Integrate Arts Festival

THE 12TH ANNUAL INTEGRATE ARTS FESTIVAL:
AUGUST 24 - 26, 2018

2018 events

 

FRIDAY - AUGUST 24

 

integrate arts festival - opening reception

7-10:30PM - AUGUST 24
INTEGRATE HQ - 1800 STORE STREET
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Kick off the festival weekend with a party at Integrate HQ (hosted by the Victoria Arts Council). Experience the art of featured artists that call Vancouver Island home. With performances by Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins and Evan Locke, along with short fringe shows curated by Intrepid Theatre and Theatre SKAM in the Pop-Up Live Theatre just outside HQ. Enjoy beer from Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., cider from Sea Cider, and non-alcoholic beverages from Cultured Kombucha.


FUSE: DECAY, RENEWAL, RECONCILIATION

7-10PM - AUGUST 24
VENUE 833 (BEHIND 833 FORT STREET) 
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In the centre of town, a forgotten lot, buildings in decay, but a space pregnant with renewal. A patch of grass and an old tree reach out from gravel, concrete and brick, remnants of a previous cycle. In this place, the Garden City Electronic Music Society will present a multi-media program featuring electronic music, video art and an interactive LED light installation, exploring themes of urban decay, renewal and reconciliation. Performances by the Memory Palace, Emma Tomic, Cascadia Sound, and dub gnostic.


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u-bicycle rentals

ALL WEEKEND
INTEGRATE HQ (and anywhere you see a U-Bike!)

U-Bicycle is offering free rides on their bikes all weekend long. Download the app, create an account, add an in-app $50 refundable deposit, and get 4x 30 minute free ride coupons per account with the code 981725380. Or come to HQ, and we’ll get you set up. Enjoy summer in Victoria to the fullest with bike rides and art!

 

Modo art crawl shuttle

7-9PM - AUGUST 24
INTEGRATE HQ & VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Integrate is partnering up with Modo to provide a free car service to help you access all participating locations on Friday night. Our volunteer drivers will make pick ups and drop offs as needed. Let us know in advance at info@integratearts.ca or request a pickup from an organizer or volunteer at each venue. It’s first come first serve!

COLORQODED ARTS COLLECTIVE

8PM-12AM - AUGUST 24
OPEN SPACE - FORT STREET

ColorQoded Arts Collective presents a celebratory night of dancing and performance at Open Space Saturday, August 25 from 8pm-midnight. Come out to gather together with QT2IPOC artists to celebrate each other's art, company, and radiance!

 

blue crush: EXHIBITION OPENING

7PM - 9PM - AUGUST 24
THE FIFTY FIFTY - DOUGLAS STREET

Kerri Flannigan: Blue Crush

Drawing on both historical perspectives and personal stories, Blue Crush considers the ways that we inherit, inhabit, and embody our differing lived experiences, and how these experiences inform our relationship to swimming.

By positioning sites such as pools and beaches as both places of recreation, and as colonized and contested spaces, swimming and beach culture are explored through the intimacy of personal narratives within the larger context of social and political realities. From the history of the breast stroke to All Bodies Swim's, from civil rights wade-in's to coming-of-age experiences in Christianwaterparks, Blue Crush is an intersectional portrait of swim culture.

We want to acknowledge that this work is happening on Lekwungen, W̱SÁNEC, T’Souke and Scia’new Territories - and that histories of settlement, colonization and resistance, inform our movements and navigations of swimming on this land.

COLORQODED ARTS COLLECTIVE

8PM-12AM - AUGUST 24
OPEN SPACE - 510 FORT STREET

ColorQoded Arts Collective presents a celebratory night of dancing and performance at Open Space Saturday, August 25 from 8pm-midnight. Come out to gather together with QT2IPOC artists to celebrate each other's art, company, and radiance!

FILM + SOUND NO. 3 archive

9:00PM - AUGUST 24
MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING - 858 DEVONSHIRE (ESQUIMALT INDUSTRIAL PARK)

The third in a series of monthly open air film + music nights, ARCHIVE digs deep into Victoria's film vaults to unearth surprising experimental and animated shorts from the 80s, 90s and 00s PLUS live score and performances by local musicians and DJs.

By donation, all ages. Popcorn and refreshments available (cash only).
More info: http://ministryofcasualliving.ca

KIN: aN INTEGRATE FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

FRI. 7-9PM - OPENING NIGHT - AUGUST 24
MADRONA GALLERY - 606 VIEW STREET

Madrona Gallery is pleased to present KIN, a group exhibition of works by contemporary Canadian female artists. The show is presented as a part of our annual Colours of Summer exhibition and in conjunction with Integrate Arts Festival 2018. Included are works by artists Tamara Bond, Samantha Dickie, Megan Dietrich, Meghan Hildebrand, Morgana Wallace, Caitlin McDonagh, Nicotye Samayualie, Ningiukulu Teevee, and Diana Thorneycroft. Across their respective media, these nine artists engage with themes of craft, narrative, gender, and sexuality, each with a critical awareness of the legacy forged by female contemporary artists before them. From Diana Thorneycroft’s photographic homage to Cindy Sherman, to Megan Dietrich’s fluid abstracts in the style of Helen Frankenthaler and Ningiukulu Teevee’s depictions of women in folklore and contemporary Inuit culture, each of these artists engages with the conversation of gender in fine art from a unique perspective. We hope you will join us for our annual Integrate Showcase, and experience the work of these artists firsthand.

