Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00 am

Saturday, October 5, Open Space will host a small press festival to celebrate and share the work of locally-based literary journals, chapbook presses, zines, comics, and other publishing projects!
The fair will go from 11am-4pm and will be followed by a panel discussion from 4:30-5:30pm on starting your own small press or literary journal, as well as an evening reading from 7:30-9 to cap it all off. Featured readers will be announced in the lead-up to the event.
Applications for community tablers are now closed; thanks to all who submitted!

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7-9pm for a evening of performance art featuring Mineki Murata (Japan), and John G. Boehme (Canada). Murata is visiting Victoria after performing at the LIVE! Vancouver Performance Art Biennial October 1-6. Each artist will present an independent performance action in the gallery.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00 pm

Christine Walde reads and performs from Bride Machine with special guests (TBA)
Saturday October 12, 2019, 8 p.m.
Please join us for an evening of poetry and performance with Victoria artist Christine Walde at Open Space. With special guests, Walde will read and perform from Bride Machine, a limited edition artist multiple composed of 14 folios of poetry inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s iconic Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:00 pm

Open Space and Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires
in partnership with Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria & Theatre SKAM
are delighted to present:
Decolonizing the Arts
Dipankar Mukherjee & Meena Natarajan 
of Pangea World Theater
Minneapolis USA
Dipankar and Meena will lead two events in Victoria:
Decolonizing - Whats That?
A Roundtable Discussion with  

Monday, October 21, 2019, 7:30 pm

Composer Linda Bouchard (Montreal/San Francisco) presents an evening of recent works incorporating live electronics and interactive video projections, including ALLCAPSNOSPACE for trio and DROP for solo woodwind performed by an all-star cast of Vancouver improvisers: Gordon  Grdina (guitar), Francois Houle (clarinet), and Kenton Loewen (drums).