About

The Ministry of Casual Living (MoCL) is a registered non-profit society and a member of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres, exhibiting the works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists since March 2002 at 1442 Haultain St until 2012.

Established to provide artists from all disciplines with an accessible venue for experimentation, MoCL is committed to promoting critical, self-reflective discourse, and integrating the artistic process into all aspects of everyday life.

We are located on Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Victoria, BC Canada). We operate studios at 858 Devonshire Road, in the Esquimalt Industrial Park, a window gallery generously donated by Cenote Restaurant in Millie's Lane, and the PedalBox/PaddleBox mobile Bike Cart Galleries.

If you want a show, pitch us something. We're interested in bright ideas, regardless of credentials. We never want to see your CV – ever. MoCL houses interesting things to look at, listen to and think about. We welcome your input - minister@ministryofcasualliving.ca.

The Ministers of Casual Living

Meesh Beam

2016.00

Meesh is a theatrical wild woman who freaks it creepy onstage and uses her puppets to mangle the norms.

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Katie Sage

2013.00

Katie is a visitor on Lekwugen Territory. Focused on making weird and interesting photographs and collages. They are interested in building community and challenging the boundaries of art and life.

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Jonathan Dowdall

2013.00

Cameron Kidd

2012.00

Aubrey Burke

2011.00

Julie Gennai

2011.00

Mikhail Miller

2010.00

Marlaina Buch

2009.00

Ross Macaulay

2009.00

Isaac Flagg

2008.00

Gerry Gauthier

2008.00

Jay Elliott Morritt

2007.00

Jesse Scott

2007.00

Catlin Lewis

2007.00

Bonnie Gooden

2006.00

Emily Gooden

2005.00

Tommy Lacroix

2003.00

David Gifford

2002.00

Stephen Nguyen

2002.00