• acahkos ohchi pwatamowin - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 17th Nov, 2022 - Thu 8th Dec, 2022

    ᐊᒐᐦᑯᐢ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐸᐧᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ acahkos ohchi pwatamowin a dream from the stars “Our Elders believe that what is above is mirrored below, and this is our connection with misewa (all that is). Nêhiyaw (Cree) cosmology states that we are the Star People.” - Wilfred Buck The exhibition “acahkos ohchi pwatamowin” and the works contained within are an exploration of nêhiy... read more...
  • Tue 15th Nov, 2022

    the fifty fifty arts collective & The Action Index with support from CRD present Toronto's Hot Garbage Nanaimo's Behaviours and Bad hoo read more...
  • Arboretum: Sunroop Kaur - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 20th Oct, 2022 - Fri 11th Nov, 2022


    The Fifty Fifty presents, Arboretum, in collaboration with The Bonnie Mccomb Kreye residency and funded by The BC Arts Council. Arboretum is an incubation system that investigates the quiet nuance of Blue as a concept and material practice. It traverses both physical and metaphysical realms while maintaining various intersections of gender and ancestral histories. Cultivation of traditional pa... read more...
  • Seal-Mara (Intertidal): Xan Shian - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 8th Sep, 2022 - Fri 30th Sep, 2022

    Seal-Mara (Intertidal)

    The Fifty Fifty presents, Seal-Mara, in collaboration with The Bonnie Mccomb Kreye residency and funded by The BC Arts Council. Seal-Mara (Intertidal) shadows transitional bodies through life-death and shape-shift as intimate, metaphysical and material relations to the intertidal zone. From the Nereis brandti which emerge from the sea mud to spawn during the last quarter of the lunar cycle, to ... read more...
  • UNMARKET - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 11th Aug, 2022 - Fri 2nd Sep, 2022

    The Space Blanket Society is a youth artist collective that formed in 2020, facilitating various market events for youth artists at the start of the COVID19 pandemic. Although this was a way to provide opportunities for youth artists to sell their work, this put an unwarranted emphasis on the profitability of artwork. The Space Blanket Society is for and by emerging youth artists who need not be s... read more...
  • Eventide presented by the fifty fifty arts collective - Jan 26th @ Centennial Square

    Wed 20th Jul, 2022

    Eventide Music Series makes its return to Centennial Square in our 9th installment of this series. Come join us on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people's now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees nations for a kick off of this series! the fifty fifty arts collective's own Jzero Schuurman returns as a curator bringing an all electronic bill to Centennial Square. Joini... read more...
  • LOVE ISLAND at LUCKY BAR - Jan 26th @ Lucky Bar

    Wed 20th Jul, 2022

    the fifty fifty arts collective caps off this years Eventide music series with headliner Max Ulis returning to the stage for a DJ set at Lucky Bar. Dark electronic music provided by Max Ulis https://soundcloud.com/maxulis Neil Jam3s https://soundcloud.com/soundofbliss DJ Robbie b2b Audio Osmosis https://www.mixcloud.com/Audio_Osmosis/ DOORS 9PM COVER $10 art by Heather Fraser read more...
  • Found in Translation: Mao Projects - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 14th Jul, 2022 - Wed 10th Aug, 2022

    Found in Translation

    In collaboration with the Bonnie Mccomb Kreye residency and funded by the BC Arts Council, The Fifty Fifty presents "Found in Translation" by Artists Mao Chen and Chris Savage; Mao Projects Opening Reception: July 14th, 7-10pm Drawing inspiration from the art + craft history and our own cultural backgrounds we present an installation of ceramic works that examines cross cultural communicatio... read more...
  • FIRE! with Thus Owls - Jan 26th @ Vinyl Envy

    Fri 1st Jul, 2022

    An evening of Nordic Canadian experimental music. Fire! ..... the Nordic experimental supergroup formed in 2009 by the core trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass guitar) and Andreas Werlin (drums) who joined together to develop a fresh approach to improvised music drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise. First time in western Canada. Thus Owls ..... a... read more...
  • Neon Beige: Laura Rosengren - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 16th Jun, 2022 - Sun 10th Jul, 2022

    Neon Beige

    Neon Beige is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Laura Rosengren. This recent body of work explores hiddenness and home through the lens of the maternal. The paintings are rooms that one can peer into but not quite see. The crowded space of the interior is a soft place to hide – perhaps also a preserving, a pickling. But hiding, if correctly done, is embryonic. And it will open, become po... read more...
  • Spring Fun! - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Sat 28th May, 2022 - Sat 4th Jun, 2022

    Please join us for a spring show and silent auction. This event will feature works from local artists up for bid in support of the fifty fifty to help us fundraise for our maintenance needs. View and bid on works by artists from Sweetpea Gallery and the Ministry of Casual Living, as well as the members of the fifty fifty and other local artists. ----- Opening Night is Saturday March 28th from 6... read more...
  • Alluvia: Simone Littledale Escobar - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 21st Apr, 2022 - Fri 13th May, 2022


    Alluvia is an exploration of geologic memory and personal geography. Using mediums derived directly from the earth, the work embodies the geological and hydrological processes that shape so-called British Columbia. The ritual process of collecting and converting soil into paint imbues the work with sentimental weight and connects the work to ancient human relationships with pigment. Rivers serve a... read more...
  • Nour: Rima Ibrahim - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 24th Mar, 2022 - Fri 15th Apr, 2022


    Rima’s art is deeply personal and allows her to channel all of her feelings. Rima’s creations are a way of allowing emotions to flow through her body into the art piece and tell stories without words. As a sensitive person, Rima hopes to evoke feelings for people viewing her art, such as love, care, and compassion. In addition, her art portrays her love for her daughter Nour and allows Rima to... read more...
  • Systems of Creation: Connor MacKinnon, Colton Hash - Jan 26th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 24th Feb, 2022 - Fri 18th Mar, 2022

    Systems of Creation

    Systems of Creation is a collection of artworks which exemplify a mode of making in which the technical processes used to create artworks are themselves designed or invented. While these generative tools, algorithms and programs serve an integral role in the production of artworks, they also embody artistic expression as a practice of creative engineering. In an effort to demystify algorithmic... read more...