Oxygen Art Centre News: Virtual Exhibition, Upcoming Residency & New Staff

Oxygen Art Centre launches the virtual juried youth exhibition, If I Can’t Dance To It, It’s Not My Revolution featuring artwork, artist talks, and more by Josh FranklinMeadow KroegerSpencer LegebokoffKatherine Victoria MacKay, and Bethany Pardoe.

Selected by jurors Marilyn Lee and Ian Johnston, the group exhibition brings together talented young artists working in a variety of mediums—from virtual reality to painting to ceramics to mixed media. The virtual exhibition format has been developed as a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, while also creating space to celebrate young artists and highlighting the need for cultural engagement during social distancing.

If I Can’t Dance To It, It’s Not My Revolution also includes new, commissioned literary works by emerging poets and authors, Nelson AikenSpencer LegebokoffSuki Simington, and Hailey Viers.



Z’otz* Collective
Virtual residency (Toronto, ON)
21 – 27 August 2020

Z’otz* Collective, Nahúm Flores (Honduras), Erik Jerezano (Mexico), and Ilyana Martínez (Mexico|Canada), take up a remote residency in their Toronto studio while transmitting updates and studio visits through our online platforms.

The residency has been augmented due to the pandemic to ensure the safety of the artists and community, while also offering an intimate glimpse into the collective’s studio.



Oxygen Art Centre welcomes Jaymie Johnson as our new Gallery Assistant.

Johnson is an interdisciplinary artist and educator invested in social and environmental impact through observation, experimentation and collaboration. Since graduating with a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University in 2015, she has worked on numerous community-engaged and environmental public art projects as a member of EartHand Gleaners Society, and Project Assistant with Border Free Bees, as well as on independent projects for institutions including Science World, Vancity, and First Capital Realty.

This position is made possible by Canada Summer Jobs.


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