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2011

December DOWN TOWN window schedule - Apr 18th @

December DOWN TOWN window schedule

Friday Dec. 2nd 2011
Thu. December 1st 2011 - Sat. December 31st 2011
@ Mocl Window Project (All Ages)
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Three locations for your viewing and mind blowing pleasures!

Dec 1 - 9
Decade Window
407 Government St. Eli Hirtl Thomas DiNinno Aoife Baldwin-Maher - Calgary Graham Page

Dec 9 - 16
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Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Dec. 1st 2011 until Sat. December 31st
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Dec. 1st 2011 until Fri. December 30th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

PANIC! People's Gallery 2011 ( !! ARTISTS WANTED !! ): Unlinked Musician, EARS, Serina Zapf, Unlinked Musician

Saturday Nov. 12th 2011
All Types of Art Are Welcome.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE !!!

Bring your artwork down for 11 am or any time through out the day.

Opening Ceremony starts @ 1PM!!

Bring down, whatever....paintings, sculptures, doodles on servettes, poo water colours, the kitchen sink...... ANYTHING!!!
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Free
1:00pm - 9:00pm doors at 11am
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: PANIC!

Untitled Show

Tuesday Nov. 1st 2011 until Wed. November 30th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

MINISTRY BURN OUT EXTRAVAGANZA

Tuesday Nov. 1st 2011 until Wed. November 30th
Thank You Every One - Artists and Community for sharing and celebrating almost a decade of art [ March 2002 - Nov 2011 ] at 1442 Haultain Street! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
OFF LABLE Halloween Film Screening - Apr 18th @

OFF LABLE Halloween Film Screening

Monday Oct. 31st 2011 until Mon. October 31st
OFF LABLE Halloween Film Screenings

The DIGITAL ART WEEKS program is concerned with the application of digital technology in the arts. The Digital Art Weeks program offers insight into innovations in art and technology and illustrates resulting synergies in a series of performances, installations... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jillan Valpy : Sky Magnitude - Apr 18th @

Jillan Valpy : Sky Magnitude

Sunday Oct. 23rd 2011 until Thu. October 27th
Closing Reception - Thursday October 27th - 7pm to 10pm

Jillan Valpys latest incarnation of “Sky Magnitude” plays with the idea of the endless depth one sees when they simply look up. These rubber painting/sculptures challenge the traditional forms, and incorporate kinetic movement of wind an... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Bruce Concle : Everytime I Look at the Moon I Think of Crop Circles - Apr 18th @

Bruce Concle : Everytime I Look at the Moon I Think of Crop Circles

Saturday Oct. 1st 2011
Artist Bruce Conkle from Portland, Oregon comes to Victoria BC.
His work on display at the Ministry is inspired by theories and mythologies revolving around crop circles.

Video By ExhibitV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6FKWCQWvqI

http://bruceconkle.com/ Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Beautiful Wild Animals - Apr 18th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Beautiful Wild Animals

Friday Sep. 9th 2011
Beautiful Wild Animals is a recent emergence out of the fruits of Nova Scotia. Starting as a solo side project from "Krasnogorsk" member Jacques Mindreau, it has expended to a journey to bring music full of emotion to the people! The Violin and Accordion (Carly Martin) and Vocal duo has been describ... Read More
6 bucks
7:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:00pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: ministryat the door only.
Two Hearts and Heidi Nagtegaal : Love Child - Apr 18th @

Two Hearts and Heidi Nagtegaal : Love Child

Saturday Jul. 30th 2011 until Fri. August 5th
LOVE CHILD sexed out of a dear friendship where artistic practice, and personal styles so fully inter-lap to the point where own little worlds in our personal homes, embody neighbouring theme parks of whimsy, intellect, curiosity and delight, and intend to lovingly combine our creativity and aesthet... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Pudy Tong - Brand New! - Apr 18th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Pudy Tong - Brand New!

Saturday Jul. 23rd 2011 until Fri. July 29th
Pudy Tong - Brand New!
Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - Friday, 29 July, 2011

"Brand New! is an installation that references the disposable letter banners that are strung up for various one-time celebratory occasions such as birthdays or grand openings. Come by the Ministry of Casual Living to see the... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Saturday Jul. 23rd 2011 until Fri. July 29th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Darren Larose : Void Presence - Apr 18th @

Darren Larose : Void Presence

Saturday Jul. 16th 2011 until Fri. July 22nd
Opening July 16 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Drinks and snacks will be available

Once again Darren Larose works his magic. No one knows exactly what is going on within his realm of oil paint wonder.

