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2014

Julie Gennai: SPUME - May 23rd @ the PedalBox Gallery

Julie Gennai: SPUME

Monday Dec. 22nd 2014 until Sat. January 31st
SPUME inflates
with air
moving
down your street
in the sun you've always known

plastic plastic plastic
that's what they all said
when it zoomed by
and covered their rocks

smitten by creativity
awoken by air
danced with wind without a care



SPUME is a mobile art installation crea... Read More
@  the PedalBox Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

In The Shadow of Our Own Dust: Valerie Salez

Thursday Dec. 18th 2014 until Thu. January 1st
1060 North Park St. Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living - Street Front
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Chad Tamis : Nightly Visions - May 23rd @ 1060 North Park St.

Chad Tamis : Nightly Visions

Thursday Nov. 27th 2014 until Thu. December 11th
Diver and photographer Chad Tamis has captured captivating stills of the flora and fauna around Vancouver Island. Read More
@  1060 North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Greeting the Circle

Wednesday Nov. 26th 2014
A night of connecting and creating space for trans & woman identified folks to come out and share in a safe and respectful environment. This space is yours to get as little or as much as you want out of it. Activities may include tarot cards and knot tieing. Also, just voicing our intentions for the... Read More
7 - 10
@  1060 North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Brendan Holm: The Moving Picture Show - May 23rd @ PedalBox Mobile Gallery

Brendan Holm: The Moving Picture Show

Sunday Nov. 16th 2014 until Sun. November 30th
an_interactive_person powered sound_tracking machine


*for your audio Visual viewing pleasure



Special thanks to the CRD for their generous support! Read More
@  PedalBox Mobile Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Raven Bleskie : Bloom - May 23rd @ 1060 North Park St

Raven Bleskie : Bloom

Thursday Nov. 6th 2014 until Thu. November 20th
Bloom is an installation art show hosted at the Ministry of Casual Living's street front gallery. Bloom can easily be described as a new chapter, something beautiful to come, or the beginning of flourishing.

I will be painting a special collection of gals directly onto the walls of the gallery a... Read More
@  1060 North Park St
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Eira-Shay Barker-Hart : Creative Space : a PedalBox production

Wednesday Oct. 22nd 2014
Come One! Come all! To observe and create! There will be a blank 5ft by 10ft canvas which needs filling. It's purpose? -To answer the question "WHAT DOES CREATIVE/COLLABORATIVE SPACE LOOK LIKE?"

Come equipped with your favourite art supplies (although there will be some tools provided). Let's see... Read More
12pm - 630pm
@  Fernwood etc.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Anti-Matter Film Festival : The Secret Handshake

Wednesday Oct. 15th 2014 until Fri. October 31st
The Secret Handshake
Karin and Didi Fromherz
Installation Loop | 4:30 | Switzerland | 2014

In a classroom, “The Best Handshake Ever“ is being recorded with a smartphone camera. At the same time a catastrophe is escalating in the schoolyard.

Karin and Didi Fromherz are a Swiss artistic du... Read More
Dusk till 11pm Daily
@  1060 North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Sam Sharp: Transitron 2000 - May 23rd @ PedalBox Gallery

Sam Sharp: Transitron 2000

Friday Oct. 10th 2014 until Sat. November 15th
150 Spray Paint Cans
Each one with a story
brought together
forming a spacecraft
on the back of a bike cart
flying down the street
Down the Galloping Goose
Rubbernecks galore
taking off
into the future
retro spacecraft
Blue, Red, Black, Silver, Yellow



Special thanks to The CRD for... Read More
@  PedalBox Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Leya Tess : In & Out of Line - May 23rd @ 1060 North Park

Leya Tess : In & Out of Line

Thursday Oct. 9th 2014 until Fri. October 10th
In & Out of Line is a wee show of the personal work of Leya Tess.

Part doodle whimsy / part mark making meditation, these illustrative works explore the use of narrative in drawing. http://www.leyatess.com

Casual Attire is suggested. Read More
@  1060 North Park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Roy Green : Vortex of Amulets - May 23rd @ 819 Fort St.