BOXCARSIX ARTIST COLLECTIVE - STUDIO OPEN HOUSE

7-9PM - OPENING AUGUST 24
12-4PM - AUGUST 25-26

In the gallery for Integrate is the work of BOXCARSIX Artist Collective created during their summer residency at Xchanges. Entitled "#The View From Here", it is a collaborative contemporary drawing studio installation. This summer residency has received sponsorship from Opus Art Supplies. The gallery will open noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday providing great opportunities to discuss the work with the artists of BOXCARSIX. On Saturday there will also be a Studio Open House from noon to 4pm allowing visitors to see in working studios and talk with different artists.

Plus, the hallways will become Xchanges Art Passage - This will be an exhibition of small works for the discerning budget featuring a variety of subjects. Almost every house or office has at least one tiny space just "reaching out" for a small work of Art. Please come and take a look, this may be a fine opportunity to add a quality original to your collection.

 

SATURDAY - AUGUST 25

 
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ALL DAY ART CRAWL

10AM - 10PM- AUGUST 25
LOCATIONS ALL AROUND THE CITY
REFER TO OUR FESTIVAL BROCHURE & MAP

Use the festival map in this brochure to go out and explore the fantastic arts community in Victoria! Each venue will hold their own one-of-a-kind event. It’s a great chance to check out a gallery or studio you haven’t been before. Be sure to check hours of operation of each location on the map, as there are a variety of daytime and night-time spaces.

EXHIBITION AT INTEGRATE HQ

10AM - 10PM (HQ HOURS) - AUGUST 25
INTEGRATE HQ - 1800 STORE STREET (Victoria Arts Council)

Stop by Integrate HQ during the art crawl to check out works by our featured artists. We've also got workshops and performances lined up throughout the day!

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FREE ADMISSION & SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE AGGV

10AM - 5PM - AUGUST 25
2PM
- EXHIBITION EXPLORATION
ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA - 1040 MOSS ST.

Free admission to the gallery from 10-5 on Saturday Aug 25th. Artists from our Art Rental and Sales program will be on site providing demos and there will be an exhibition exploration at 2pm of Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest.

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artist-led walk: FILM PHOTOGRAPHY WALK WITH JOSHUA NGENDA

11AM-1PM - AUGUST 25
INTEGRATE HQ

Learn the basics of film photography with our featured artist Joshua Ngenda as he takes you on a walk around Rock Bay Victoria. Get a glimpse of what Joshua sees through the lens of a camera and how he considers subject matter, lighting, framing, and film processing. Participants will together collaboratively use rolls of film to create a document of the walk

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FringeKids 

11AM - 4PM - AUGUST 25
MARKET SQUARE - 560 JOHNSON STREET
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Drop by Market Square from 11am-4pm on August 25 for this perennial favourite! This action-packed, interactive (and free!) event introduces kids to live performance and unleashes their creativity. In a cross-festival collaboration, Integrate is partnering with Fringe Fest to bring an interactive artmaking activity to FringeKids. This inclusive, fun event for the whole family celebrates Fringe in all its forms and its ability to build artistic and cultural bridges. 

 
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SOUND ART WORKSHOP PART 1: BUILDING A BAT DETECTOR WITH ESTRAVEN LUPINO-SMITH

1-3PM - AUGUST 25
INTEGRATE HQ 

Political ecology and art collide in this two part workshop offered by artist Estraven Lupino-Smith. In the first part, you’ll build a bat detector and learn about the physics of sound, how bats make noise, and basic field recording techniques. You’ll then put your new skills to work in Part 2 of the workshop. In partnership with CFUV and Habitat Acquisition Trus

 Photo Courtesy of the City of Victoria.

Photo Courtesy of the City of Victoria.

MODO art crawl SHUTTLE

 1-3PM - AUGUST 25
INTEGRATE HQ & VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Once again, we will have a free car service sponsored by Modo to help you access all participating locations on Saturday afternoon. Our volunteer drivers will make pick ups and drop offs as needed. Let us know in advance at info@integratearts.ca or request a pickup from an organizer or volunteer at each venue. It’s first come first serve

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PRECIPICE OF A STORY WITH TARYN WALKER

4-4:30PM - AUGUST 25

VENUE 833 - BEHIND 833 FORT STREET

Meet artist Taryn Walker and hear her speak about her process in developing the site specific drawing installation located at Venue 833. Taryn’s work is a hybrid between traditional illustrative and muralist techniques. She uses these methods to delve into our associations between drawing, storytelling, and language.

