Profile Image: Doug Jarvis

Doug Jarvis

from Victoria BC
Profile Image: Doug Jarvis


Doug Jarvis

Doug Jarvis is an artist and curator based in Victoria, BC. He is a founding member of the avatar performance art group Second Front ( and the Noxious Sector Art Collective ( and participates in Open Actions in public spaces. His individual and collective work explores absurdity, care, non-material entities and technology as a human attribute. His projects have been presented at artist-run centres, galleries, museums and festivals across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Jarvis is an active member of the Victoria arts community and participates through a variety of non-profit and artist-run centre boards. He is the Administrator for the ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria, Acting Executive Director at Open Space Arts Society, and the Board Chair of the Ministry of Casual Living. Jarvis received an MFA in studio from the University of Guelph, ON and is a sessional instructor in the Visual Arts Department at UVic.
Active / Available
other sites:

Community Events

15:00 16:00

Current Groups

Open Actions
2012 - present
Second Front
Founding member
2006 - present
Noxious Sector
Founding member
2004 - present

Artist Articles

Doug Jarvis: Keeping Curiosity Conceptual
Published by: WHITEHOT MAGAZINE of Contemporary Art
Author: Vittoria Benzine

Search the Directory / Archive

List an Event in the Calendar

List a Physical Single Date or Recurring Event

For physical events that happen at a specific time. For example a concert, or dance performance. If there are multiple shows, you can still duplicate your event to cover them all.

List an Online Livestream Event

For online / livestream events. This will allow you to include a livestream url and have it featured in our livestream listings.

List an Ongoing Event

For events that run over a range of consecutive dates. i.e. Art show, museum show etc.

Submit a Profile to the Directory

List an Individual Artist / Artisan / Musician

(Painter, Carver, Dancer, Writer etc)

List an Arts Ensemble

(Band / Choir /Dance Troupe, Theatre Troupe, Artist Collective etc.)

List an Organization / Resource in the Directory

(organization, business, venue etc)

Submit Art

Submit a piece of Art

Add a photo / information on art by a local artist

Submit Public Art (Current)

Submit a piece of local public art to the gallery & map.

Submit Public Art (Historical)

Add a photos + info on pieces of public art that no longer exist to be included in the permanent public archive.

News + Media

Post an Opportunity

(Jobs, Funding, Calls to Artists)

Add / Link a Video

Add a video, which will be linked to profiles, and appear in the video feed

Add / Link an Article

Add, or link to an article about content in the directory.

Log In to Your Account