Roy Green : Vortex of Amulets

Thursday Oct. 2nd 2014 until Wed. October 15th
new works on paper by Roy Green -acrylic, oil stick, oil pastel, ink, pencil and collage on paper from 4 x 6 inches to 3 x 4 feet...live electronik muzik by Apple Pipe at the opening reception.

Vortex of Amulets is an immersive drawing/painting installation of works on paper that explore animal i... Read More
gallery hours tuesday - saturday 12 - 5pm
@  819 Fort St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ozymandias - May 23rd @ Ministry of Casual Living - Satellite Gallery 1060 North Park

Ozymandias

Thursday Sep. 25th 2014
'Ozymandias' ~ Sculpture - Installation / Sound
Curated by Aubrey Burke
1 night only
Ministry of Casual Living - Satellite Gallery
1060 North Park (@ Cook Street). Read More
Free
7 - 9 doors at 7
@  Ministry of Casual Living - Satellite Gallery 1060 North Park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Zoe Cassidy : Dreamscapes - May 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Zoe Cassidy : Dreamscapes

Friday Sep. 19th 2014 until Tue. September 30th
Zoe Cassidy, b. Toronto 1989, grew up on both coasts of Canada. He creates works in a variety of mediums, and enjoys using found and scavenged materials. Cassidy seeks not to imitate, but to be in dialogue with nature; to explore his relationship as an indistinguishable part of it, and to reconnect ... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Bubzee : IN BETWEEN THE SHADOWS - May 23rd @ 819 Fort St.

Bubzee : IN BETWEEN THE SHADOWS

Monday Aug. 25th 2014 until Mon. September 15th
created over mountains in the wonderings of the woods
they ran threw, pasted and painted with ego's and animals
alike, holding the wild soul up to love and lite. Read More
@  819 Fort St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Gart Darley : I Should've Said Something - May 23rd @ 1060 North Park

Gart Darley : I Should've Said Something

Monday Aug. 18th 2014 until Mon. August 25th
New lil Zine being released // art show ! ! //// collection of drawings byy gartoo /// 36 pager /// come out and snag a copy /// sliding scale of 3-5 bone$ for a zine + partial funds going towards the Ministryofcasual Living /// zine launch accompanied by large wall drawing // murals ! !

\Last \... Read More
@  1060 North Park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Play on Words (POW) Fest - May 23rd @ 735 Broughton st. Central Branch Library Courtyard

Play on Words (POW) Fest

Saturday Aug. 16th 2014
The Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) is proud to host the 2nd Annual two day celebration of literary arts. As part of the Integrate Arts Festival, Play on Words (POW) will showcase independent and local creators of playful words and images. Live music with the Red Hot Swing Set, selected artis... Read More
12pm - 4pm
@  735 Broughton st. Central Branch Library Courtyard
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Alain Champagne : Mal and Zombi - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Alain Champagne : Mal and Zombi

Friday Aug. 15th 2014 until Fri. August 29th
Mal and Zombi is an adventure comic about a young girl in Louisianan nature. The comic, created in classic 4-panel strip style, is intended as a primer for a longer story in the tradition of albums by French/Franco-Belgian artists (e.g. Hergé, Moebius, Blutch, Christophe Blain). The exhibit also di... Read More
All Day> All Night> All The Time
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Play on Words (POW) Opening Night Zine & Comic Fair featuring Gord Hill

Thursday Aug. 14th 2014
Join comic book artist Gord Hill and other zinesters for an evening to celebrate local zines featuring: local and travelling zinesters, distros, as well as zine readings and an open mic for zinesters. No registration required. Sponsored by the Ministry of Casual Living, Cavity Curiousity Shop, Profa... Read More
6pm - 8:45pm
@  Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch Meeting Room
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Robert DiNinno : This Elected Darkness - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Robert DiNinno : This Elected Darkness

Friday Aug. 1st 2014 until Fri. August 15th
ALL DAY > ALL NIGHT > ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Chris Hernandez & Kensey Crane : Simple Souls - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Chris Hernandez & Kensey Crane : Simple Souls

Friday Jul. 18th 2014 until Fri. August 1st
Artist's Chris and Kensey currently live and work in Victoria, BC. Chris' practice is focused in collage and multi-media, while Kensey utilizes photography. Read More
ALL DAY < ALL NIGHT > ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Chris Boyne, black nance - May 23rd @ 819 Fort St.

