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2010

WURLD

Thursday Dec. 23rd 2010 until Mon. January 3rd
Film by Jordan Saddle and Emi Honda
Music by Elfin Saddle Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Lunar Effect Ministry of Casual Living Fundraiser

Tuesday Dec. 21st 2010 until Tue. December 21st
$40 Art Sale
Help Support The Ministries Ongoing Programming, as well as Local Artist

Its your Last chance to purchase Wacko-art Gifts for the holidays! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

WORD : Jon Dowdall

Tuesday Dec. 14th 2010 until Mon. December 20th
letters, cutouts, colours sprawl the front window of the Ministry where Jon Dowdall has created a construction of found objects, wood cuts and drawing. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Masque Da Shaman : Jody Franklin

Monday Dec. 6th 2010 until Mon. December 13th
Jody Franklin brings his unique enthrall in to his drawing world. These intense, ritualistic pieces capture the physical and the spiritual world in synergy working together. And what does it capture?... a little more then what meets the eye. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ministrony Soup - Group Show Curated by Cameron Kidd - Aug 17th @

Ministrony Soup - Group Show Curated by Cameron Kidd

Wednesday Nov. 24th 2010 until Wed. December 1st
Small works by:
Ray Chen
Ty Danylchuk
Tessa Fenger
Liam Hanna Lloyd
Cody Haight
Conlan Killeen
Leah Mousseau
Ben Raymer
Nicholas Robins
Shawn Sheperd
Bryan Skjersven
Morgana Wallace
Erik Volet
Cameron Kidd

Video by Exhibit V:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_lbV8jNwFY Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Sunday Nov. 14th 2010 until Wed. November 24th
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Confronting New World Order : Luke Woodyard

Sunday Nov. 14th 2010 until Wed. November 24th
Multimedia work by Luke Woodyard Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Calgary's!: Stalwart Sons, The Sentimentals, Bible Belt Badlands - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Calgary's!: Stalwart Sons, The Sentimentals, Bible Belt Badlands

Saturday Nov. 13th 2010
$5
7 - 10 doors at 6:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Action Index and K.

Salwart Sons

Saturday Nov. 13th 2010 until Sun. November 13th
Salwart Sons from Calgary, Alberta

MUSIC SHOW! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

A Photo Show : Jordan Doerksen, Eli Hirtle and Kade Krokosinski

Saturday Nov. 6th 2010 until Sun. November 14th
Jordan, Kate, Eli Hirtle make new spaces for images to fit in their world. This photography show captures the world we live and the dream somewhere in-between.

Video By Exhibit V:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVl0IT5eW_g Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

LUNAR EFFECT: Logan Ford

Sunday Oct. 31st 2010 until Mon. November 1st
Oct. 31, 2010 - Nov. 1, 2010
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

SKATE SHOP

Sunday Oct. 24th 2010 until Wed. November 3rd
Gallery turn skateboard shop for a week, displaying unique, handpainted
Skateboards, hats and other skate stuff.
Halloween Costurme party Nov 30th with DJ Graham Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Our Daily Bread : Julie Gennai

Wednesday Oct. 20th 2010 until Wed. October 20th
Derived from dreams of a Ukrainian grandmother’s doily collection, Thanksgiving weekend, and the ill-effects of eating gluten products, Julie Gennai creates an ode to a staple food of North American Colonial Existentialism.
After all, you are what you eat. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Tyler Los Jones : In Passing - Aug 17th @ Ministry of Casual Living

Tyler Los Jones : In Passing

Thursday Oct. 14th 2010 until Sat. October 23rd
Painting by Tyler Los Jones
This is the first in a series of flags that I have been thinking about as another parallel to the In Passing series. The flag depicts the slogan of the province in which the drawings are being shown. I'm always thinking of the role that implication (or the lack their of)... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Elements of Sorcery : Jack Bride

Friday Oct. 1st 2010 until Sun. October 10th
Site specific installation by Calgary based artist
Opening Oct 8th 2010 http://www.jackbride.com Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Anna Bald Super Star Presents Candominium

