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2016

Trash City by Alysha Farling

Wednesday Dec. 28th 2016
Alysha Farling collected debris in and around bodies of water that was used to create Trash City, a floating installation. It was installed at Willow's beach at sunrise on Wednesday December 28th, 2016. This event was not publicly announced, as the artist wished to keep this experience illusive, and... Read More
@  PaddleBox Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Trash City by Alysha Farling

Wednesday Dec. 28th 2016
Alysha Farling collected debris around bodies of water and used these bits to create Trash City, a floating installation. It was installed at Willow's beach at sunrise on Wednesday December 28th, 2016. This event was not publicly announced, as the artist wished to keep this experience illusive, and ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ministry Mixed Magic Arts - Jun 20th @ Logan's Pub

Ministry Mixed Magic Arts

Thursday Dec. 1st 2016
Ministry of Casual Living opens the doors of the secret society to present an assortment of puppetry, storytelling, magic, hip hop, with darlings from the noise scene. Gallery propaganda will be available. Read More
$7.00
7:30 doors at 7:00
at the door only.
Keihlah Lukenbull-Williams, Kay Gallivan, Bradley Yuxwelupton Dick:Hay'sxw'qa Si'em : Past/Present/Future - Jun 20th @ Moored at the Wharf st. Docks

Keihlah Lukenbull-Williams, Kay Gallivan, Bradley Yuxwelupton Dick:Hay'sxw'qa Si'em : Past/Present/Future

Tuesday Oct. 25th 2016 until Tue. February 28th
“Hay'sxw'qa Si'em : Past/Present/Future” is a floating map on the inner harbour, situating us in space as well as in time. Two streams of water represent the two traditional names of this area: Lewkungen and Songish (often spelled “Songhees”) territory. The name Lekwungen has existed since b... Read More
24 hours a day
@  Moored at the Wharf st. Docks
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL seeks applications for renting studios

Monday Sep. 26th 2016
The Ministry of Casual Living is in the process of leasing a building to develop into studio spaces.

We are asking all artists and organizations who are interested in studio space for now or the future, to please fill out the application form accessible at the link below and return via email to m... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL seeks applications for renting studios

Monday Sep. 26th 2016 until Sat. December 31st
The Ministry of Casual Living is in the process of leasing a building to develop into studio spaces.

We are asking all artists and organizations who are interested in studio space for now or the future, to please fill out the application form accessible at the link below and return via email to m... Read More
@  MoCL Studios
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Empty Grocery Store BBQ and Make-In - Jun 20th @ pin 	 819 Fort st, victoria BC, below the ministry studios in th

Empty Grocery Store BBQ and Make-In

Sunday Sep. 11th 2016
Come one Come all to The Minsistry of Casual Living's Special Empty Grocery Store BBQ Blowout! Featuring live painting and art making by some of our studio artists and community members. Artists TBA. Stay Tuned! come be a part of live art making, and hey!, while your at it, grab a hot dog! Read More
5pm - 12am doors at 5pm
@  pin 819 Fort st, victoria BC, below the ministry studios in th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Sierra Lundy at Integrate Arts Festival - Jun 20th @ PedalBox Gallery

Sierra Lundy at Integrate Arts Festival

Saturday Aug. 27th 2016 until Sun. August 28th
PedalBox Gallery featured a 2D painting by Sierra Lundy called Unicorn and Limb Landscape, oil on canvas. We celebrated this piece over the weekend of the Integrate Arts Festival. Roaming around town on the Saturday, and joining the bicycle art crawl on the Sunday. Read More
@  PedalBox Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ingrid Mary Percy : Untitled(GLO) - Jun 20th @ Ministry Window in Odeon Alley

Ingrid Mary Percy : Untitled(GLO)

Friday Aug. 26th 2016 until Fri. September 9th
Untitled (GLO) by Ingrid Mary Percy at MoCL Odeon Alley, Victoria, BC (700 block Yates Street). Day is for recharging, night is for emitting. A luminescent, icosihenagon (21-gon) string drawing that thinks it's a sculpture. Until September 9, 2016.

Bio:

Ingrid Mary Percy studied visual art at ... Read More
ALL DAY ALL NIGHT ALL THE TIME
@  Ministry Window in Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
SUPER HOT DOG FUN TIME!  wOw. - Jun 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living 2610 Rock Bay Ave

SUPER HOT DOG FUN TIME! wOw.

