Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

  • Sylvia Grace Borda: Kissing Project (Artist in Residence)

    The Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to be hosting Sylvia Grace Borda as artist in residence in the City this Spring through June. Sylvia Grace Borda is exploring how image-making challenges and enhances our experience of place, time, culture and perception through the delivery of her ‘Kissing Project.’ The artist’s project uses the metaphor and action of a ‘kiss’ as a platform to enhance the existing image of Nelson. She is hoping to make Nelson the interior’s cultural capital of ‘amour’ through her images. Inspired by the Touchstones Museum’s photograph

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  • Founders talk

    RESILIENCY OF THE WEST KOOTENAY ARTS COMMUNITY IS FOCUS OF A PRESENTATION BY OXYGEN ART CENTRE’S FOUNDERS JAN. 21   Watch the video recording of the Founders talk online here: Part 1:https://youtu.be/_EN6mBeOqyc Part 2: https://youtu.be/fUwagkrpekM Part 3: https://youtu.be/fE53E2r7nF0   The resiliency of West Kootenay artists who, after being fired en masse from Nelson’s Kootenay School of the Arts in 2002 went on to start the city’s only artist-run centre, will be the subject of a talk by five of the founding members of the Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday, Jan

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  • Memory Palaces exhibition

    Memory Palaces exhibition dates: January 6 – 28, 2017. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm. Exhibition opening: Thursday, January 5th from 7-10 pm Founders talk: Saturday, January 21 at 4pm.   New exhibition celebrates over a decade of arts programming at Oxygen Art Centre! Throughout 2017 Oxygen Art Centre will stage many events that reflect the work of the centre over the past 14 years.  Oxygen Art Centre was founded as the Nelson Fine Arts Centre Society in May 2002.  On January 5th, 2005 the Society opened its doors

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  • Culture Days at Oxygen

    Join artist and curator Maggie Shirley in a discussion about art in public places and her recent role as residency manager at Oxygen Art Centre.  Shirley’s talk will include a discussion of the residency process of Mexican artist César Damiån, whom spent the month of August in residence at Oxygen Art Centre.  The outcomes of Damiån’s residency will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre during Culture Days.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome Oxygen Art Centre’s Culture Days 2016 schedule: Friday, September 30th from 1-5pm: Exhibition “Traces” by

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  • FRONDA (Mexican artist collective)

    FRONDA (Mexican artist collective) in Nelson for discussion Join artist in residence César Damián at the Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday, August 27th at 4pm for a discussion on FRONDA, a platform for interdisciplinary art based in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico.  Damián is co-founder of this unique non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote artistic discipline in rural and urban spaces, with an interest in cross-cultural and disciplinary exchanges between Mexico and Canada.   Damián will be joined by Elena Barba who is co-founder of FRONDA, and Haruko Okano who has

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  • Time Capsule / Memory Capsule

    Time Capsule / Memory Capsule If we had the option to receive messages from the past how would we receive them?  Would it be possible to respond to these messages?  Would these messages help us better understand our place?  Could we better understand our identity?  Is it possible to have a dialogue with future generations?   Time Capsule is a project that tries to generate a reflection about who we are as a society.  It is not a real capsule, it is a metaphorical space conceived as an encounter and

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  • Residency & Exhibition: César Damián

    Traces – César Damián Residency dates: August 1st – September 2nd, 2016 Columbia Basin Culture Tour: August 13 & 14 from 10am – 5pm – Open studio Artist talk: August 13th, 2016 at 4pm Discussion: August 27th at 4pm about FRONDA (Mexican Artist Collective) Opening reception: September 2nd, 2016 from 7-9pm Exhibition dates: September 7th – October 1st, 2016 Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 1-5pm Culture Days Event: Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 4pm – Closing Reception and Talk The Oxygen Art Centre is excited to be hosting Mexican artist, César

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  • Exhibition: Amanda Strong

    Oskinîkiskwêw (young woman) – Amanda Strong Exhibition dates: June 4 – July 2, 2016 Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 1-5pm Opening night: Friday June 3, 2016 from 7-9pm Artist Talk: Saturday June 4, 2016  at 4pm Summer’s almost here and at the Oxygen Art Centre that means it’s time for our artist in  residence and exhibition season!  To start off the season we will be presenting the work of acclaimed filmmaker and director Amanda Strong. Strong is an Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop motion director.  She is of Michif descent and currently lives

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  • REUNION exhibition

    REUNION Exhibition dates: February 16 – March 6, 2016 Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 1-5pm Opening night: Friday February 12 from 7-9pm As part of Oxygen Art Centre’s 2nd annual Youth Arts Festival, REUNION is an art exhibition by former Self Design high art students; Sasha Baines, Reyna Brown, Hannah DeBoer-Smith, Undine Clara Foulds, Danan Lake and Savi Hanning-Brown. Most of these artists had taken part in Self Design High’s Visual Arts Intensives between 2011 – 2013, hosted at the Oxygen Art Centre studio.  REUNION invites these young artists

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  • Residency & Exhibition: Sam Talbot-Kelly

    Glamourie – Sam Talbot-Kelly Residency dates: December 7, 2015 – January 7, 2016 Exhibition dates: January 9 – February 6, 2016 Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1-5pm Opening night: Friday January 8, 2016 from 7-9pm *Performance at 7.30pm! Artist Talk: Saturday January 9, 2016  at 4pm The Oxygen Art Centre will mark the turning of the year and the coming of the light with the introspective creativity of multimedia artist Sam Talbot-Kelly. The artist is in residence for the month of December working on explorations into the ancient ways of

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