• matters of duration: Kemi Craig

    Fri 13th Oct, 2017 - Sun 5th Nov, 2017

    matters of duration

    matters of duration is a video installation exploring the materiality of trauma and the simultaneity of joy expressed through images of everyday life. Gathered from analogue film and mobile devices, the images are projected onto storefront windows. One window features a Super 8 film of a dancer; the film is repeatedly run through a projector, begging the question: how long can the material body ... read more...
  • The Final Frontier: Colton Hash

    Thu 21st Sep, 2017 - Sun 8th Oct, 2017

    The Final Frontier

    For centuries the Arctic has remained untapped as a petroleum frontier. As economic and diplomatic relations have deteriorated, development of the vast resource basins in the Arctic has intensified. The Final Frontier is a multimedia installation presenting a future of increased militarization and industrialization in the Arctic. This body of work is installed in two separate spaces, a dark roo... read more...
  • Bad Canadian, Bad Korean: Romi Kim

    Sat 26th Aug, 2017 - Mon 4th Sep, 2017

    Bad Canadian, Bad Korean

    The fifty fifty arts collective in partnership with the Integrate Arts Festival, present Romi Kim's exhibition: Bad Canadian, Bad Korean. This exhibition marks the beginning of the collective's new programming year and a return to a regular schedule of exhibitions following a short summer break. The official opening of Bad Canadian, Bad Korean is at 7pm, Saturday, August 26th, however the galle... read more...
  • the 14th Annual fifty fifty arts collective ROCK LOTTERY!: Smoke Eaters, Grotto Mall, Scars and Scarves, Sealion, Novel, DEATH KART, COLD CREATURE, The High Arctic , SCHOOLGIRL, Glum, Chance Lovett and the Broken Hearted, Teenage Wedding, Zuzu\'s Petals, Spiral Coyote , L.L.

    Sat 19th Aug, 2017

    the 14th Annual fifty fifty arts collective ROCK LOTTERY!

    The 14th annual the fifty fifty arts collective ROCK LOTTERY is coming up Aug. 19th at Logan's Pub. $10 at the door. We are excited to announce, this years participants come from such bands as.... Golden Hand Smoke Eaters Cold-Creature Sea lion NOVEL Death Kart GROTTO MALL SCHOOLGIRL High Arctic GLUM Chance Lovett and The Broken Hearted Spiral Coyote Prince Shima Zuzu's Petals ... read more...
  • Walter TV, Eola, Regular Fantasy, Smoke Eaters

    Mon 14th Aug, 2017

    the fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl present: walter tv Walter Tv is a chopped and screwed remix of an epic dubstep riff. undeniably bassy, these 3 lewd dudes from Vancouver Canada ruin the stage. onlookers rant as they fall to their knees in splendor and awe. the force of sound emanating from inside these incestuous creodonts is in close resemblance to a putrid defilers rugose m... read more...
  • Freq Fest 2017: see fb event for details

    Sat 5th Aug, 2017

    Freq Fest 2017

    Chinatown Events presents FREQ FEST 2017 :: Victoria's urban underground electronic music festival - BC Day Long Weekend NIGHT / CLUB • 10pm - 2am, FRIDAY at Lucky Bar • 10pm - 2am, SATURDAY at Copper Owl DAY / OPEN AIR • 2pm - 10pm, SATURDAY in the parking lot at Paul's Motor Inn, featuring Aperol Spritz bar by Caledonia (Veneto) • 2pm - 8pm, SUNDAY at Splash Pool Bar, brin... read more...
  • Freq Fest: Open Air at Paul\'s Motor Inn: Sabota, Wabi, KOOSH, Thom Banks, MR MOE THE DJ, Tyler Fedchuk, J Feud

    Sat 5th Aug, 2017

    Freq Fest: Open Air at Paul's Motor Inn

    Join us for the outdoor party of the summer! Chinatown Events and Copper Owl are taking over the parking lot of Paul's Motor Inn to bring you a brilliant day of music, libations and amazing vibes, outside and in the open air. Featuring Aperol Spritz bar from Caledonia (Veneto), cold beer from Phillips Brewery, outdoor ping pong table, the biggest mirror ball on the island, and more! Arti... read more...
  • Eventide // Copper Owl: An Evening of Experimental Rock: Colin Cowan & The Elastic Stars, The Orange Kyte, Elan Noon, Honcho Poncho

