*Please Note* Gallery viewing by appointment is welcome and encouraged. We are run and kept open entirely by the effort of volunteer labor. If you know exactly when you are going to come by the exhibition space and want to ensure we will be open, please send us an email or facebook message before visiting the gallery so we can confirm that we will have someone there to meet you.
Opening reception - Saturday, March 7th, 7-10PM
Exhibition dates: March 8th - March 27th
Artist Honorariums for this show are generously supplied by Feed the Arts in the CRD
Bloomin’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of emerging ceramic artists in Victoria and throughout BC. As a group of 18 artists we each have differing personal motivations to produce art. Together we want to celebrate the scope of possibilities of the ceramic discipline and improve the visibility of ceramic artists. We are energized by the quality and diversity of work being produced by the growing group of local ceramicists, and we want to invite the community to enjoy the abundance with us.
The 18 participating artists are Bronwyn Arundel, Zoë Brisebois-Bourget, Amelia Butcher, Bridget Fairbank, FP Ceramics, Angela Hopkins, Meg Hubert, Kate Kennedy, Sarah Leckie, Heather Lepp, Marita Manson, Munbeibi, Amanda Marie, RAMCHILD, Rogue Ceramics, Kendra Shaw, Léïa-Fahé Villeneuve, and Kate Wood. All artists work in BC, most in the realm of functional ceramics. The group has a diverse educational background, with some holding degrees in ceramic art, and others being self taught.
the fifty fifty arts collective is comprised of individuals living and working on unceded and occupied First Nations Territories, specifically the lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ, Sc'ianew and T'Souke First Nations.
The programming space itself is situated on Songhees and Esquimalt Territory but engages with individuals and communities across Turtle Island.
As a collective we endeavour to deepen our own understandings of how we are implicated in the history and in the present ongoing project of settler colonialism. As members of the fifty fifty arts collective we continually responsibilize ourselves to the complex kind of space that is the fifty fifty which hosts and facilitates the dissemination of the ideas and work of others.
The entrance to the fifty fifty arts collective is wheelchair accessible, however the door is not automatic and we have no washrooms on site. A more comprehensive statement regarding our accessibility is in progress, specific questions or requests regarding accessibility can be sent to [email protected]