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Open Space Contemporary Arts Society

510 Fort Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
Phone:  (250) 383-8833
Fax:  (250) 383-8841

Open Space Arts Society was founded in 1972 as an exhibition and performance centre (it has owned its facility since 1975) to reflect the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and abroad. As a non-profit artist-run centre Open Space continues to support hybrid and experimental approaches to art making by presenting work by emerging artists and established professionals. Open Space is the largest artist-run centre on Vancouver Island and in the Gulf Islands region. It is a significant venue for building awareness and disseminating artists' work.

Open Word: Readings and Ideas: J.B. MacKinnon

Dates: October 17, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
Location: Open Space & UVic
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Pioneer of the local food movement and co-author of The 100-Mile Diet, J.B. MacKinnon will be reading as part of Open Word: Readings and Ideas, a literary series hosted by Open Space in partnership with the University of Victoria Department of Writing.   McKinnon will read at the University of Victoria ... more

Why Can't Minimal: An Art Exhibit at Open Space

Dates: September 16, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opening: 7:30 pm, Exhibition: 12 pm-5pm
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For the average person, Minimalism, a mid-20th century modernist genre, has a reputation for being coldly intellectual, abstract, or hard to understand. Why Can’t Minimal, curated by John G. Hampton, both challenges and engages the critiques of minimalism. In his hands, art history is witty, candid, and speculative... more

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