Relational practice, artist to artist to curator to curator to artists to collaborators, underpins the OFFSITE_ONSITE convergent program. Creative research and production residencies extended over the past year allowing for relationship building, deep inquiry, collaborative production, sustained community engagement and the evolution of presentations for exhibition. Gallery spaces have been adapted, windows have become portals, media screens and internet platforms have been enlivened, and installations projects have been situated offsite and onsite. These portals have become access points to lived experiences, truth telling, realms of time, notions of shared space, and to places both near and far.
Exhibitions, community engagement events, and installation projects running concurrently 16 June – 4 September 2021:
Under One Sky exhibition
participating artists: SHELLEY VANDERBYL / NISRINE BOUKHARI / ALFREDO DE STEFANO / ANNE STEVES
collaborative curators: ABIR BOUKHARI / DENISE LAWSON / ANGELA SOMERSET
supported through CVAG Productions + installation: THOMAS ELLIOTT / DAVID LAWSON
OFFSITE_ONSITE installation projects
ONSITE_ at the Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay BC Canada, sound + video installations can been experienced on the lower level 6th Street gallery window and the access space (Nisrene Boukhari, Shelley Vanderbyl) and in the Comox Valley Art Gallery Foyer Community Gallery (Alfredo de Stefano).
OFFSITE_ can be seen in the Village of Cumberland at Dunsmuir Street and 1st Street / in various locations across western Newfoundland Canada (Anne Steves with Tangiene Martin O’Hara) and at the Courtenay + District Museum and Palaeontology Centre (Alfredo de Stefano).
Bring + Exchange + Share
Each Wednesday our summer interns will facilitate a thematic
community make art action. Events are free and open to everyone.
Live screen printing will continue as part of the summer events.
Drop by the Comox Valley Art Gallery Outdoor Plaza
Wednesdays 1–7PM / July + August
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
Drop in, learn, make, see art – this Wednesday.September 1 2021 / 1:00 - 7:00pm
Join us on Wednesdays for our summer Make Art Drop-In series!July 21 - September 1 2021
This incubator brings together a group of students practicing inquiry based-learning.July 14 - September 10 2021
Virtual Art Opening with artists talks and art performance.June 23 2021 / 12:00 - 2:00pm
Saturdays in May / artist led make art workshop.May 1 - 29 2021
A photographic archive giving new readings about dinosaurs.May 1 - September 4 2021
Exploration of distance and belonging.March 17 - September 4 2021
The light that gets lost before reaching the final place to reside in.February 25 - September 4 2021
I allowed a fire to make something new exist.December 3 2020 - September 4 2021