• Work of Body: Chantel Clausen - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 31st Dec, 2021 - Sun 30th Jan, 2022

    Work of Body

    Work of Body is a collaboration between two very different artistic expressions: small, intimate watercolour paintings, and a range of undulating, folding foam wall hangings. While they may at first seem to speak a different language, both of these series work towards bringing about an intimacy, an empathy, with the idea of the marginalized body. ---- Chantel Clausen (She/They) is a fat artist, ... read more...
  • Bushed: Justin Apperley - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 2nd Dec, 2021 - Fri 24th Dec, 2021

    Bushed

    Bushed, is a collection of solarized analogue photo-sculptures presenting a romantic, if not dazed glimpse into the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and it’s intersectional, alternative, queer, d.i.y., off-grid, transient population. Consisting primarily of portraiture, landscapes and northern stills; the work explores a drift between dystopic delirium and idealized rural liv... read more...
  • BLOKE, Psychic Pollution - Jan 20th @ Online

    Fri 26th Nov, 2021

    The fifty fifty arts collective, City of Victoria, CFUV 101.9 FM, CRD Feed the Arts and Eventide Music Series proudly present a series of solo performances by BLOKE and Psychic Pollution. Streaming live August 26th @ twitch.tv/eventidemusicseries BLOKE https://chrislongshanks.com/ Chris Longshanks is BLOKE. Reinterpreting dance music through experimentation, BLOKE attributes the main inspirati... read more...
  • Leisure Thief, Night Tide - Jan 20th @ Vinyl Envy

    Sat 13th Nov, 2021

    _____LEISURE THIEF______ Bent electricity, musique concrète, pillow beats, sci-fi FX, fluid situations and surprise >> beauty : Lee Hutzulak plays synths, samplers, guitar pedals and sometimes sings. Some of his other projects include: Zen Escalator, Moth Mouth, Dixie's Death Pool, Hot Towers https://leisurethief.bandcamp.com/ _____NIGHT TIDE_____ Night Tide is a solo noise project by Soma Mo... read more...
  • MARK SULTAN, Scars and Scarves - Jan 20th @ Victoria Event Centre

    Sat 6th Nov, 2021

    The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective & VEC Present: Mark Sultan (BBQ) and Scars & Scarves Saturday, November 6th | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM All-Ages | ID Required for Alcohol Service Purchase tickets at: https://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca • “The best one-man band alive. If you don’t believe me, watch him perform. It is absolutely otherworldly and WILL blow your mind. And that voice...” - Lon... read more...
  • To Eat The Flower From The Root: Cassia Powell - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 4th Nov, 2021 - Fri 26th Nov, 2021

    To Eat The Flower From The Root

    To Eat the Flower from the Root is a collection of vibrant oil paintings and objects meant to situate the viewer in a space of confusion, absurdity, and self-reflection. Using comical subject matter to depict surreal concepts that are rooted in real-life, real-time experiences, these works are an active reminder of everything we’ve been through; how we process loss, and how we grow from it. ... read more...
  • Eamon McGrath - Jan 20th @ Herald St. Brew Works

    Wed 20th Oct, 2021

    Eamon McGrath visits Victoria on his cross Canada tour celebrating the release of their latest LP Bells Of Hope. He'll be playing a solo show at @Herald St. Brew Works Oct 20th at 7PM. The show is FREE! Please bring your vaccination ID and respect COVID distancing while enjoying the show. Learn more about Eamon's music here https://eamonmcgrath.ca/ read more...
  • Gord Grdina, Shane Krause & Phil Albert - Jan 20th @ Vinyl Envy

    Sat 9th Oct, 2021

    _____GORD GRDINA______ Juno award winning Oud/Guitarist with a unique sound combining mainstream jazz, free/improv and Arabic music. Haram, Peregrine Falls, The Gordon Grdina Quartet with Oscar Noriega, Russ Lossing, and Satoshi Takeishi, Nomad Trio w/ Matt Mitchell and Jim Black, Square Peg w/ Christian Lillinger, Mat Maneri and Shazad Ismaily The Marrow Mark Helias, Hank Roberts, Hamin Honari. ... read more...
  • girl fat: Clare Lannan - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 7th Oct, 2021 - Fri 29th Oct, 2021

    girl fat

    October 7th - 29th 2021 Opening night October 7th, 7-10pm For full hours see thefiftyfifty.net - Displayed together under the name “girl fat”, this ever-growing collection of sculptures combines stuffed, reconfigured nylon forms with ready made objects. The work is never ending and always in progress, a continuing and necessary inquiry into the lived experiences of deviant bodies, specific... read more...
  • girl fat: Clare Lannan - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 7th Oct, 2021

    girl fat

    October 7th - 29th 2021 Opening night October 7th, 7-10pm For full hours see thefiftyfifty.net - Displayed together under the name “girl fat”, this ever-growing collection of sculptures combines stuffed, reconfigured nylon forms with ready made objects. The work is never ending and always in progress, a continuing and necessary inquiry into the lived experiences of deviant bodies, specific... read more...
  • Hush Pup, California Lullaby - Jan 20th @ Vinyl Envy

    Sat 2nd Oct, 2021

    A night of alternative dream-pop fantasy gaze. Let harmony be your master. _____HUSH PUP______ Hailing from nanaimo BC, Hush Pup makes experimental pop music that sounds a lot like driving at night through the board game Candy Land, soft cotton candy trees brush up against the windows of your glass car as you ride toward a friend's cabin nearby the molasses swamp. Forming for a show in 2012, the... read more...
  • As Above So Below: Lyndsay McKay - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 3rd Sep, 2021 - Fri 1st Oct, 2021