Thursday Aug. 11th 2016
ART ART ART FUN TIME PLAY!!! We are hosting a big time art display and musical fiesta featuring musicians and artists from as far as Germany and as close as your friends! Come on down and check out our sweet line-up. And yes there will be hot dogs! vegan options. Bring your own toppings mmm Yum
8:1... Read More
8pm - 12am doors at 8pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living 2610 Rock Bay Ave
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
NASARIMBA 2.0 : MIKHAIL M & RACHEL Z - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley Window

NASARIMBA 2.0 : MIKHAIL M & RACHEL Z

Thursday Aug. 4th 2016 until Thu. August 18th
NASARIMBA (meaning mischief)

A collaborative project.

NASARIMBA is a regeneration of the TMC (Tender Mountain Clan) group project that was active in Calgary from 2005-08. The TMC made collaborative artworks on pieces of cutout wooden shapes and nailed them to telephone poles in various communi... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Naomi Kennedy : What Rough Beast - Jun 20th @ Cedar Hill Rec centre, various locations around the city

Naomi Kennedy : What Rough Beast

Wednesday Aug. 3rd 2016 until Wed. August 17th
What Rough Beast.. is an Exploration of the Heart via Paint and Performance, with Naomi Kennedy
A stationary painting exhibit will be up at Cedar Hill rec.

Opening Reception/meet the artist:
Tuesday, AUGUST 9th, 7pm

Paintings and Performances will be couriered around the city via the Paddle... Read More
@  Cedar Hill Rec centre, various locations around the city
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Andrew Dick : Lexxtin - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley Window

Andrew Dick : Lexxtin

Saturday Jul. 16th 2016 until Thu. August 4th
\" Andrew Dick \" = \" Lexxtin \"

\" I enjoy visualizing myself as a tiny invisible dot in a vast universe\"

- Andrew Dick Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Roy Green: Bird Boat Trio Launch - Jun 20th @ Spiral Cafe/the ocean

Roy Green: Bird Boat Trio Launch

Friday Jul. 15th 2016
Roy Green and Paddlebox present the Bird Boat Trio!! Come hang in front of Spiral cafe for a bit then march in the bird boat procession of wierdness to the dock, where the Bird Boat Trio will be officailly launched again!!!!!

Made possible by the support of the City of Victoria and the CRD:) Read More
7pm
@  Spiral Cafe/the ocean
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kate Romain : Lettuce Play - Jun 20th @

Kate Romain : Lettuce Play

Friday Jul. 1st 2016 until Fri. July 15th
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Drawings by Dorone: Art and Eviction Slumber Party - Jun 20th @ ministry of casual living 1056A  north park

Drawings by Dorone: Art and Eviction Slumber Party

Monday Jun. 27th 2016 until Thu. June 30th
Dorone has been painting for six years and this is their first time showing their paintings and drawings. This work focuses on the free forms of nature that the pen and brush speak about in squiggles and swirls and chance. Dorone hopes this group of pictures will reveal more of their process and the... Read More
@  ministry of casual living 1056A north park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Interactive Astrodrama Workshop - Jun 20th @ the ministry of casual living 1056A North Park

Interactive Astrodrama Workshop

Sunday Jun. 26th 2016
Astrology, The Science of Light, is a detailed and complex system of knowledge. Humans learn best and most rapidly through storytelling. the purpose of danceoftheplanets interactive astrodrama workshops is to give the valuable tool of astrological language to individuals for their own use and interp... Read More
1pm - 7pm
@  the ministry of casual living 1056A North Park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
After - Jun 20th @ ministry of casual living 1056A  north park

After

Wednesday Jun. 22nd 2016 until Sun. June 26th
After brings together four artists working with projections, installations, drawings, food and photography. Unified through a residency in Japan in the summer of 2015, they share similar content and materials, and emphasize collaboration.

Collectively, the artists Shiowaki, Petays, Negishi and Ch... Read More
@  ministry of casual living 1056A north park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Curious Beast - Jun 20th @ ministry of casual living 1056A  north park

Curious Beast

Friday Jun. 17th 2016 until Tue. June 21st
A Raven Called Crow returns to Victoria to exhibit her drawings and perform live improvised surrealist song-poetry with found objects, toy instruments, and a loop pedal featuring special guest artists doing experimental performances that you would be crazy to miss.

