"Shannon Scanlan’s The Blue Room, a sculptural installation at the 50/50 arts collective is not only about the implications of the colour blue. Nor is it only a vacancy, a basic dullish cerulean blue room that we enter. The gallery anteroom or main space becomes the preface to a story, until we chose to cross to the other side. Because Shannon challenges us, creates a narrative with a path to fo...
Thu 23rd Sep, 2010 - Thu 14th Oct, 2010
Valid Perspectives - A group photography show
Portraits conveying the lifestyles of today's youth.
Valid Perspectives is a collection of portrait based photographs that convey a commonality between subjects through their surroundings. All artists are Victoria based, under the age of twenty-five, and range in levels, although most are of amateur experience. All featured photographs were shot ...
Thu 29th Jul, 2010 - Sat 21st Aug, 2010
Found Landscapes: Interventions in Nature
Scott August is a British Columbia based artist whose work often questions the relationship between man and nature. August’s work is primarily made up of montaged photographic images, often using unusual toys, found paintings, taxidermy, and awkward images of himself as the subject matter. By using printed backdrops, costumes, miniatures, and objects from nature, August utilizes digital technolo...
Thu 1st Jul, 2010 - Thu 22nd Jul, 2010
IF You See It Say Hello
Opening Reception Thursday July 1, 7:30 pm
If You See It, Say Hello is a new collection of paintings, prints, and illustrations by Vancouver based artist Scott Lewis. Within these works we see Lewis digging into the history of an industrialized civilization. His own memories of growing up in rural western Canada are infused with its overwhelmingly vast landscapes. These memories coupled with hi...
'HERSHE' - An Invitation
Having kept company with Frank Torng for the better part of a year (we shared a studio,) I have witnessed his formal decision-making in showing this work. A photographer’s studio is not where the magic happens. It is where the work is assessed, re assed, criticized, cropped, and shifted. Discussions take place on framing and format, narrative vs. abstract theme, portr...
Thu 6th May, 2010 - Sat 29th May, 2010
In Elefant Parade, artists Samuel Jan and Amanda Balestreri team up to create an interesting dreamworld using playful yet dark subjects and colour.
Samuel Jan depicts a world of childlike wonder full of beasts and fantastical characters, while Amanda Balestreri articulates the mystery and intrigue of life in the circus during the 1930s and 40s.
Opening Reception: Thursday May 6 8-11pm.Artist...
Sat 10th Apr, 2010 - Sat 1st May, 2010
152 West Hastings
152 West Hastings is an artist studio in the DTES, a neighborhood experiencing gentrification. The studio, located across from the new Woodward's development, is one of the last buildings on the block that has not been renovated. In an uncertain environment its young artists seek to carve out their space and persist in creating innovative artwork. They are friends of varying backgrounds and repres...
Thu 18th Mar, 2010 - Sat 3rd Apr, 2010
Inspired by mythology and fairy tales, illustrator Renee Nault presents a collection of new Pop Surrealist paintings that are dreamy, dark, playful and beautiful.
Opening 8-11pm Thursday March 18th
Hung Up - A Group Art Show
An exhibition featuring 8 local female artists, both acclaimed and emerging, whose recent works in wood, print, metal and paint form a unique and eclectic show.
Jody Bauche, Becky Julseth, Chelsea Lowe, Carla MacLean , Bryn Meadows, Andrea Norris, Emiko Takeda & Moira Thomas
Opening Reception: Friday February 26th 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Thu 28th Jan, 2010 - Fri 19th Feb, 2010
Islander's Mind By Willie Seo
Opening 8-11pm Friday Jan 29th
In Islander’s Mind, Willie Seo explores different shapes of people’s experience through his own islander’s eye. Through his work, moments become islands in space and time: each both unique and familiar.
Opening Video Footage: http://www.youtube.com/user/ExhibitVic#p/u/1/J2KCXDb_D-ghttp://www.youtube.com/user/ExhibitVic#p/...
Tuesday 4:00pm-6:00pm ( artist in gallery )
Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm / 3:00pm-5:00pm ( 4pm-6pm artist in gallery )
Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm ( 5pm-7pm artist in gallery )
Closed most holidays
*Please Note* We are reopening June 20th 2020 for public viewing under Covid - 19 guidelines. · Only one visitor or household allowed in the gallery at a time. Social distancing will be in effect.
Visitors are asked to wait outside until the gallery sitter opens the door for them. Thank you for your considerations.
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.