Chris Boyne, black nance

Friday Jul. 18th 2014 until Tue. August 12th
black nance is a project based in history and story. For the project, I made a traditional pond boat with a hull shaped of wood, a heavy metal keel and functional rigging that allows the model to sail autonomously. Black Nance was the name of the first Tancook Schooner built by Amos Stevens of Tanco... Read More
@  819 Fort St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Recollections of the Artist: A Portrait of Collage - May 23rd @ 819 Fort St.

Recollections of the Artist: A Portrait of Collage

Friday Jul. 4th 2014 until Fri. July 18th
REFLECTIONS OF THE ARTIST: A PORTRAIT OF COLLAGE aims to collect and display a large selection of Victoria’s own unique COLLAGE artists into one congregated showing // connecting and assembling different forms of collage together // resulting in an art show that will resemble the same art work bei... Read More
@  819 Fort St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kristofer Ray : Aware - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Kristofer Ray : Aware

Friday Jul. 4th 2014 until Fri. July 18th
ALL DAY > ALL NIGHT > ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
FUNNNER bikes home; Part 1-- Pocket Full of Almonds;Fist Full of Mint - May 23rd @

FUNNNER bikes home; Part 1-- Pocket Full of Almonds;Fist Full of Mint

Monday Jun. 23rd 2014
FUNNNER is biking,dancing, poetrying, and singing to Winnipeg!! This will be an interactive poetry/dance/music performance to raise funds for the trip---------

grabbed an idea from an art school dumpster
mounted the quantum computer
to the handlebars of my bike
stole the federal budget for pr... Read More
5pm - 10pm doors at 5pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Erik Volet: Scene from The Yiddish Theatre and other paintings - May 23rd @ Ministry of Casual Living

Erik Volet: Scene from The Yiddish Theatre and other paintings

Sunday Jun. 1st 2014 until Sun. June 15th
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Eli Hirtle : Resist - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Eli Hirtle : Resist

Wednesday May. 28th 2014 until Wed. June 11th
ALL DAY > ALL NIGHT > ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Naomi Kennedy & Lindsay Delorande : Loqua - Chastity, Destiny, Coleen - May 23rd @ 819 Fort Street

Naomi Kennedy & Lindsay Delorande : Loqua - Chastity, Destiny, Coleen

Friday May. 16th 2014 until Fri. May 30th
Lindsay Delaronde (Mohawk Nation), Naomi Kennedy (Lesbian Nation)
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“There is no division between our lives, our work, are art. Each of us chooses the way she will challenge the limits: That is our art, too. Beauty is whatever we create. Whatever we crea... Read More
@  819 Fort Street
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jesse Campbell : Kracken - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Jesse Campbell : Kracken

Tuesday May. 13th 2014 until Tue. May 27th
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT> ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Shepherd : Crossover Suite - May 23rd @ 819 Fort Street Ministry of Casual Living

Shawn Shepherd : Crossover Suite

Thursday May. 1st 2014 until Wed. May 14th
Time soaked blue transom
bobbled in the sea to shore
a crossover suite

Twelve soaring gulls hang
flicker of pylon vinyl
a crossover suite

Framework on framework
rocky bayside to street
a crossover suite Read More
Opening May 1st 2014 7pm-9pm
@  819 Fort Street Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Christine White : Tea Party on a bike trailer - May 23rd @ PedalBox Gallery

Christine White : Tea Party on a bike trailer

Saturday Apr. 26th 2014
Tea Party on a Bike Trailer is an interactive ‘mis-en-scene’ tea party,and sits directly on the PedalBox Gallery. Viewers are invited to join the artist on the seats created to drink tea and talk about being civilized. The set is filled with lacy fabrics, and ruffled pillows. Participants choos... Read More
@  PedalBox Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

24 HOUR POETRYTHON in support of P.E.E.R.S.

Tuesday Apr. 22nd 2014
The Ministry of Casual Living is proud to present a poetry event like no other: the 24 HOUR POETRYTHON!

