• Smoota, Fake Fake, Emily Bach - Sep 15th @ Copper Owl

    Mon 7th Oct, 2019

    the fifty fifty arts collective is get'n sexy with Smoota aka Dave Smoota Smith Smoota’s new album PHEROMONES is an arousing soak in the hot tub of your sexual imagination. Inspired by the warm and sensual sounds of 70’s soul, Smoota’s follow-up to his 2013 debut FETISHES is a risqué exploration of the modern sexual landscape. A New York City musician who has worked with TV On The Rad... read more...
  • Flex in a Void: Tereza Tacic - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 12th Sep, 2019 - Fri 4th Oct, 2019

    Flex in a Void

    Flex in a Void is an experimental painting show which uses the ritual of abstract painting as a means of negotiating non-binary identities. Tacic uses the acceptance and subversion of the historic weight of painting’s materiality as a vehicle to play with gender binaries, an artist’s place within gender roles, and the abstract space outside of the binary. Placing focus on bold colours, fabric... read more...
  • Points of Resonance: Marina DiMaio - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 16th Aug, 2019 - Fri 6th Sep, 2019

    Points of Resonance

    Artist Honorariums for this show are generously supplied by Feed the Arts in the CRD. Points of Resonance is a multimedia installation building on an ongoing body of work I call “Fabric Landscapes”. This installation draws inspiration from the field of archaeoacoustics, looking at the sound-mapping of caves containing palaeolithic drawings, in the consideration of the notion of ancient spir... read more...
  • Points of Resonance: Marina DiMaio - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 15th Aug, 2019

    Points of Resonance

    Marina DiMaio - Points of Resonance Opening reception - Thursday, August 15, 7PM - 10PM Exhibition dates: August 16 - September 6, 2019 Artist Honorariums for this show are generously supplied by Feed the Arts in the CRD. Points of Resonance is a multimedia installation building on an ongoing body of work I call “Fabric Landscapes”. This installation draws inspiration from the field of... read more...
  • Eventide: the fifty fifty arts collective presents: ACTORS , In Mirrors, Prince Shima, Redress - Sep 15th @ Centennial Square

    Wed 31st Jul, 2019

    Eventide: the fifty fifty arts collective presents

    CFUV 101.9 FM and the City of Victoria - Local Government are excited to announce with the fifty fifty arts collective: Actors In Mirrors Prince Shima Redress As part of the 6th installment of the Eventide Music Series, A FREE, outdoor, all-ages, licensed by Victoria Beer Society series in Centennial Square every Wednesday evening from July 3 - August 21. This week features: ACTORS ... read more...
  • Windex in the Ice-Cream: The Kelly Green Kollective, Roy Green, P.J. Kelly - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 19th Jul, 2019 - Fri 9th Aug, 2019

    Windex in the Ice-Cream

    The Kelly Green Kollective (KGK) are comprised of Victoria-based painters Roy Green and PJ Kelly. Their works are distinctly non-minimal and post-conceptual as art-historical and popular culture imagery collides with abstract strategies and textual elements creating a reservoir of painterly pleasure and visual provocation. The KGK hope to engulf the viewer in their quantum jungle of tactile data e... read more...
  • Mats Gustafsson, Drouin/Olsen - Sep 15th @ Copper Owl

    Mon 24th Jun, 2019

    the fifty fifty arts collective presents Mats Gustafsson in a special solo concert with guests Drouin/Olsen Date: June 24 2019 Location: The Copper Owl Time: Doors 8pm $15adv / $20door - Cutting-edge saxophonist/improviser/composer Mats Gustafsson is at the forefront of international improv, noise, contemporary rock, and free jazz scenes. Whether through his enveloping, fire-breathing sol... read more...
  • Pleated Fingers Parted - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 21st Jun, 2019 - Fri 12th Jul, 2019

    Pleated Fingers Parted

    Pleated Fingers Parted is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Vancouver-based artist M.E. Sparks. This new body of work emerges from a desire to disassemble familiarized narratives within painting history and focuses on historical representations of the female body, femininity and youth. Sparks explores the complex tensions of working from and within dominant patriarchal perspectives by q... read more...
  • Possum, Grimwood, Speak Easy - Sep 15th @ Copper Owl