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OPEN HOUSE & PRINTMAKING DEMO

FRI. 7-9PM, SAT. 11-5PM, SUN. 11-4PM
1PM - ARTIST DEMO - AUGUST 25
GROUND ZERO PRINTMAKERS SOCIETY - 549 FISGARD ST.
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Ground Zero member, Randie Feil, will be doing a demonstration of the mezzotint intaglio printmaking process. She will be using a rocker to texture the plate and will be showing a simple water based printing method using the printing press. To see Randie's intricate work go to www.randiefeil.com. The demo will start at 1pm on Saturday August 25th during the open house and mini print show.

storywalk® and artist performances 

1PM- 3:30PM
GREATER VICTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY COURTYARD - 735 BROUGHTON ST.

GVPL is proud to host a lively afternoon of art for the whole family. Stroll through a StoryWalk®; learn to create mini masterpieces with local artists, be serenaded by performers from Pacific Opera Victoria, and enjoy spoken word with Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate Agartu Ali. Drop-in.

robert bateman centre tour

2:00PM - 3:00PM / AUGUST 26
ROBERT BATEMAN CENTRE - 470 BELLEVILLE ST.

Integrate Arts Festival participants can join the public tour on Saturday August 26th, with admission by donation! Just show your Integrate button, map, or simply say "I'm with Integrate!" to receive this special offer.

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The Sum of Many, by Tony Grove

CONCRETE CANVAS LAUNCH PARTY

2PM - 12AM / AUGUST 26
HOYNE/DRIFTWOOD BREWERY PARKING LOT (2740 BRIDGE STREET)

A community celebration to honour the local, national, and International artists who participated in the mural creation in the Rock Bay Neighbourhood from August 12-27. This is a family friendly event with afternoon walking tours, a panel discussion, and an evening of local bands and beers!

MAKING IT - live performance by open action collective  

 2-4 pm - AUGUST 25
LEGACY GALLERY - 630 YATES STREET

Open Action Collective Founders live performance in Making It
Performance artists and founding members of Victoria’s Open Action Collective, John G. Boehme, Judith Price and Grace Salez will perform live at the Legacy Gallery in the exhibition Making It. Join us during Victoria’s Integrate Arts Festival as they respond to 36 chairs designed and built by local woodworkers. Visitors are invited to drop in to the gallery as the performance unfolds over two hours during Saturday afternoon’s art crawl.
OPEN ACTION is a collective of performance artists based in Victoria, BC, Canada, dedicated to site-specific actions performed in public spaces.


Sculptural Needle Felting with Karina Kalvaitis

3PM - 5PM - AUGUST 25
ARC.HIVE GALLERY - 2516 BRIDGE STREET
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Karina Kalvaitis will provide a sculptural felting demonstration and our nine artists' studios will be open and abundant with creative works. Karina will demonstrate how wool can be used much like other modelling materials to create sculptures that are simple or complex. This demo will cover how to use needle felting to create wool sculptures with and without armatures. We will also look at how to mix our own colours in wool and incorporate other fibres for interesting textural effects.

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FLUX MEDIA gallery - art projections

5-10PM - AUGUST 25
821 FORT STREET

FLUX presents innovative media art works by local, national and international media artists. For INTEGRATE we will present multi-screen media art projections. Wall projections will be taking place 5pm-10pm on Saturday, August 25, with works playing on monitors during the afternoon art crawl.





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SOUND ART WORKSHOP PART 2: FIELD RECORDING WITH ESTRAVEN LUPINO-SMITH

8-9PM
BEACON HILL PARK - GOODACRE LAKE (AVALON RD & DOUGLAS ST)

Examine the ramifications of shifting urban, suburban, and rural environments of wildlife through this sound art workshop about bats. In the second part of Estraven Lupino-Smith’s sound art workshop, you’ll take the bat detectors you built to listen to and record bat echolocation sounds. Learn about art and its intersections with research, citizen science, and the natural world. In partnership with CFUV and Habitat Acquisition Trust.

 

SUNDAY - AUGUST 26


 Photo by Guy Ferguson

Photo by Guy Ferguson

HONOURING MOTHERHOOD WITH OONA MCCLURE

10AM-12PM - AUGUST 26
INTEGRATE HQ

Featured artist Oona McClure is an art therapist who works with the exploration of (dis)connections of pregnancy, childbirth and mothering journeys. In this session, mixed media art-making activities will support the wellness of mothers who wish to explore their evolving relationship to identity, body, life, and child.


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WEAVING DEMONSTRATION WITH AMY HEATH DUGAS

1-2PM - AUGUST 26
INTEGRATE HQ

Alongside woodworking and furniture, featured artist Amy Heath Dugas creates woven baskets as part of her artistic practice. In this demonstration, get to know Amy and learn about the  Japanese Random Weave technique in contemporary basket weaving. She’ll teach you how to get started in this unique craft.



SUNDAY HOURS AT PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

The following galleries and spaces will be open for those who would like to continue the art crawl the next day, or would like to see specific installations again.