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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: Lee Maracle

Dates: February 28, 2017
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Open Space on Tuesday February 28 at 7:30pm, Camosun College on Wednesday March 1 at 4:00pm, Open Space on Wednesday March 1 at 7:30pm.
Location: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
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Lee Maracle will be reading as part of Open Word: Readings and Ideas. These three readings are co-presented by Camosun College. Maracle will be reading from her book Celia’s Song and from her book of poetry, Talking to the Diaspora. Maracle will read at Open Space on Tuesday, Februrary 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Open Spac... more

Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking

Dates: February 26, 2017
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8PM
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On Sunday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m. Open Space presents composer Navid Navab’s Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking as performed by chef Tony Chong. Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking is a synaesthetic performance orchestrated around a chef, an enchanted kitchenette, and sonified ingredients. more

Red Words: A Community Feast at Open Space

Dates: March 01, 2017
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 6:30 pm
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Open Space is hosting a community feast in honour of author and poet Lee Maracle. Lee is one of the most prolific authors in Canada and is a recognized authority on issues pertaining to Indigenous people and Indigenous literature. She is an award-winning poet, novelist, performance storyteller, scriptwriter, actor, and e... more

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