    Thu 27th Jul, 2017

    Eventide // Copper Owl: An Evening of Experimental Rock

    Hit up Centennial Square on July 27th to lose yourself in a totally FREE entrancing evening of psychedelic and experimental alt rock, presented to you by Eventide Music Series and the Copper Owl/ The fifty fifty arts collective. You can visit https://eventidevictoria.com/ for more information on the series. ♤ Colin Cowan & The Elastic Stars ♤ A florescent cup of cosmic soup fit for any c... read more...
  • AFTER EVENTIDE featuring: Tiny Pyramids, Cartoon Lizard

    Thu 27th Jul, 2017

    AFTER EVENTIDE featuring

    the fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl present the Eventide afterparty featuring!! Tiny Pyramids (play selections of Sun Ra's music) feat. members of Colin Cowan & The Elastic Stars https://tinypyramids2.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADJYyhJdOk https://cartoonlizard.com/ Cartoon Lizard Cartoon Lizard is a five piece psychedelic pop outfit based out o... read more...
  • Neah Kelly: Problem Finding ≥ Problem Solving: Neah Kelly

    Thu 13th Jul, 2017 - Sun 30th Jul, 2017

    Neah Kelly: Problem Finding ≥ Problem Solving

    Neah Kelly: Problem Finding ≥ Problem Solving Kelly's artwork is foremost a series of investigations on form and how the mechanics of spatial tensions, colour, mark making, materiality, scale and their relationships to each other unfold and inform my process.. Kelly is interested in a purely imaginative exercise where the minimal shapes she uses come about through intuitive preference, chanc... read more...
  • Sianspheric, The Backhomes, THE PURRVERTS

    Fri 30th Jun, 2017

    the fifty fifty arts collective and Cabaret Voltaire Diversions present: SIANspheric (styled as SIANspheric, and previously as SIANspheric4) is a Canadian space rock band originally from Hamilton, Ontario. "Sian" is a Hindi word meaning "intelligent" or "bright," and it is a common surname in places where Hindi is spoken. The band formed in 1994, and signed with the then-fledgling record label... read more...
  • Lost Years: Shandy Bearman: Shandy Bearman

    Fri 23rd Jun, 2017 - Sun 9th Jul, 2017

    Lost Years: Shandy Bearman

    Shandy Bearman: Lost Years Sound by Night Mother Exhibition Opening: Friday, June 23rd at 7pm Exhibition Dates: June 23rd to July 9th at 12pm 'Lost Years' uses personal iconography to represent a journey through depression, and anxiety. These highly personal representations are offered for viewers to touch, smell, listen to, and interact with. Through this intimate exchange, the work a... read more...
  • Emily Grace Harrison: Odeon Alley Window Gallery: Emily Grace Harrison

    Tue 20th Jun, 2017 - Fri 30th Jun, 2017

    Emily Grace Harrison: Odeon Alley Window Gallery

    The fifty fifty arts collective, with the support of the Ministry of Casual Living, is programming Bonnie McComb Kreye Artist-in-Residence, Emily Grace Harrison, in the Ministry's Odeon Alley Window from June 20th to June 30th. On Thursday, June 15th at 6 30pm, join the collective and a host of artists and guests for a casual conversation on contemporary paint practices. During the conversation Ha... read more...
  • SUGAR COATED: Rachel Vanderzwet

    Thu 1st Jun, 2017 - Sun 18th Jun, 2017


    SUGAR COATED, a new body of work by Rachel Vanderzwet, is a collection of paintings and mediated collages that explore the allure, desires and excess behind contemporary visual culture while straddling the line between abstraction and recognition. Embracing imagery fraught with “bubble gum qualities,” quirk and humour the work is playful in its approach, offering up a visual smorgasbord for th... read more...
  • Peter Brötzmann,  Heather Leigh, Insular Dwarfism

    Thu 1st Jun, 2017

    the fifty fifty arts collective new music presents: Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh Thursday June 1st at The Copper Owl Tix $20 at Cavity & Online A meeting between saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and pedal steel guitarist Heather Leigh. Peter Brötzmann is a giant of European free jazz, and indeed avant-garde jazz and free improvisation in general. His legendary second album, Machine Gu... read more...
  • Woods, Wired to the Sky, Ryan Boldt, Evan Cheadle, Golden Daze

