Finding inspiration from the stories and illustrations that she grew up with as a child, people watching, creatures, and folklore, she hopes share her ideas with you. Through visual conversations she expresses her love of the playfulness of illustrations and the social aspect of story telling.
This collection of pictures, entitled GUTS, is the beginning of sharing years of exploring the balance...
Thu 22nd Nov, 2012 - Sun 9th Dec, 2012
Sal PARAdise - Jonathan Chapplow-Hansen
Exploring concepts of aesthetic weight and history, Jonathan Chapplow-Hansen is presenting a collection of interrelated paintings and sculptures. Dissolving boundaries between objects and images, finished and unfinished, the works communicate an interest in the dialectic formed between mark making as neither here nor there and the inherent tangibility of sculpture.
Mon 5th Nov, 2012 - Sun 18th Nov, 2012
Colour Inside the Lines:
This group show brings together young emerging artists whose work explores the use of colour, light and line. Though their work touches on a range of themes and ideas, their common formal qualities generate relationships between the works and provoke new understandings.
Runs from Monday Nov 5th to Sunday Nov 18th
Opening reception Saturday Nov 10th 7 -10pm
The opening will coincide with o...
Thu 11th Oct, 2012 - Sun 28th Oct, 2012
Quake of the Cans
Quake of the Cans II is an annual street art event in Victoria and is a celebration of individual artists coming together to create amazing, collaborative, large scale works.
This will be the second annual Quake of the Cans. Artists from Victoria and across Canada will be selected to produce large scale murals throughout the city utilizing primarily latex and aerosol paint.
Quake of the Cans ...
Tue 25th Sep, 2012 - Fri 14th Dec, 2012
Experimental Art Sessions
The Experimental Art Sessions were a series of instructional art sessions for youth spanning a 10 week period and a partnership between The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective and Burnside Gorge Community Centre. This project was a great opportunity for local artists to reach out into the community and share their skills with the drop-in youth who attended these sessions. The artists have responded posit...
Tue 25th Sep, 2012 - Fri 14th Dec, 2012
Experimental Art Sessions
The Experimental Art Sessions were a CRD-sponsored series of instructional art sessions for youth spanning a 10 week period and a partnership between The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective and Burnside Gorge Community Centre. This project was a great opportunity for local artists to reach out into the community and share their skills with the drop-in youth who attended these sessions. The artists have r...
In this body of work, I have focused on the storytelling aspect of visual mark-making. I am interested in the stories people share within the families and groups in which we belong. I am also interested in the transformative nature of stories, and how they change as they are shared, reflected upon and grow. The fragility of memory and the healing power of the creative process challenge me to make ...
Sat 18th Aug, 2012
The Dyeing Merchants CD release party!!!
The Dyeing Merchants
Tempest Roar is already available on bandcamp but we're doing limited edition silk screened CD's for radio mailouts and thought we'd make extras. Come down and check them out.
Joining us for the night!
Lucid 44 (Calgary)
Featured on the fifty fifty compilation CD vol II.
Lucid 44 will touring his 19th LP ent...
Sat 4th Aug, 2012
Integrate Festival Finale Party
Bands, dance music, visual projections, art installations and drinks:
a warehouse party with a view of the inner harbour...
Doors at 8pm, $10 at the door (cash only)
No outside alcohol allowed.
Cash bar, $4 drinks
Sorry, no minors. Limited capacity.
@ The Sculpture Studio (211 Harbour Rd.)
If you loved local band Cobras Cobras Cobras and miss them, make sure to catch th...
Fri 3rd Aug, 2012 - Sat 18th Aug, 2012
MURMUR by Aimee Van Drimmelen
MURMUR is the latest series of drumskin paintings by Canadian artist, illustrator and animator Aimée van Drimmelen. Working exclusively on synthetic drumheads, that youʼd normally find on a bass or snare drum, this solo show studies the rhythm, motion and eccentricities of the Common Starling, an invasive species of bird that thrives in urban environments. MURMUR marks an exciting turning point ...
Tue 24th Jul, 2012 - Fri 31st Aug, 2012
Call for Submissons
The fifty fifty arts collective is open for exhibition and project proposals from artists and curators on an ongoing basis. We accept work in all media, with a focus on contemporary and conceptually-based practices.
The current submission deadline is August 31st 2012.
Interested in having your work at the fifty fifty? Don't be shy! Here are some FAQs to get you started...
What should I s...
