workshops: Between Futility and Future

Between Futility and Future with Alexis Hogan and Chris Dufour

4 Classes: March 26 – 29, 2024
Tuesday to Thursday: 6:30pm – 8:30pm + Friday: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

*Workshops now full*
TOTAL FEE: $30 for all four workshops


FEE PER WORKSHOP: $10 – $20 ea.

Sliding scale available with an option to pay it forward for other folks to attend.

Register via Google form.

Learn more information, here.


Oxygen Art Centre is delighted to offer the workshop series entitled “Between Futility and Future” with visiting B.C.-based artists Alexis Hogan and Chris Dufour. The series entangles ecologically-centered practices of ink making, dyeing, and plant-based film developing alongside the use of the body.


Comprised of four workshops in total over spring break, workshops take place in the evenings from March 26, 2024, to March 28, 2024, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, and in the afternoon on Friday, March 29, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. The series builds off the duo’s social practice, which includes working with invasive species, making charcoal, community-led sciences, permaculture and studying the places where queerness and ecology meet.


This series of workshops invites participants into studio-based explorations where the artists are encouraging the tangling of different elements of their creative and physical disciplines. The goal of this commingling is to create a new vernacular with which to carry the ongoing dialogue on grief, futility, anxiety, movement, and rupture that lives in the roots of their collaborative practice.


Interested participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops, but attendance at all sessions is not required. The workshop is open to emerging and professional artists, and those interested in social practice, plants and the environment, and experimentation with materials and movement.


All sessions take place at the Oxygen Art Centre facility, located at #3-320 Vernon Street, Nelson, B.C. via alleyway entrance. Accessibility notes can be found on the artist-run centre’s website.


Registrants will receive additional information about locations, how to prepare, and materials to bring, at least one-week before the workshop series begins.


To register to attend any or all workshop sessions, and to learn more information about the workshop and the artists, please visit Oxygen’s website. Registration fees are based on a sliding scale from $10 to $20 per workshop or $30 for all four workshops with an option to pay it forward for another person to attend.


“Between Futility and Future” is a contemporary art workshop series facilitated by visiting artists Alexis Hogan and Chris Dufour at Oxygen Art Centre from March 26, 2024, to March 29, 2024. More information available via Oxygen’s website and social media. The deadline to register is March 18, 2024, by 12:00 PM Midnight via Google form.


This program is generously supported by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Learn more information, here.

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