New Works - Of what you have never seen - nor ever will again - for sure. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
SCREW UPS : Mikhail Miller - Apr 18th @

SCREW UPS : Mikhail Miller

Saturday Jul. 9th 2011 until Fri. July 15th
x-Minister Mikhail Miller creates a wall of "screw up" art pieces designed to but dispersed around the city on telephone poles and other art accessible areas.

His form of street style is a merger of art school and power to the people

His closing party will be on July 15th from 6:30pm - 10pm wi... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Watcher, /wrists, Bestial Sanctuary, The Sentimentals, Praying for Greater Portland, Katie & the Lichen, Loose Tights, the bash brothers

Friday Jul. 8th 2011
5-10
5 - 10 doors at 5
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: Kay and Hunter
Emilio Portal : Qucha Mama - Apr 18th @

Emilio Portal : Qucha Mama

Saturday Jun. 25th 2011 until Fri. July 1st
Closing Party July 1st - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Emilio Portel creates a central window-hanging shrine at the Ministry Of Casual Living. This shrine to the Ocean Mother gives reverence to the sea that surrounds our island and makes Victoria so unique unto its own.

http://emilioportal.com/ Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Troi Donnelly : uht-er nonsense - Apr 18th @

Troi Donnelly : uht-er nonsense

Saturday Jun. 18th 2011 until Sat. June 25th
Opening Saturday, June 18th, 7 pm

uht-er nonsense is an on-going exploration using the nonsense sound/word, jee; one of a set of nonsensical, inarticulate utterances meant to convey a sense of bewilderment. Scale, gravity and paper, paper being a versatile material with associations of fragility... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Off The Grid Art Crawl 2011 - Apr 18th @

Off The Grid Art Crawl 2011

Friday Jun. 10th 2011 until Fri. June 10th
Its here again! Victoria’s 5th annual Off The Grid Art Crawl will be taking place from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on June 10th. This open house event brings together Victoria’s art galleries, artist-run centers, and community at large. Attendees have the opportunity to explore the city’s art exhibiti... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ilze Bebris : Warren - Apr 18th @

Ilze Bebris : Warren

Saturday Jun. 4th 2011 until Sat. June 11th
An installation by Ilze Bebris

“If the city is a text, how shall we read it? “
Joyce Carol Oates

The city, as Oates asserts, is a text that requires diverse strategies to interpret and to process this experience. Warren contemplates Carol Oates proposition through a dense array of structu... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Clothing Exchange - Apr 18th @

Clothing Exchange

Thursday Jun. 2nd 2011 until Thu. June 2nd
Clothing Swap At MOCL

Thursday June 2nd - 5pm - 8pm

Bring your rad tad clothing down for a trade! There will also be a table for goodies, snacks, tea, and fooods! So bring some of that too ! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Eden Veaudry : Witch Hazel - Apr 18th @

Eden Veaudry : Witch Hazel

Saturday May. 28th 2011 until Fri. June 3rd
"WITCH HAZEL = painting ----> video / the organization of emotions / time into light"

The video work WITCH HAZEL by Eden Veaudry will be created at The Ministry Of Casual Living from May 28th to June 3rd. Small card sized paintings will come to life with her organic abstract style. The final piec... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Debora Alanna : Outside In - Apr 18th @

Debora Alanna : Outside In

Saturday May. 21st 2011 until Fri. May 27th
Opening Sunday May 22nd - 7 pm to 9 pm

Debora Alanna will be creating an installation depicting the myth of art at the Ministry Of Casual living. Made with chicken wire, plaster and latex paint she brings to life the mysteries of space and the untouchable. Nooks and crannies will hint to the unto... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Rhonda Usipiuk : the RUSTarium project - Apr 18th @

Rhonda Usipiuk : the RUSTarium project

Saturday May. 14th 2011 until Fri. May 20th
Opening May 14th
6:30 Pm to 9:00 Pm

A photographic exploration of the growth of rust over time.

Rustariums are similar to a terrarium except they are filled with nonliving materials such as steel wool, wire, tools, and hardware that have been rusting over a period of time. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Marlaina Buch : Hunter Rapper - Apr 18th @

Marlaina Buch : Hunter Rapper

Saturday May. 7th 2011 until Fri. May 13th
Opening Performance 8:00 p.m. - May 7th

To Start off the Summer season at the Ministry Of Casual Living we have the original substance Rapper paying a visit. An x-Minister in residence "The Hunter Rapper" will be serving up mad meaty dishes of wild verse and rhyme. Come down to the Ministry’s c... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Funnnnnner Performance - Apr 18th @