We thought it would be an interesting way to provide space for the whole community to poetically participate in an inclusive non-competitive manner.

We will have a donation box where you can... Read More
10am - 10am doors at 10am
@  Ministry of Casual Living 819 Fort st.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

24 HOUR POETRYTHON in support of P.E.E.R.S.

Tuesday Apr. 22nd 2014
The Ministry of Casual Living is proud to present a poetry event like no other: the 24 HOUR POETRYTHON!

We thought it would be an interesting way to provide space for the whole community to poetically participate in an inclusive non-competitive manner.

We will have a donation box where you can... Read More
10am doors at 10am
@  Ministry of Casual Living 819 Fort st.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Jessamyn Polson : Still Lives

Friday Apr. 18th 2014 until Fri. May 2nd
ALL DAY> ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
DIY Grant Writing With MoCL ~ Hosted By Aubrey Burke - May 23rd @ 819 Fort Ministry of Casual Living

DIY Grant Writing With MoCL ~ Hosted By Aubrey Burke

Monday Apr. 7th 2014 until Fri. April 11th
Do you have an idea? Project? Lets try and get it funded.
We have the gallery set up and staffed to help you get your idea off the ground. If your idea fits the shuck'n jive, we will supply the back end of the grant - a.k.a the galleries john henry and information.

Please check out these link... Read More
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and public grant readings 2pm-6pm
@  819 Fort Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Gart Darley : anatomy of a broken fibula

Friday Apr. 4th 2014 until Fri. April 18th
Gart Darley is a Victoria-born zinester, musician, game show host and multi-medium visual artist. Utilizing tools such as glue, canvas, felt pens, old magazines, 35mm film, paint, t-shirts, spaghetti, utility knives, guitars, his own body and the bodies of his friends, Gart broadcasts his message of... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Experimental Fundraiser ~ Ook Pik ~ KO Solo ~ Scrambler ~ Southwoods - May 23rd @ 819 Fort Street Ministry of Casual Living

Experimental Fundraiser ~ Ook Pik ~ KO Solo ~ Scrambler ~ Southwoods

Thursday Mar. 27th 2014
Experimental Music by:

Dan Godlovitch aka OokPikk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnziJqRJHKo
KO Solo
http://kateplayssax.com/
Mike Gamble aka Scrambler
http://mikegamble.tumblr.com/
Southwoods
https://soundcloud.com/johnnyzithers/southwoods-3/s-3KqXa

Tickets were $3. Proceeds went to ... Read More
8:00 - 11:00 doors at 7:00
@  819 Fort Street Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Tessa Helweg-Larsen : Interconnection: A Series of Black and White Hand Drawings

Friday Mar. 14th 2014 until Fri. April 4th
Tessa is from Mission, BC, and moved to Victoria when she was 9. She is a minimalist who believes in environmental and social sustainability. Therefore she practices permaculture, herbalism, appreciates the wild, and holds a community-oriented lifestyle.

She creates her detailed black and white ... Read More
ALL DAY/EVERY DAY
@  Odeon Alley 760 Yates
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Huey: Elastical - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley 760 Yates

Huey: Elastical

Friday Feb. 28th 2014 until Fri. March 14th
Walking
to under a tree
breathing
accused in the evening
by drunkenness
in an alley

constructed

by no fear
standing
in struggle
in lies
in calmness Read More
ALL DAY EVERYDAY
@  Odeon Alley 760 Yates
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Mark Idczak : The welfare cheque

Wednesday Feb. 5th 2014 until Fri. February 28th
Stories and poems written by Mark Idczak, Victoria's official conversationalist. Read More
ALL DAY EVERYDAY
@  Odeon Alley 716 Yates St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Brian Sharky : Purple Tree