Thirdspace is an anti-racist feminist zine (small circulation, non-commercial publication). We aim to confront racism, ableism, patriarchy, queer bashing and colonization.
Sat 23rd Jun, 2012
the fifty fifty arts collective presents Anti-Jazz at Fort St. Cafe
the fifty fifty arts collective (http://www.thefiftyfifty.net/)
The Canadian Council for the Arts (http://www.canadacouncil.ca/)
Anti-Jazz @ Fort St. Cafe
June 23rd 2012
all the way from the Netherlands
Han Bennink / Terrie Ex / Brodie West
Dutch drummer Han Bennink is a living legend celebrated the world over for his invaluable contribution to t...
Wed 20th Jun, 2012 - Sun 8th Jul, 2012
Deconstructed Architecture by Psychic Pollution :improving formula, through improvisation
In a world where art and design is dictated by various computer assisted programs the art of freehand improvised architecture drawings is slowly fading. In its place you find stagnant examples of computer rendered drawings that remove some of the artistic aspects and meaning from free standing structure representations. Some of today's architectural mappings portray little human creative touch.
The fifty fifty arts collective compilation release party!!
We are releasing our second compilation
May 26th @ Cenote
768 Yates Street, Victoria, BC.
Our first compilation came out last year, check it out here.
This years comp is soooo much more awesome with super rad bands jumping on board.
Here is the full list in order!!
1 The Dinner S...
Thu 10th May, 2012 - Sun 27th May, 2012
Ambrus: New works by Morgana Wallace
Morgana Wallace's art is intricately layered with references to history, culture, and mythology. Possessing a rare mixture of vibrant spontaneity and meticulous skill, her images brim over with energy and movement. Morgana's endless cast of strange and beautiful characters usher us into their imaginative and sometimes disquieting worlds.
This body of work, Ambrus, is a tribute to Morgana's fav...
Thu 26th Apr, 2012 - Sun 6th May, 2012
And What to Make of the Wreckage
Performance Thursday, April 26th 7pm-10pm
(feel free to drop in and experience as long or as little as you like)
Reception Saturday, April 28th 7pm
(view the installation, talk with the artist)
"And What to Make of the Wreckage" is an installation and a performance. Artist Serina Zapf walks, blindfolded, across the room, burning photographs and nailing the charred remains to the wall with ...
Wed 28th Mar, 2012 - Sun 15th Apr, 2012
Witzel Schau features new work by Tyler Witzel. Through illustrations, comics and paintings he explores both the world around him and the things he thinks about.
Witzel uses several different mediums including, pen and ink, watercolour, gouache and acrylic paint. He feels "air" plays a part in his work and combines familiar objects with intangible "non-objects". Crabbage bags also play an impor...
Thu 1st Mar, 2012 - Thu 22nd Mar, 2012
The project Canada depicts Canada's multiculturalism through a visual language that
addresses both literal and metaphorical identities within Canadian society.
Canada is noted for being the world's most multicultural nation. Residents immigrate
from all over the world to share land and build policies. In this project, we visualize
the idea of multiculturalism in Canada based...
Sat 25th Feb, 2012 - Sun 26th Feb, 2012
POST a fifty fifty fundraiser project
POST follows in the footsteps of the long standing tradition of Mail Art, with the intention to involve as many artists within Victoria, Canada and further afield and to generate exciting interpretations of what a post card can be.
As such we are seeking post card donations from the Victoria arts community, to be catalogued on the POST website and sold during an exhibition at the fifty fifty ga...
Join us for the Valternative opening event for Exposed Heart, an art exhibition exploring love, passion, sexuality, relationships, identity, and more!
The exhibit will bring together art created by artists from AIDS Vancouver Island, PEERS, Artemis Place, Rock Bay Landing, & the Victoria Youth Clinic.
The exhibit will run from February 7 to 21, visit www.thefiftyfifty.net for hours.
Thu 5th Jan, 2012 - Thu 2nd Feb, 2012
Originally, Spill (1 - Sunlight) was shown in an all white room, at the Vancouver Island School of Art, burnt out light bulbs a metaphor for sunlight spilling through an imaginary window. Illuminated from below by a single fluorescent source, the bulbs glowed preternaturally, light ricocheting off the walls.
In Spill (2 - Window), at the Slide Room Gallery (group show Analog) a real window in t...
Closed most holidays - Closed December 25 & 26, 2020 and January 1 & 2, 2021
*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.