Walter Meyer zu Erpen, Walter Falk, and Doug Jarvis
Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Welcome Back Ye Annunaki!

Friday, November 16, 2012 (All day) to Friday, December 21, 2012 (All day)




Welcome Back Ye Annunaki

Part of the HomeStay project

Call for submissions is now closed.

The exhibition will open on Friday, November 16 and run until December 21, 2012.

Call for Participation

How would you host an imaginary friend, a special guest from an alien world returning to Earth after a 3600 year journey? What would you make them to eat? Where would you set them up in your house to sleep? What kind of gift would you give them to welcome them to your home?

The Future of Film

Saturday, February 25, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, February 26, 2012 (All day)

The Future of Film

Date February 25, 2012

On Saturday, February 25, Open Space presented an open discussion forum with filmmaker/artist Rick Raxlen and his guests Marilyn Brakhage and Peter Sandmark about the Future of Film.

Starting at 2 p.m., they each made a short presentation of their thoughts on what the future holds for film, particularly as an art form, and then opened it up to general discussion. Marilyn Brakhage followed the discussion with projections of four short films by acclaimed experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage.

A reception followed at 4:30 p.m. Saturday was closing day of the artist/filmmaker Rick Raxlen's exhibition Introspective?!*√º"ç¥å?!.

Korn-U-Kopia Premiere

Thursday, January 26, 2012 (All day) to Friday, January 27, 2012 (All day)


Korn-U-Kopia Premiere

Date January 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.

Artist Richard Raxlen

Genre Film Screening

Location Open Space, 510 Fort Street

On January 26, 2012, was the premiere of Victoria filmmaker Richard Raxlen's Korn-U-Kopia, a new dual-screen projection.

A Travelling Exhibition

Saturday, October 1, 2011 (All day) to Friday, August 31, 2012 (All day)

A Travelling Exhibition

Peter Morin, Curator in Residence

Oilspill: the Inevitability of Enbridge
Marianne Nicolson Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations
Acrylic on wood, 2011


what if the gallery becomes the land?

what if the land becomes a gallery?

we walk on the land

indigenous methods, indigenous systems of knowledge, are connected to the act of walking on the land

the walking is the writing of our books

(or this is what i'm told)

(but maybe this act of walking is a mere construction, an inter-face, of the colonial machine and these indigenous methods of knowing)

knowledge, and knowing, have to come from somewhere

developed on this land

Invocation of the Hidden Secret

Friday, September 30, 2011, 12:00 pm

Sandee's Dream, Turner Prize*, 2010

Invocation of the Hidden Secret
Turner Prize*

Date: Friday, September 30, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.

Turner Prize* (Jason Cawood, Blair Fornwald, and John G. Hampton) presented a three-act performance, Invocation of the Hidden Secret, developed from the trio’s research and documentation of dreams. In their work, they use performative photography, sound manipulation, and live interaction to explore the intangibility of dreams and ideas, especially the distorting moments as dreams surrender to representation. In effect, their work addresses the elusive and translative properties of the "creative act."


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