Monday Feb. 3rd 2014 until Fri. February 28th
ALL DAY EVERY DAY
@  Decade clothing 1407 Government st.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
FUTUREPAST: David Gifford, Shawn Shepherd , Doug Jarvis, Isaac Flagg, Cameron Kidd, Peter Allen, Ryan Thompson, Lee McClure, Erik Volet, Serina Zapf, Emily Goodden , Stefan Thompson - May 23rd @ 819 Fort Street

FUTUREPAST: David Gifford, Shawn Shepherd , Doug Jarvis, Isaac Flagg, Cameron Kidd, Peter Allen, Ryan Thompson, Lee McClure, Erik Volet, Serina Zapf, Emily Goodden , Stefan Thompson

Friday Jan. 24th 2014 until Sat. January 25th
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRAND OPENING SALON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A homage to the 11 year 10 month PAST and unknown FUTURE of the artist-run centre the Ministry of Casual Living, opening of our new home on Unceded Coast Salish Territories (in downtown Victoria, BC)
Located at 819 Fort St.
Th... Read More
7pm - 10pm
@  819 Fort Street
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Stefan Thompson : Window Show - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Stefan Thompson : Window Show

Saturday Jan. 18th 2014 until Fri. January 31st
Window show in the Odeon Alley, new works by Stefan Thompson.

"I'm currently in Salmon Arm, at the bus station and I have 7 new paintings for the window located on Yates St.
Paintings are a reflection of life, and so can be made on a bus, though it may be bumpy. Mostly I use crayons for this k... Read More
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shoy : Depressed Man with Yellow Birds - May 23rd @ Odeon Alley

Shoy : Depressed Man with Yellow Birds

Thursday Jan. 9th 2014 until Sat. January 18th
Shoy is an emerging multidisciplinary artist that lives and works in Victoria, BC. Shoy's does puppeteering, collage, painting, performance. This is his first public showing of his work.

He works with Oil, Acrylic and Glue. His favourite colour to work with is titanium black. Also working with pl... Read More
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Joseph Reville: ProVanity - May 23rd @ Decade clothing window

Joseph Reville: ProVanity

Wednesday Jan. 1st 2014 until Fri. January 31st
We were sitting in a circle

Three of us

At 7am

On the stage in the square

Joseph had had a dream about an indigenous storyteller

We drank coffee

Then there was the couch
In the tent

During the ‘safety meeting’

We talked about hope

We talked about Kelowna

We talked... Read More
24 HOURS A DAY
@  Decade clothing window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Coming Up

An eye for an eye: Tamara Bond - May 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

An eye for an eye: Tamara Bond

Friday May. 31st until Sun. June 2nd
An eye for an eye
Tamara Bond

Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening reception: May 31, 2019, 7-10pm
Viewing: Sat, June 1, 1-5pm, Sun, June 2, 1-5pm

An exhibition of collages that created from an archive of artworks dating back to 1994. The works include watercolour characters and paper landscap... Read More
Free
Fri, May 31, 7-10pm, Sat, Jun 1, 1-5pm, Sun, Jun 2, 1-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
24/7: Nicholas Koby - May 23rd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

24/7: Nicholas Koby

Friday May. 31st until Fri. June 7th
“Teenage Nostalgia,” by Nicholas Koby, is an encapsulation of today’s teens; a generation that feels trapped by nasty stereotypes of being anti-social, stimulant and technology addicted, and incapable of holding a real conversation. A society that is segregated by generational differences, or ... Read More
Free
Petal’s Place: Cadence Planthara - May 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Petal’s Place: Cadence Planthara

Friday May. 24th until Sun. May 26th
Petal’s Place : Cadence Planthara


Petal’s place for objects and images

made and found in residence at the Bonnie McComb Kreye residency

on unceded Lekwungen land (“Victoria, BC”)

with clay, paint, pigment, paper, textile, peppercorn, pearl.

Petal’s place
Petal’s palac... Read More
Free
Sat, May 25, 12-5pm, Sun, May 26, 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living