Tuesday Sep. 21st 2010 until Fri. October 1st
Sculpture by Anna Bald
Opening September 24 at 6:00 p.m.

welcome to a mash up
m.c.escher meets trailer park
solo show meets going away shindig
ministry of casual living meets wound up capricorn

Video By ExhibitV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrtZOsSJgN8 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Things I Wanted to Tell You in 2008 : Ashley Neese

Sunday Sep. 12th 2010 until Sun. September 19th
Selection of posters in window display then installed in the community Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Vrinda Conroy: La Lucha

Wednesday Sep. 1st 2010 until Sun. September 12th
Colourful and Haunting Paintings by Local Artist and Textile Designer Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Grudge Match

Wednesday Aug. 25th 2010 until Wed. August 25th
Grudge Match
Wednesday August 25th
7 p.m.

Be absolved of old grudges – large and small.

Bosses, baristas, bragelina, BP,
Hipsters, douchebags. HST.
Partners, colleagues, all your relations,
Public Transit, BC Ferries,
Cultural appropriation.

No grudge will be ignored.

Captain P a... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Exhibition To Be Destroyed, Again: From The Helen Pitt Gallery Archive

Friday Aug. 6th 2010 until Thu. August 26th
Curated by Rita O'Grady
Facilitated by Keith Higgins

This show will on during the August 6th city wide "Off the Grid" art crawl organized by Open Space whiz kids Aubrey Burke and Anna Bald. For more info visit http://www.openspace.ca


This will be a reconstruction of an episode from 1983, when the ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Hood Woad : FASTWURMS

Thursday Jul. 22nd 2010 until Tue. August 3rd
Tarot and divinatory readings Saturday, July 24 all evening and Sunday July 25 from afternoon into the evening. Times are approximate, do drop by.

The Ministry welcomes FASTWURMS for a weekend of participatory performance. FASTWURMS is an ongoing cultural project (1979- ), the trademark and the j... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Phil Osbourne vs Evan Locke!

Friday Jul. 9th 2010 until Wed. July 21st
Phil Osbourne has started Monster Party Gallery at 1322 Broad St, Studio D. Look for the sandwich board and head upstairs! Open most days 1-7pm
http://rabidshave.webs.com

Evan Locke will "...try and make a floating painting. It is a bit of a combination of an attempt to paint a cloud as well as ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Mystery Exhibition

Saturday Jun. 26th 2010 until Sat. June 26th
Opening June 26 at 8pm

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With live music! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Performance Actions : John G Boehme and friends

Friday Jun. 25th 2010 until Fri. June 25th
On Friday, June 25 around 5:30pm, the Ministry will stage a variety of performance actions that will continue for 2-3 hours.

The Ministry will become the first location of a performance/action event series that will occur once a month with an unknown number of participants where the site becomes ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

YES, YES We Can : Aubrey Burke

Thursday Jun. 17th 2010 until Thu. June 24th
Opening Thrusday, June 17
9:00pm to 11:00pm
Go to Xchanges for the opening of Scope first and then mosey down to the Ministry
Aubrey Burke works in house over a week on a project whose possible realization will charm likely all who witness it.

On Wenesday June 23 sometime after five pm, Aubrey... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

$20 Art Sale

Friday Jun. 11th 2010 until Fri. June 11th
The Ministry's block busting $20 Art Sale will once again take place Friday, June 11 starting at 8pm.

All works are $20. Confirmed artists include: Peter Sandmark, Hailey Finnigan, Ami Muranetz, Leslie Wiegand, FASTWURMS, Michael Comeau, Marlaina Buch, Ross Macaulay, Adam Ungstad and Jessica Rowl... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Jason Hanscom

Friday Jun. 4th 2010 until Fri. June 11th
It's great when artists display artist-like characteristics like spontaneity, responsiveness and ease with the unknown. Jason was given two days notice to organize a show went ahead, did just that. Even supplied this image. I like it when people say "ok!" instead of "I'm not ready!" Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Digital Time Capsule from a Really Weird Kid - Aug 17th @

