• Exhibition ‘Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard’

    Residency Dates: August 19 – September 5 Opening Reception: Friday September 6 | 6:00pm (before Art Walk Gala) Artist Talk: Saturday September 7 | 4:00pm Closing Dinner: Friday September 27th | 5:30pm (Blue Night) Exhibition Dates: September 6 – 28, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm     Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host resident artists prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet for the creation of Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard, a multi-channel AV installation exploring the history and geography of Harrop-Procter. prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet have been working collaboratively since

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  • Resident Artist Evan Locke

    Resident Artist Evan Locke creates Immediacy Protracted    Residency dates: June 04-June 13th Exhibition dates: June 15th to July 12th, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th at 7-9pm Artist talk: Saturday, June 15th at 4pm Gallery and Residency hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host artist Evan Locke as this summer’s Artist in Residence. Locke is a painter and installation artist living and working in Victoria BC. During his residency, Locke will construct a large-scale painting as a sculptural piece designed specifically for the

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  • Oxygen Art Centre Search for a New Executive Director

    Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson is looking for a new executive director to begin in early August 2019. Interested candidates can find the complete job description here: Executive-Director-Job-Description. The position is for an average of 20 hours per week at $25/per hour. The Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019 with interviews taking place the week of June 10th. Thank you in advance for your interest but please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. If you are interested please email a letter of interest

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  • Executive Director Departs at the End of August

    It is a bittersweet moment for Oxygen Art Centre as we announce that Genevieve Robertson will be leaving her post as Executive Director at the end of the summer.  Since arriving in early 2018 Genevieve has been dividing her attention between a burgeoning art practice and the management of Oxygen. Knowing it was only a matter of time before the art practice won her complete attention, we were very happy to bring her into the Oxygen fold and have benefited immensely from her vision, leadership, and passion for the Centre

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  • SUMMER CAMPS 2019!

    SUMMER CAMPS 2019!

    SUMMER CAMPS 2019!   WEEK 1 (July 15-19, 2019): WRITING ON THE WALLS with Amber Santos CAMP FULL register to be added to the wait list July 15-19, 2019 (Monday – Friday) 9am – noon Ages 7-12 – Painting, drawing, collaborating and interacting with the public space. Cost $150/week This playful and exploratory workshop will invite kids to connect with each other through their own drawings, develop their own ideas and play with scale. Kids will have the opportunity to collaborate on a public art piece. REGISTER ONLINE for SUMMER

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  • Professional Development Workshops for Youth

    DIGITAL SELF PROMOTION WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH On Thursday April 4th from 5pm-7pm, youth join Rhythm Club co-founder Zan Comerford for a digital self promotion workshop at Oxygen Art Centre. This event is FREE and open for all youth aged 12-24 years. The workshop will focus on creating a strong online presence, including website content and social media platforms. This will be an engaging and interactive workshop geared towards honing your self-promotion skills, whether you’re an aspiring artist, actor, filmmaker, arts student, or just curious about what the professional life of

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  • Resident Artist Matthew Talbot-Kelly

    Oxygen Art Centre hosts Resident Artist Matthew Talbot-Kelly for a site-specific sculptural installation project: “…concerning the inept and yes, foolhardy barricading of wayward denizens…” Project Dates: April 15 – May 26, 2019 Open Studio Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm Closing Celebration: Friday May 17th, 7-9pm Artist Talk: Saturday May 18th, 2-4pm While in residence at Oxygen Art Centre, Talbot-Kelly will build a temporary, multi-part Site Specific installation, an assemblage made of two realities – physical and digital. This will be a domestically scaled fence/barrier/wall made from reclaimed and reconfigured furniture that is

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  • Public Talk and Workshop: Brian Lye

    Public talk with filmmaker Brian Lye followed by a Masterclass in Shooting and processing 16mm film at Oxygen Art Centre Public talk: Deadpan Moving Screen Trick Friday April 12, 7pm Masterclass: Film Play:  Shooting and processing 16mm film Saturday April 13: 12-5pm Sunday April 14: 10-3pm Film screening: Sunday April 14: 7pm Join filmmaker Brian Lye at Oxygen Art Centre on Friday April 12th at 7pm for a public talk titled Deadpan Moving Screen Trick which will explore his adventurous forages into analogue filmmaking and processing, and his interests in early

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  • To See or Not to See – a play by Ruth Bieber with an opening act by prOphecy sun

        When: Saturday March 30, 7pm Sunday March 31st,  2pm Where: Oxygen Art Centre #3 320 Vernon Street (Alley Entrance)   To See or Not to See is a unique one-woman performance by writer and theatre artist Ruth Bieber. This play is a powerful story of wounding, overcoming, courage, and healing. Employing the circular motif of a shamanic quest as frame, Ruth Bieber’s first play is full of insight about what it’s like to have a vision disability as a child, a woman, a mother and a professional – and

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  • Public Talk and Writing Workshop with Tracy Valcourt

    Oxygen Art Centre Hosts a Public Lecture and Masterclass with Art Writer Tracy Valcourt   Free Public Lecture: “Scene from Above: Aerial Views of Landscapes in Crisis”: Friday March 8th at 7pm Writing Workshop: Saturday March 9, 10am-5pm Studio Visits: Sunday March 10, starting at 10am   Oxygen Art Centre invites you to join us in our second in a series of weekend-long Masterclasses in Critical Writing on Art led by art writer and scholar Tracy Valcourt. This is a unique opportunity for practicing artists, curators, and arts writers to

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