Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run centre in Nelson, BC that provides space and programming for artists and the public to engage in the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines.
The goals of Oxygen Art Centre are to stimulate the creation, exhibition and discussion of contemporary art in all disciplines, to stimulate rural cultural development and professional practices in rural artists, to engage in community development through art-based projects and to achieve diversity in all programming. Oxygen Art Centre is particularly interested in work with regional relevance, cross-discipline work and work that engages audiences in participatory processes.
The Oxygen Art Centre residency and exhibition program is adjudicated by a selection committee of professional artists. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed bi-annually, with three to four exhibitions selected per year. Residencies and exhibitions are typically planned two years in advance. Please see submission guidelines for more information.
Exhibition and Residency program participants have included:
Hildur Jónasson, Justin Langlois, Stephanie Kellett, Nicola Harwood: Summoning, Sylvia Grace Borda, César Damián Amanda Strong, Sam Talbot-Kelly, Shannon Cooney, José Luis Torres, Kathi Hofmann , Imaginarium – Amber Santos, Sergio Santos, Chelsey Freyta, Coleman Webb, Bryn Stevenson, and Tanya Pixie Johnson, Megan Dickie, High Muck a Muck Collective – Fred Wah, Jin Zhang, Nicola Harwood, Bessie Wapp, Thomas Loh and Philip Djwa, Natalie Purschwitz, Paul Walde – Requiem for a Glacier, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Inken Hemsen, Adad Hannah, Sandra Rechico, Ian Johnston, Tanya Pixie Johnson, Terrance Houle, Anita Levesque & Brad Smith, Arin Fay, Bessie Wapp, Betty Fahlman, Boukje Elzinga, Brent Bukowski, Bridget Corkery, David Eustace, Deborah Loxam Kohl, Deborah Thompson, Chuck Stake, Fred Rosenberg, Haruko Okano, Ian Johnston, Judy Wapp, Julie Castonguay, Kate Tupper, Lucas Myers, Maggie Shirley & Bernadine Carroll, Maria Sanders, Amber Santos, Sabrina Oveson, Brian Cullen, Max Liboiron, Mutya Macatumpag & Monica Hepburn, Natasha Smith, Nathan Bartley, Nicola Harwood, Portico Bowman, Rachel Yoder, Sarah Alford, Jenifer Bowes & Dee Gibson, Sergio Raffo, Thomas Loh,