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...
Tue 15th Nov, 2022
the fifty fifty arts collective & The Action Index with support from CRD present
Toronto's Hot Garbage
and Bad hoo
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...
Thu 8th Sep, 2022 - Fri 30th Sep, 2022
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 ...
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...
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.
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
DJ Robbie b2b Audio Osmosis
art by Heather Fraser
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...
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...
Thu 16th Jun, 2022 - Sun 10th Jul, 2022
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Other viewings by appointment
Closed most holidays
Gallery viewing by appointment may be available if you are unable to visit during posted hours. Gallery hours fluctuate. 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.
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers! If you are interested, send us an email.