*be prepared for Angora genita... Read More
@  ministry of casual living 1056A north park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jeremy Herndl : Sticks and Cloth - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley Window

Jeremy Herndl : Sticks and Cloth

Thursday Jun. 9th 2016 until Thu. June 30th
Exhibition Statement:

I am interested in spaces where human and non human elements coalesce and describe a social situation. The "Tent City" here in Victoria is nothing if not descriptive, and in this work I have attempted to paint the textures of cloth, sticks, soil, foliage and ephemera... The... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Compassion City: The art of tent city at the Ministry of Casual Living - Jun 20th @ 1056 North Park Ministry of Casual Living

Compassion City: The art of tent city at the Ministry of Casual Living

Wednesday Jun. 1st 2016 until Fri. June 10th
Compassion city is an assortment of art from folks who have lived or are currently residing in Tent City. It is a space for those living at tent city to showcase their art in the form of installation, painting, and drawings. Most art was made on site during the occupation of the land on the lawn of ... Read More
@  1056 North Park Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Angela McKinnon : Life's Dope - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley Window

Angela McKinnon : Life's Dope

Wednesday May. 25th 2016 until Wed. June 8th
Exhibition Statement:

Angela McKinnon's new series 'Life's Dope' celebrates the complexity of cannabis culture. Using collage, mantra-like typography, and zen doodles she hopes to inspire dialogue concerning addiction and personal growth. The background is made up of delicately put together page... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Cat Parker : Metamorphosis - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley Window

Cat Parker : Metamorphosis

Wednesday May. 11th 2016 until Wed. May 25th
Exhibition statement:

My most recent body of work focuses upon the concept of metamorphosis and self growth. Intrigued by the biological process by which an animal, or in this case humans not only physically change, but emotionally and intellectually. Often involving or following a conspicuous an... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
150 Bike Wheels Later - Jun 20th @ ministry of casual living 1056a north park

150 Bike Wheels Later

Sunday May. 1st 2016 until Thu. May 5th
Make the Bike Dome come to life over May 1st-5th at the Ministry of Casual Living. Contribute by decorating a rim that will be used in the final installation held at Other World this summer. We call upon the bicycle gravyards for all of your scrap, busted rims. Bring out your dead! Wheels! This cola... Read More
24 hrs
@  ministry of casual living 1056a north park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Isaac Holland : Movings Onwards - Jun 20th @

Isaac Holland : Movings Onwards

Monday Apr. 25th 2016 until Tue. May 10th
Description to come. Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
West Coast League Of Lady Wrestlers - Velvet Rut Rumble: Annie Goodfellow ft. Donald Trump  VS  Punkasso, Hagatha Crispy ft. Crotch Light  VS  Annacondo, Jean Spawnda ft. Clitoratti  VS  Steel Kegal, Macho Ham ft. Bacon Titties  VS  Quagga Mussel, HALF TIME show ft. BadBoy4U, Ursa Major  VS  Medoucha , Shyena ft. The Backwoods Breeder  VS  Black Widow, Pandora Death Box  VS  Inna D.Mon, Award Ceremony - Jun 20th @ Victoria Edelweiss Club

West Coast League Of Lady Wrestlers - Velvet Rut Rumble: Annie Goodfellow ft. Donald Trump VS Punkasso, Hagatha Crispy ft. Crotch Light VS Annacondo, Jean Spawnda ft. Clitoratti VS Steel Kegal, Macho Ham ft. Bacon Titties VS Quagga Mussel, HALF TIME show ft. BadBoy4U, Ursa Major VS Medoucha , Shyena ft. The Backwoods Breeder VS Black Widow, Pandora Death Box VS Inna D.Mon, Award Ceremony

Saturday Apr. 23rd 2016
The West Coast League Of Lady Wrestlers proudly present:

♥THE VELVET RUT RUMBLE♥⚡⚡

Featuring wrestlers from the League Of Lady Wrestlers Toronto, the Dawson City League Of Lady Wrestlers and some fresh local talent, the VELVET RUT RUMBLE will showcase elaborate entrances, fierce fights... Read More
$15.00
8:00 pm - 12:00 am doors at 7:00 pm
Ticket Info
Sergio Rojas Chaves : At Home WIth Plants - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley Window