    Mon 17th Jun, 2019

    the fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl present a psych show not to be missed. Set aside your Monday night for this killer event. Possum Super psyched out fuzz rock brain melters from Toronto touring their latest LP Space Grade Assembly! https://newnoisemagazine.com/music-video-premiere-possum-the-hills/ https://possumyyz.bandcamp.com/releases w/ Grimwood Local dabblers in... read more...
  • Reconcile: Kaitlyn Jenna Dunsmore - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 24th May, 2019 - Sat 15th Jun, 2019

    Reconcile

    Kaitlyn Jenna Dunsmore is a Scottish visual artist, based in Victoria, B.C, Canada. She Holds a First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland and an MFA from the University of Victoria. She is an interdisciplinary artist, but primarily works within the realms of experiential installation. Her recent work critiques the role of social const... read more...
  • Jeffrey Langille Artist Talk: Jeffrey Langille - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 10th May, 2019

    Jeffrey Langille Artist Talk

    Join us for an artist talk by Jeffrey Langille to accompany his show Twentysix Piles - currently on display at the fifty fifty arts collective. The show can be viewed until May 17. ________________________________________ “Piles are not pretentious—they are just there being beautiful and doing their thing. Why piles? The structure is usually determined either by the object alone or the o... read more...
  • Jeffrey Langille Artist Talk: Jeffrey Langille - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 10th May, 2019

    Jeffrey Langille Artist Talk

    Join us for an artist talk by Jeffrey Langille to accompany his show Twentysix Piles. Twentysix Piles is on display until May 17th. ________________________________________ Statement “Piles are not pretentious—they are just there being beautiful and doing their thing. Why piles? The structure is usually determined either by the object alone or the object plus the piler's imagination or ... read more...
  • Twentysix Piles: Jeffrey Langille - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 26th Apr, 2019 - Fri 17th May, 2019

    Twentysix Piles

    Statement “Piles are not pretentious—they are just there being beautiful and doing their thing. Why piles? The structure is usually determined either by the object alone or the object plus the piler's imagination or lack of it. Naive piles usually are the greatest. It's the molecular structure and physical characteristics that give pile materials their nuances of stackability.” Iain Baxte... read more...
  • L A Y E R: Fern Long, Mary Babineau - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 21st Mar, 2019 - Fri 12th Apr, 2019

    L A Y E R

    In L A Y E R Fern Long and Mary Babineau have built a series of constructions to bring the industrial landscape into the gallery. Made from pallets, cardboard, house paint, plastic and other salvaged materials they pull apart and then reimagine the many layers of a working city. Almost everything within this immersive installation was found - often discarded after minimal use. Through a process of... read more...
  • Open Face Beholding: created by Delaney Tesch, direction by Karin Saari - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 15th Mar, 2019

    Open Face Beholding

    Join us for Open Face Beholding - a performance created by Delaney Tesch, Direction by Karin Saari Performances on Friday, March 15 from 4 - 6PM and 8-10PM Admisson: $7 cash at the door Artist Honorariums for this performance are generously supplied by Feed the Arts in the CRD One-part living art exhibition, one-part theatre performance, open face beholding is an exploration of the cross... read more...
  • Space Probe: Elyse Longair - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 15th Feb, 2019 - Sat 9th Mar, 2019

    Space Probe

    This collage exhibition will transport the viewer through time and space through official footage captured by a ’Space Probe’. One will be introduced to the keeper of the stars, to see what lies between atoms, to investigate who the solar tempests are and to visit official space ports, cosmic ships and planetoid camps. Elyse Longair was born in Lethbridge, AB. She holds a Bachelor of Fine ... read more...
  • Leviathanic Allusion: Natasha Van Netten - Sep 15th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 10th Jan, 2019 - Fri 25th Jan, 2019

    Leviathanic Allusion

    The White Whale. Biblical sea monsters. Throughout history whales have simultaneously inspired awe and fear. Stories of these ancient creatures have been passed down through the ages—from myth to novel. In Leviathanic Allusion Natasha van Netten brings together contemporary art and themes of whale research. This dynamic exhibition showcases a variety of drawings, oil paintings, sculptures an... read more...

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