When does self-confidence start edging into pretension? This artist-run gallery and self-declared flag-bearer of the avant-garde has trod on both sides of that line since 1972. Mostly, they get it right, so the gallery is usually worth a visit. Exhibits run the full gamut, from paintings and sculpture to literary and dance performances.
The exhibition (self)Publish or Perish, a show of artist's books, magazines, pamphlets and manifestos was the best thing ever to come to Victoria. Over 180 national and international artist's books displaying a wealth of ideas and approaches to producing books that could only be dreamed about. This show Rocked and the opening night was packed with over 400 people. A totally awesome event.
Since it opened in 1972, this gallery has kept people talking. Located right in downtown Victoria, the center is run by artists dedicated to presenting contemporary Canadian culture in new and unusual ways. The gallery features exhibitions of avant-garde music, literary readings, and performance art, as well as displays of visual and media arts. There is an admission charge for some events and... more