    As Above So Below

    We knew of no other circumstances in which to exist. It was simply a way of being – a reliable invasion of harmony and a co-existence that could never be otherwise. So, when the clouds accumulated on the horizon and the storm passed through, we united our bodies and emerged as one ever-expanding, tentacular form. Together, we multiplied again and again, in a symbiotic reforming of the grounds fo... read more...
  • Internal Mapping, Drawing workshop: Sylvie Ringer - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Sat 7th Aug, 2021

    Internal Mapping, Drawing workshop

    Internal Mapping, Drawing workshop led by Sylvie Ringer **Registration is required** Please register for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/164367835621 - “Internal Mapping, drawing” is a 60-minute guided drawing journey exploring different techniques, the sensations of mark making, and the idea of inner landscaping. The session will include a Q&A with the artist. This free wor... read more...
  • Soundwalk - ON GROWING, ROCKS: Jenni Schine - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 6th Aug, 2021

    Soundwalk - ON GROWING, ROCKS

    As part of ON GROWING, ROCKS at the fifty fifty arts collective, sound artist Jenni Schine will lead a sound walk starting at the fifty fifty arts collective (2516 Douglas St). ** This is a free event but registration is required** Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/164368455475 What is a soundwalk?? A soundwalk is a silent walk along a planned route to experience the location... read more...
  • On Growing, Rocks: Sylvie Ringer, Jenni Schine - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 6th Aug, 2021 - Fri 27th Aug, 2021

    On Growing, Rocks

    EXHIBITION STATEMENT Sylvie Ringer and Jenni Schine are a collective of two artists (visual and sound) who create works drawing on connections between place, memory, information and social relations. Both share a practice of closely observing and listening to their immediate surroundings, which then find expressions in Jenni’s sound compositions and Sylvie’s works on paper and immersive inst... read more...
  • Why Do I Love the Water finissage: Elena Hoh - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 29th Jul, 2021

    Why Do I Love the Water finissage

    the fifty fifty arts collective invites you to the finissage (closing reception) of Elena Hoh's Why Do I Love the Water? - This event is free but registration is required and is limited to 20 people for Covid-19 safety. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/elena-hoh-why-do-i-love-the-water-finissage-event-tickets-164362419421 Drinks will be available for purchase (cash only sugges... read more...
  • Why Do I Love The Water?: Elena Hoh - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 1st Jul, 2021 - Fri 30th Jul, 2021

    Why Do I Love The Water?

    Elena Hoh is a multi-disciplinary artist from Victoria B.C. Her work cycles through themes of family, identity, mental health, and landscape. She does work in fibres, print, drawing, tattooing and ceramics. For Elena, art is a way of practicing being open. Practicing self-reflection. Practicing practice. Personal instagram: @olittlemy Tattoo instagram: @elenaimaritattoo - Covid - 19... read more...
  • Personal Space: Kassandra Klassen - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 3rd Jun, 2021 - Sat 26th Jun, 2021

    Personal Space

    Personal space refers to a landscape in the mind. A place of wandering and of thoughts. Ideas unfolding themselves within marks and colours. This collection consists of works on paper, canvas and panel that blend drawing and painting practices. The washes and pours colours and language of the marks map out moments, memories, problems yet unsolved, and suddenly a world exists on the canvas. - Kas... read more...
  • Brand New Hymn: Jasper Van Alderwegen - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 6th May, 2021 - Fri 28th May, 2021

    Brand New Hymn

    An altar to the dysphoric and dissociated, Brand New Hymn suggests a ‘new’ folklore for the unnavigable present that desperately sanctifies the individual. - Jasper van Alderwegen is an artist born and currently based on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ nations and pursuing an honours BFA in visual arts at The University of Victoria. Their practice primarily f... read more...
  • threes: Eryn Lougheed - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 8th Apr, 2021 - Sat 1st May, 2021

    threes

    Taking inspiration from the abundance of triads in Renaissance and Mannerist painting, Threes considers how memories and their surroundings weave through grief, devotion, and play, becoming a dead-letter reply to covert messages. - Eryn Lougheed is an artist raised as a guest on unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. She earned a Bachelor of Design from OCAD University and was the rec... read more...
  • Call for Submissions - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Tue 23rd Mar, 2021 - Fri 23rd Apr, 2021

    CALL: the fifty fifty arts collective is accepting proposals for visual and media art exhibitions, performances, installations, and curatorial projects relevant to the field of contemporary art practices for the 2021/22 programming year. For details on the submission requirements, please visit: http://thefiftyfifty.net/exhibition_guidelines DEADLINE: The deadline is Friday, April 23 at 11:59... read more...
  • Static Flux: Atefeh Baradaran - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Fri 19th Feb, 2021 - Fri 2nd Apr, 2021

    Static Flux

    Static Flux is a collection of paintings from an ongoing body of work in which, using minimal three-dimensional compositions, I explore the tensions between foreground vs. background, flat vs. three‐dimensional and inside vs. outside the frame. In these paintings, I aim to activate an interplay between the dimensionally painted image, the flat wooden substrate and the inherent frame enclosing th... read more...
  • The Saskatchewan Maritime Museum Presents, La Ligue Gourmand: Todd Gronsdahl - Jan 20th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Thu 7th Jan, 2021 - Fri 5th Feb, 2021

    The Saskatchewan Maritime Museum Presents, La Ligue Gourmand

    “The Saskatchewan Maritime Museum Presents, La Ligue Gourmand” consists of fake artifacts, museological props, and didactics outlining (my invented) histories referencing lore of innovation. At the fifty fifty gallery, I present an unusual meal in the “museum” with the pretense of promoting flamboyance, humour, and absurdity as important stratagies to elaborate on histories true and invent... read more...

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