Copper Owl and The fifty fifty arts collective are pleased to present along with the City of Victoria - Local Government, CFUV 101.9 FM, Downtown Victoria Business Association, Capital Regional District and the Eventide Music Series a great night of dark synth inspired music by the likes of...
Thu 21st Jun, 2018 - Sat 14th Jul, 2018
Corrie Peters and Jennifer van de Pol: Profound Feats
In conversation with Shirley Daventry French, the now 86 year old
founder of Victoria's longest running Yoga Studio, the Iyengar Yoga
Centre of Victoria, Jennifer said, "In my art, I am interested in how
small, subtle and silent acts can potentially have profound effects in
And Shirley answered, "Don't all acts have profound effects?"
Jennifer Van de Pol and Corrie Peters' co...
Thu 24th May, 2018 - Sun 17th Jun, 2018
Damla Tamer: Experience Class
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, May 24 from 7-10pm
Exhibition dates: May 24-June 16
Performative Artist Talk: June 16th, 5pm
What to do with the intense human desire to relate to the other, in a world where certain modes of relation have been co-opted into the order of the knowable? Is it possible to build a political discourse around the notions of care and hospitality for the other when the...
Thu 17th May, 2018
Pretty Good Not Bad & The fifty fifty arts collective present:
Merzbow & Balázs Pándi with Annunaki
For over thirty years, Merzbow (aka Masami Akita) has been the biggest and most recognizable figure on the international noise scene. Since 1980, he has released over 400 recordings, and has collaborated with various artists. There is no need to argue: Merzbow stands as the most i...
Thu 26th Apr, 2018 - Sun 20th May, 2018
David Semeniuk: Field Truth
In 1946, an international group led by the Canadian Armed Forces participated in Operation Muskox, a 3100 mile expedition beginning in Churchill, MB, and traversing a winter landscape to
Victoria Island, Nunavut, Normal Wells, NWT, and finishing in Edmonton, AB. The primary aim of the expedition was to determine the feasibility of a polar invasion into the Americas, while investigating how newly ...
Mon 26th Mar, 2018 - Sun 22nd Apr, 2018
Estraven Lupino Smith: CAST OFF
Estraven Lupino Smith: Cast Off
Opening Night: April 5th, 7-10pm
Exhibition and Working Studio Dates:
March 26th to April 22nd, 2018
During 10 days of working in the fifty fifty space, Estraven Lupino-Smith will create several pieces from discarded ship rope. They will be working with decorative knots and with tatting patterns. Tatting is a technique of creating lace from a series of loops a...
Fri 9th Mar, 2018
Laura Gildner: Groupie
Opening Night: Friday, March 9th from 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: March 9th to March 25th
**Please note: the fifty fifty arts collective is a volunteer run organization, this means that exhibition hours can fluctuate unpredictably and on short notice due to volunteer availability; if you are coming to visit in a specific time frame, please feel free to make an appointment ...
Thu 1st Feb, 2018 - Mon 15th Jan, 2018
a bench, a curb, & shrubs
“a bench, curb, and shrubs” is an interactive show loosely about parks. This show features kinetic sculptural works that mimic playful urges, interactions and motions found in a park. Each work amplifies a subconsciously known signifier from the sculpture’s namesake (a bench, a curb, and shrubs) and aims to make the participant aware of the involuntary reactions to the subtle design affordan...
Thu 4th Jan, 2018 - Sun 28th Jan, 2018
Vortex to Eden
Vortex to Eden is a multidisciplinary study of pseudoscience and conspiracy theory, centralized around the account of Admiral Byrd, who claimed the Earth was hollow in the mid 20th century, after he flew his plane through a vortex located at the North Pole. Considering the myriad levels of social, political and philosophical queries begged of the hollow earth theory, this exhibition is an open end...
*Please Note* Gallery viewing by appointment is welcome and encouraged. We are run and kept open entirely by the effort of volunteer labor. If you know exactly when you are going to come by the exhibition space and want to ensure we will be open, please send us an email before visiting the gallery so we can confirm that we will have someone there to meet you.
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