Sergio Rojas Chaves : At Home WIth Plants

Saturday Apr. 9th 2016 until Sat. April 23rd
“Whether he knows it or not, a man needs to be close to growing things” - Ross Parmenter, The Plant in My Window

Exhibition Statement :

My most recent body of work explores notions of distance, displacement, and belonging through a focus on houseplants. I would describe this project as a... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Fundraising through Ethereal Wanderings // Art for the Resistance - Jun 20th @ ministry of casual living 1056a north park

Fundraising through Ethereal Wanderings // Art for the Resistance

Thursday Apr. 7th 2016 until Wed. April 20th
Adrian's art is inspired by her own experiences as a young woman trying to navigate this mad, mad world. Other forms of inspiration come from the many people that have forever impacted her life, from the beautiful and the ugly that she has observed in this life and from the things that lie beyond th... Read More
6:30-11pm
@  ministry of casual living 1056a north park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Alysha Farling : The City of Innard - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley WIndow

Alysha Farling : The City of Innard

Saturday Mar. 26th 2016 until Sat. April 9th
Exhibition Statement:

A miniature world inspired by the first world/home we inhabit, our bodies.

Artist's Bio:

I was born and raised in Victoria BC. I received my art diploma from Camosun College in 2008 and then went on to Concordia University where I received my BFA in 2013, where I majo... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley WIndow
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Various Filmakers : Bike- In Movie Night - Jun 20th @ Backyard of 30 Burnside Rd. West

Various Filmakers : Bike- In Movie Night

Saturday Mar. 26th 2016
Come join us for an evening of local short films depicting the art shows held on the PedalBox Gallery for the last two years.

Including:

'Transitron' by Sam Sharp

'Creative spaces' by Eira-Shay Barker-Hart

' The Moving picture Show' by Brendan Holm

As well as a special showing of the... Read More
9pm - 11pm
@  Backyard of 30 Burnside Rd. West
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Circles/Wings & Other Things - Jun 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living 1056A North Park

Circles/Wings & Other Things

Tuesday Mar. 22nd 2016 until Thu. March 31st
Self taught artist,
Smitten by symmetry,
Captivated by color,
Swooning for swans,
Come out and feast your eyes!
prints/ patches for sale! Read More
6-11 PM
@  Ministry of Casual Living 1056A North Park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Wonky Peach: First Show Ever! - Jun 20th @ ministry of casual living 1056a north park

Wonky Peach: First Show Ever!

Thursday Mar. 17th 2016
Junktime Puppets and VH1 present you with the original puppet band Wonky Peach. A look into the band from '93-'99. Where they started, how it ended, who hooked up, and who fell off the wagon.... Ever wonder where "I don't like men, but I like girls now" came from? Here the story, hear them liv... Read More
8:30 - 10 doors at 8:00
@  ministry of casual living 1056a north park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Wegadesk Gorup-Paul : Geometric Gifts - Jun 20th @

Wegadesk Gorup-Paul : Geometric Gifts

Saturday Mar. 12th 2016 until Sat. March 26th
Exhibition Statement : Understanding personalities of shapes and colours.

Artist's Bio : Wegadesk D. Gorup-Paul's inspiration for his art comes from the beautiful surroundings of his home city, Victoria.

Weg- "We owe great thanks to the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations for living in harm... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Planomaniac presenting A Strong Man - Jun 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living 1056A North Park

Planomaniac presenting A Strong Man

Saturday Mar. 5th 2016 until Mon. February 15th
A Strong Man featuring Musical Guests TBA
Electric veined vixens, submerged in the deep recesses of heavy personal confessions. Ive loved, made love to and fucked hard the infinate life and earth cycle and have been humbled. I hope to envoke with this show a feeling similar to blissful insignifican... Read More
7-11
@  Ministry of Casual Living 1056A North Park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Gothic Clown Poetry Night! featuring underground coffee bar - Jun 20th @ 1056A North Park St.

Gothic Clown Poetry Night! featuring underground coffee bar

Friday Feb. 26th 2016
Come all you shy clowns out there and get out your best material, your worst material, someone else's material, or something you wrote 10 years ago then rediscovered in a dusty cabinet. We are looking for people to step up and share a piece of their mind tonight on the coffeehouse mike.

