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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.

Art Exhibition: the absence of the origin of its likeness

Dates: November 04, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opens Friday November 4th, 7:30 PM. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12PM - 5PM.
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Has this photograph been digitally altered? Did the scene it show actually occur? Since the photograph’s invention, people have been enamored by the image’s resemblance to its subject. But changes in the field of photography like digital imaging and editing have brought this into question. In the absence of t... more

One Way or Another: A Contemporary Art Show

Dates: January 10, 2017 to February 18, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 12 pm - 5 pm
Location: Open Space
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Megan Dickie’s One Way or Another highlights the failure involved in the quest for excellence. The project originated with a trilogy of videos that use classic video games as a platform to investigate human struggle. Within this trilogy a character blunders through a series of obstacles that constantly defy he... more

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