Oxygen Art Centre fundraiser Cabaret is back!

ALL OR NOTHING is the next installment in a long and infamous line up of Oxygen Art Centre FUNdraiser Cabarets. On November 21st and 22nd at 8pm, Stephen the Art Star (aka Lucas Myers,) will host a variety show with a plethora of acts by local artists, in support of Oxygen Art Centre. Get your […]

Imaginarium exhibition and silent auction open Friday!

Imaginarium – a place devoted to the imagination, an exhibition by six emerging Kootenay artists, opens at Oxygen Art Centre this Friday at 7pm.  Painted panels from the gallery wall composition and limited edition prints will be available to purchase during a silent auction fundraiser beginning opening night.  Money raised through the auction will go towards […]

Artists and community get creative in the Imaginarium

Imaginarium – a place devoted to the imagination is a collaborative painting Residency & Exhibition by six emerging Kootenay artists; Amber Santos, Sergio Santos, Chelsey Freyta, Coleman Webb, Bryn Stevenson, and Tanya Pixie Johnson.   During this residency the walls of the Oxygen Art Centre will become a collective canvas where the artists release their imagination on themes […]

Oxygen Art Centre Fall semester arts education.

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce another great semester of Continuing Arts Education programming!   Courses begin in October with Balkan Choir and Singing the Blues with the fabulous Bessie Wapp.  There are two new courses with Kriya Shakti on Realistic Drawing and Intuitive Painting.  Natasha Smith and Win Dinn will join us again this […]

SPIN OFF exhibition opens Friday at Oxygen Art Centre

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to present new work by Victorian artist Megan Dickie.   SPIN OFF is a sculpture and video installation. The video references the format of video games; flat, multi-leveled obstacle courses that are traversed by a character who continually fails and reattempts the challenges. The video is comprised of three levels, and each level […]


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Located in downtown Nelson, BC, Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run centre that provides space and programming for artists and the public to engage in the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines.  Oxygen Art Centre is currently accepting submissions for its Exhibition and Residency program.  Regional, national and international […]

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, final week of exhibition!

After its successful Artwalk opening last week, High Muck a Muck is running for another week at the Oxygen Art Centre until July 19th.  Visitors can get their fortune told with a Pak Ah Pu lottery card, and then immerse themselves in a multi-media, multi-artist interpretation of the Chinese immigration experience. Some of the recorded voices […]

Bold New Stories – new performance and presentation series at Oxygen!

Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to present Bold New Stories, a new performance and artist presentation series concerned with cross-platform and non-linear story telling.  Please join us on Monday June 30th at 7pm for Dark Night, Bright Light, an Audio/Visual performance by Australian new media artists Camilla Hannan and Van Sowerwine.  Then on Saturday July 5th at 1pm for a presentation […]

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, Launches at Oxygen

An artist and community collaboration, High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, is an interactive exhibition that explores some of the experiences of Chinese Canadians immigrating to Canada and to Nelson. The exhibition opens July 4th at 6pm. The exhibition was created by a team of Nelson and Vancouver artists including Nicola Harwood, former director of Oxygen […]

Fashion Design Workshop

Fashion Design – The Creative Process is a two-day workshop for emerging and professional artists and designers presented by Oxygen Art Centre.  Explore the basic principals of fashion design, develop a concept, collect inspiration and make initial sketches for a fashion line. Participants will gain an awareness of the fashion design process while honing your […]