Digital Time Capsule from a Really Weird Kid

Friday May. 28th 2010 until Thu. June 3rd
Erin Frayne has made digital drawings using obsolete computer "paint" programs since email was novelty. A recently recovered archive of bizarre observations from her 7 year old self has been converted from hard disks and printed, offering pixelated chunks of the random and often puzzling concerns of... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Leslie Wiegand : Family Reunion - Aug 17th @

Leslie Wiegand : Family Reunion

Friday May. 21st 2010 until Thu. May 27th
I’m Leslie Wiegand. Half of me was raised on a hobby-farm near Qualicum Beach, BC. That half runs naked through the alder and steals eggs from your chicken coop. The other half earned a BFA from the University of Victoria in 2003 with an honours in Visual Arts. It struggles with student loans and ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
BELTAIN 2010 PAGAN PARTY and ART SALE! - Aug 17th @

BELTAIN 2010 PAGAN PARTY and ART SALE!

Saturday May. 15th 2010 until Sat. May 15th
Like many pagan festivities, no one is really sure who made up Beltain, (the Celts? the Teutons?) what you're supposed to do (dance around a pole? light massive fires?) or when you're supposed to celebrate (May 1st? 15th? when the local hawthorn trees bloom?)


As cultureless moderns, we've decid... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
MICHAEL COMEAU poster show and sale - Aug 17th @

MICHAEL COMEAU poster show and sale

Friday May. 14th 2010 until Thu. May 20th
Michael Comeau has printed himself into a carpal tunnel. Inside that fantastic tunnel, you'll find a massive archive of posters from the Toronto music, comic, queer and film scenes - thousands of kung fu masters, pornicorns, gangsters, divas, space invaders and hot babes! This is the output of legen... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
NO FIXED ADDRESS - Aug 17th @

NO FIXED ADDRESS

Friday May. 7th 2010 until Fri. May 14th
Monday to Thursday May 10-13: Office Hours 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served each day at 4:00 pm.
Office Party and Book Launch by Perro Verlag Thursday, May 13 from 1:00 - 7:00 or 8:00 pm


THE INSTITUTE FOR THE SCIENCE OF IDENTITY is comprised of a nomadic band of inquirers working to... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Snake Mountain Logistics Group - Aug 17th @

Snake Mountain Logistics Group

Friday Apr. 30th 2010 until Thu. May 6th
Snake Mountain Logistics Group are a crack team of computer scientists, musicians and makers who through collective genius will turn the Ministry window into an interactive touch screen. You touch the window, crazy things happen. As simulated as bacon bits, SMLG's piece brings the fourth dimension a... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Sam Kinsley : Drawings - Aug 17th @

Sam Kinsley : Drawings

Friday Apr. 23rd 2010 until Thu. April 29th
Sam Kinsley is visiting Victoria and showing en route!

a counting
a visual representations of my accounts
counting out
account numbers
numbers of accounts
numbers in accounts

Some drawings reflecting my current financial identity. The sum of the arbitrary numbers given to attach me to my ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Cameron Kidd : Don't Try This at Home - Stick and Poke Organizational - Aug 17th @

Cameron Kidd : Don't Try This at Home - Stick and Poke Organizational

Friday Apr. 16th 2010 until Thu. April 22nd
Tattoo's by Cameron Kidd
Poster Design by John Ohrn
Stick and Poke Tattoo Parlour
Events and frolic all week, check:
http://stickandpoketattoo.blogspot.com/

Autoclaves are for paranoids! Cam tattoos the old fashioned way - with a beer at his side, bleach at his feet and even pressure in his h... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Lesson Plan - John Luna - Aug 17th @

Lesson Plan - John Luna

Friday Apr. 2nd 2010 until Thu. April 15th
At an undisclosed time I will present a lecture on the subject of the artist’s studio in the window space of the Ministry of Casual Living. As a record of the lecture, I will leave a chalkboard diagram and some demonstration paintings made during the course of the lecture. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Too Much of A Good Thing - Rachel Evans and kids!