Funnnnnner Performance

Friday May. 6th 2011 until Fri. May 6th
Funnnnnner performance at the Ministry of Casual Living featuring Jon Dowdall, Jody Franklin, Aaron Bates, and Aubrey Burke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOQtVbT23pw&feature=share&list=PL7FFA54EE3087E9C2 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shannon Scanlan : Divergent Space - Apr 18th @

Shannon Scanlan : Divergent Space

Sunday Mar. 20th 2011 until Fri. March 25th
Window installation that encourages people to pay attention to their daily navigation of the spaces around them. http://www.shannonscanlan.com

Opening Reception Friday March 25th 2011 8pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

A real live plinko board!: Hundy Thou, FUNNNER

Saturday Mar. 19th 2011
5.30pm - 9pm doors at 5 pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Christine Clark : Aluminum Circle - Apr 18th @

Christine Clark : Aluminum Circle

Friday Mar. 11th 2011 until Sat. March 19th
Christine has spent the last year converting beer cans into thousands of aluminum circles. In natural light, which moves and changes, the aluminum circles become discs of shimmering light, like skin, like pebbles, like water. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
BANG BANG chop chop - Tommy Lacroix Cuts off YOUR  &#%@!!!  (HAIR) - Apr 18th @

BANG BANG chop chop - Tommy Lacroix Cuts off YOUR &#%@!!! (HAIR)

Thursday Mar. 3rd 2011
BANG BANG chop chop
Tommy Lacroix Cuts off YOUR &#%@!!! (HAIR)

Tommy Lacroix bust's a move on your personal space tonight - he will be cutting hair from 7pm - 10pm at the Ministry Of Casual Living 1442 Haultains Street.

This is part of our Burn Out Exhibition - a series of 24 hour art shows... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Diana W :  I am Present / Objects from the Past - Apr 18th @

Diana W : I am Present / Objects from the Past

Tuesday Mar. 1st 2011 until Thu. March 10th
It begins with my hands. And collecting. Nothing is worth throwing out. I keep egg cartons and shoe boxes of notes, cards, hair, teeth, seeds, rocks, shells, string, plastic toys, photographs, skulls, dried flowers, dead bugs. glass and pieces of driftwood. Living in the wilderness teaches one to ke... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Art and Music: Jon Cohen Experience

Friday Feb. 25th 2011
7:30pm - 10pm doors at 7pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Seven Billion People : LeyaTess - Apr 18th @

Seven Billion People : LeyaTess

Sunday Feb. 20th 2011 until Mon. February 28th
Paintings and Drawing by Cortez Island based artist LeyaTess
Music performance by Jon Cohen Experimental and Audioboxer

Opening reception and music performance
Friday Feb 25th 2011 7pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

White Ribs, IILS;YLS, Medusa

Friday Feb. 18th 2011
5 bucks
6:30 - 10 doors at 6:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Ribbed Tunnel of Eternal Return : Bubzee & Tessa Mythos - Apr 18th @

Ribbed Tunnel of Eternal Return : Bubzee & Tessa Mythos

Saturday Feb. 5th 2011 until Thu. February 17th
Opening : Sat. Feb 5th 8-11pm
Closing Party : Thurs. Feb 17th with live Folk Band Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Moon Drawings : Kimberly Simpson - Apr 18th @

Moon Drawings : Kimberly Simpson

Thursday Jan. 27th 2011 until Thu. February 3rd
Come down to the Ministry for an evening of art and music as Vancouver based artist Kim Simpson shows some recent photo based drawings and touring musician Rob Moir provides acoustic splendor for our ears to enjoy. Donations welcome for the artists.

Video by ExhibitV:
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Baby Gun :  Luis Enrique Oliver - Apr 18th @

Baby Gun : Luis Enrique Oliver

Sunday Jan. 2nd 2011 until Wed. January 12th
Luis Enrique Oliver looks at the state of human consciousness through the depiction of infants holding weapons and sitting on piles of garbage. Representing our human downfall, he uses this perspective to call to question where we are heading and the means we are using to get there.

Video by Exhi... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Coming Up

Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin - Apr 18th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin

Friday Apr. 26th until Sun. April 28th
Anne-Marie Fortin
Moonlight 2019

Moonlight has been created during the Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency. This installation is structured around dialectic movements (opposition and analogies) inviting the viewer to reorganize the meaning of what is there for them to see.

The philosophical disc... Read More
Free
Friday 7-10pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore - Apr 18th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore

Friday Apr. 19th until Fri. May 10th
Kaitlyn Dunsmore is an interdisciplinary artist from Glasgow, Scotland. She received a Ba (Hons) in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and has since received an MFA from the University of Victoria. Her work is an exploration of paradoxical and binary relationships. By c... Read More
Free