Tonight o... Read More
7 - 11 doors at 6
@  1056A North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Clare Aimee : Piggyback - Jun 20th @

Clare Aimee : Piggyback

Friday Feb. 26th 2016 until Fri. March 11th
Exhibition Statement:

Thinking about transportation and without anyone in mind, I painted Piggyback. I was curious about how humans can use other humans as transportation, and how it in turn becomes the most intimate form. With the idea of trusting someone not to drop you, I tried to mimic the s... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Liam Lloyd : Fast faster fastest.

Sunday Feb. 21st 2016
Ride fast faster fastest , the race had started
rats ,bats and cats had entered ,
it had become the race of the century .
the contestants had been painted on and off the wall .
Strange beasts began to travel in space and time.



Thanks for the support of the city of Victoria strat... Read More
11am
@  PedalBox Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Eli Hirtle : Chapel of Extreme Experience - Dreamachine Show - Jun 20th @ 1056A North Park St.

Eli Hirtle : Chapel of Extreme Experience - Dreamachine Show

Friday Feb. 19th 2016 until Fri. March 4th
"The Dreamachine was conceived by artist, painter, writer and mystic Brion Gysin, along with his friend Iam Sommerville, in the early sixties. It is the first object in history designed to be viewed with closed eyes.

The Dreamachine simply consists of a cylinder with holes cut into its sides and ... Read More
@  1056A North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ciel Arbour-Boehme : Bag of dirt, clean sock, fresh fruit. - Jun 20th @

Ciel Arbour-Boehme : Bag of dirt, clean sock, fresh fruit.

Friday Feb. 12th 2016 until Fri. February 26th
Exhibition statement:

'Bag of dirt, clean sock, fresh fruit.’ is an installation meant to be nothing but the physical object that it is; it’s purpose is to be visually-appealing, and without meaning. Viewers are welcomed, but not encouraged, to instill metaphor. The piece explores colour, rhy... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Sergio Rojas Chaves : House Plants on Tour - Jun 20th @ PedalBox Gallery , starting at 1056A North Park

Sergio Rojas Chaves : House Plants on Tour

Saturday Jan. 23rd 2016
Recently I have been interested in the dialogue between Indoor and Outdoor species. This interest has led me to carry out a series of walks with my house plants around the city of
Victoria in an effort to understand how they exist in both spaces and also wanting to give them an experience they have... Read More
1pm
@  PedalBox Gallery , starting at 1056A North Park
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Megan Quigley : Of Inheritance and Intent - Jun 20th @ 1056A North Park St.

Megan Quigley : Of Inheritance and Intent

Friday Jan. 22nd 2016 until Fri. February 5th
The participatory installation will involve the creation of a camera obscura within the Ministry of Casual Living Northpark space. The camera obscura will effectively fill and “paint” the space with a reflected image of the surrounding neighborhood – North Park, on unceded Lekwungen homelands.... Read More
@  1056A North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Mary-Lynn Ogilvie : Glimpse - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley

Mary-Lynn Ogilvie : Glimpse

Friday Jan. 22nd 2016 until Fri. February 12th
In a recent study the viewers of a Damian Hirst painting were observed, and the time spent in front of the painting was recorded. The amount of time was very brief (see below). While the popularity of visiting galleries has increased over the years with many new high profile galleries being built an... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
SAGE : On Rail - Jun 20th @ Odeon Alley

SAGE : On Rail

Friday Jan. 1st 2016 until Fri. January 22nd
SAGE is a local emerging artist who has grown up in Victoria, BC. He enjoys drawing and painting, and is often inspired by the forests, concrete jungles, and unbeaten paths of the Northwest coast.

His current work in the Odeon Alley window was inspired by a freight train trip in the summer of 201... Read More
ALLDAY>ALLNIGHT>ALLTHETIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Coming Up

inside (we are all): BOXCARSIX - Jun 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

inside (we are all): BOXCARSIX

Friday Jul. 5th until Sun. July 14th
inside (we are all)
BOXCARSIX

MoCL Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, July 5, 7-10pm
Viewing: July 6-7, 12-4pm, July 13-14, 12-4pm,

The concept of inside is the catalyst for a new installation created by BOXCARSIX, a Victoria-based feminist contemporary artist collective... Read More
Free
Opening: Friday, July 5, 7-10pm Viewing: July 6-7, 12-4pm, July 13-14, 12-4pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living