Visit all five artworks, created by emerging artists, across the City of Victoria. These five self-portraits were created as a part of Selfhood, a six-week workshop series featuring five youth using Threshold Housing services. The youth worked with local artists M. Ali Kahn and Libby Oliver through artistic skill-sharing. The artworks around the workshop’s theme of identity and self-representation using a range of mediums from photography to digital art, challenging the traditional figurative form of the self-portrait.
ON UNTIL AUGUST 31 LOCATIONS:
Opus Art Supplies (512 Herald Street)
Gabriel Ross (2500 Rock Bay Avenue)
HI Victoria Hostel (516 Yates)
Metro Theatre (1411 Quadra Street)
Camas Books (2620 Quadra Street)
All locations are located on the street level, with paid parking available close to the sites. Bus to the locations include: 2, 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 47, 48, 50, 61, 65, 70, 71, 72, and 75 for Opus; 11 and 22 for Gabriel Ross; 4,6, 7, 11, 14, 15 and 21 for HI Victoria Hostel, 2, 6, 24, 25, 27, and 28 for Metro Theatre, and 4, 6, and 9 for Camus Books. Please note that some locations require a few blocks of walking from the bus stop. Free gender-neutral, wheel-chair accessible public washrooms are available around the area, including on Langley Street near Bastion Square and Centennial Square.
This project is supported through the City of Victoria’s My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program and through Camas Book, Gabriel Ross, HI Victoria Hostel, Intrepid Theatre, Opus Art Supplies, and Threshold Housing Society.