    Thu 25th May, 2017

    The fifty fifty arts collective presents Woods http://www.woodsist.com/woods/ American folk rock band from Brooklyn NY formed in 2005. The band consists of Jeremy Earl (vocals, guitar), Jarvis Taveniere (various instruments, production), Aaron Neveu (drums), Chuck Van Dyck (bass) and Kyle Forester (keyboards, sax). Woods have released nine albums, the latest being City Sun Eater in the ... read more...
  • LAND-SHIFT : Art Works by Desiree deRuiter

    Thu 11th May, 2017 - Sun 28th May, 2017

    LAND-SHIFT : Art Works by Desiree deRuiter

    LAND-SHIFT : Art Works by Desiree deRuiter This show is a compilation of two types of work. The first, larger group reflects the title of the show LAND-SHIFT. These pieces are altered images of landscape that reflect the subtle unease of place. They create tension between the allure and menace of the natural world. In my work I use the repetition of printmaking to my advantage. Though h... read more...
  • FRE$H @IR: Amanda Salmon

    Thu 20th Apr, 2017 - Sun 7th May, 2017

    FRE$H @IR

    Opening Night : Thursday April 20th at 7pm Exhibition dates: April 20th to May 7th FRE$H @IR The show FRE$H @IR explores how contemporary landscapes and environments are perceived in a digital age. It aims to challenge and evaluate our perceptions of simulacra and simulation, as well as our perceptions of value. What makes a landscape valuable; and what make its representation valuable... read more...
  • The Other Side of War: Cornelia van Voorst

    Fri 10th Mar, 2017 - Sun 9th Apr, 2017

    The Other Side of War

    Combining small figurative works with tiny portraits and larger abstracts "The Other Side of War" is an act of remembrance for innocent lives caught up in a storm not of their making. My art practice references the metaphor of searching the dark and broken places of our past to find the child who was left behind. We are not accustomed to looking at German wartime society with compassion, yet when ... read more...
  • Take Your Bearings” Ground Zero Printmakers Exhibition: Agnes Ananichuk, Alain Costaz, Alison Bigg, Avis Rasmussen, Barbara Tolloczko, Bev Thompson, Desiree deRuiter, Dorothy Field, Heather Atkinson, Kathy Guthrie, Lacey Hawthorne , Laurie Mackie Loen, Lorraine Douglas , Mary Mottishaw, Randie Feil, Rhonda Lee Usipiuk, Roberta Pyx Sutherland , Susan Underwood, Tabitha Logan, Tara Howarth, Victoria Edgarr

    Thu 16th Feb, 2017 - Sat 4th Mar, 2017

    Take Your Bearings” Ground Zero Printmakers Exhibition

    Take Your Bearings: Space, Place and Scale in Contemporary Mapwork, is a group exhibition of original prints and print-based work on concepts of mapping. Take your Bearings will include print-based sculpture, artist books, and installation work as well as 2-D works on paper from 21 artists. Artist/Curator talks Sunday February 19 2-4 PM read more...
  • Soft Moments: Kasper Boss Moodie

    Thu 26th Jan, 2017 - Sun 12th Feb, 2017

    Soft Moments

    Even the smallest brushing of hands can be the hardest and most courageous gesture. The work in SOFT MOMENTS grows from the artist's personal connection to tactile experiences and observations of Identity, both public and private. The body of work offers opportunities for viewers to experience moments through tactile interactions, both individually and collectively. Kasper Boss-Moodie is a c... read more...
  • Open Action: A Collection of Photographs and Relics from People Who Perform: John G. Boehme , Doug Jarvis, Brenda Petays, Judith Price , Grace Salez

    Fri 6th Jan, 2017 - Sun 22nd Jan, 2017

    Open Action: A Collection of Photographs and Relics from People Who Perform

    A Collection of Photographs and Relics runs from January 6th to Sunday, January 22nd with performances occurring on January 6th during the opening, and on Saturday, January 21st at 3pm. OPEN ACTION is a collective of performance artists based in Victoria, BC, Canada, dedicated to site-specific actions performed in public spaces. Since 2010, once a month, OPEN ACTION artists meet at a pre-... read more...