Monday Mar. 22nd 2010 until Fri. April 2nd
"Too Much of A Good Thing" - A BC SPCA Kid's Club Art Exhibition

Rachel Evans says:

Hey, the BC SPCA Kids Club kids want you to spay or neuter your cat. Why? Because just one unspayed cat can result in 864 kittens in just 2 years! If her kittens have kittens - well you can imagine how many cat... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Dump Him/Dump Her - Aug 17th @

Dump Him/Dump Her

Friday Mar. 12th 2010 until Mon. March 22nd
An encouraging banner by Marlaina Buch
Everyone needs to dump someone in their lives - your lousy boy/girlfriend, your needy neighbour, 75% of your Facebook contacts, your boss, your concerned landlord, your Aquafit instructor. Allow this banner to inspire you to pull these people out of your life ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Oral Buffet | Fundraiser

Thursday Mar. 11th 2010 until Thu. March 11th
Oral Buffet - an eclectic night of storytelling and music
Hermann's Jazz Club - 753 View Street
Thursday March 11, 7 – 10pm

Tickets $10 advance or at the door

Joint production of the Ministry of Casual Living and the Slide Room Gallery

On Thursday, March 11th, Hermann's Jazz Club will b... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Brian MacDonald : Video Art Therapy #1: Journey to a Distant Planet - Aug 17th @

Brian MacDonald : Video Art Therapy #1: Journey to a Distant Planet

Saturday Mar. 6th 2010 until Wed. March 10th
multimedia work by Brian MacDonald

We will be having an opening for this work on Saturday, March 6 at 9pm. The exhibition will be up from March 6 to March 10.




Video Art Therapy #1: Journey to a Distant Planet is a self-help video for those wishing to escape the stress of menial employmen... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

June Higgins

Friday Feb. 26th 2010 until Tue. May 4th
An installation of objects exploring themes of nostalgia and hand-made versus mass produced. The objects are created from left-over craft and home project materials saved from destruction by combining them into hand-made, hand-sized preserves. The intimate sizes and tactile materials make the viewer... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

VanHalentine's Day Dance

Friday Feb. 12th 2010 until Fri. February 12th
Dance Dance Dance with Diamond Dave! Bring someone to objectify! Spandex mandatory! Hot licks! Noise! Party til the cops come then try to sneak into the Fifty Fifty! Get kicked out and eat pie at Paul's! Parade around in jumpsuits and high kick all the couples eating bruschetta! YEAR OF THE TIGER! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Photography by Mike McLean

Friday Feb. 12th 2010 until Thu. February 25th
A new photographic transparency produced from an image made during McLean's six week "residency" at the Royal British Columbia Museum in October, 2004. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Small Works : Liam Hanna-Lloyd - Aug 17th @

Small Works : Liam Hanna-Lloyd

Tuesday Jan. 26th 2010 until Wed. February 10th
Liam Hanna-Lloyd presents his new scavengings. He is a self-taught artist, who finds lessons in old movie posters, house sparrows, memories and the subconscience.

Closing reception on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 8pm. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Lee McClure might have an art show - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Lee McClure might have an art show

Saturday Jan. 23rd 2010 until Mon. January 25th
Lee McClure brought in three drawings for the walls of the Ministry. He brought them a week late. We still managed to have a lovely opening. We rented Air Guitar Nation as a back up plan. Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Saturday Jan. 23rd 2010 until Mon. January 25th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday Jan. 8th 2010 until Fri. January 15th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jeff Werner : Stacked the Living Room Along One Wall - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Jeff Werner : Stacked the Living Room Along One Wall

Friday Jan. 8th 2010 until Fri. January 15th
Designer Jeff Werner leaves us with a photo from his time in Amsterdam.After his roommates left for a weekend getaway, Jeff wrestled the entire contents of the house into a wall of consumer durables, took his picture among the material heap, rearranged everything exactly as it had been.

Werner li... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Coming Up

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Sunday Aug. 25th
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
10am - 2pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Saturday Aug. 24th
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
10am - 2pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Saturday Aug. 24th
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
6pm - 9pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Thursday Aug. 22nd
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
5pm - 9pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Wednesday Aug. 21st
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
5pm - 9pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Sunday Aug. 18th
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
10am - 2pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Aug 17th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Saturday Aug. 17th
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living