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2018

Imperfect Parallels: Matthis Grunsky - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Imperfect Parallels: Matthis Grunsky

Friday Nov. 23rd until Sun. November 25th
Imperfect Parallels
Matthis Grunsky

Opening - Friday, November 23, 2018, 7-10pm
Viewing - Sat, Nov 24 and Sun, Nov 25, 12-5pm
Ministry of Casual Living, Devonshire Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt Industrial Park

Featuring new work by Matthis Grunsky, Imperfect Parallels explo... Read More
Free
Fri 7-10pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Laughing on the Inside: Leah McInnis - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Laughing on the Inside: Leah McInnis

Friday Nov. 9th until Sun. November 11th
Leah McInnis
Laughing on the Inside
November 9-11, 2018 (as part of Makeshift Festival)
Ministry of Casual Living Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt Industrial Park
Opening - Friday, November 9, 7-11pm
Viewing - Saturday, November 10, 12-5pm, Sunday, November 11, 12-5pm

Laughing ... Read More
Free
Sat/Sun, 12-5pm gallery viewing hours
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Busy Town: Megan Krauss - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Busy Town: Megan Krauss

Tuesday Nov. 6th until Tue. November 27th
Meghan Krauss

Busy Town 2018
Panoramic inkjet print on vinyl
3' X 7'

In 2015, I moved to Victoria, BC, from Banff National Park. While living in Banff, an area that attracts over 3 million visitors per year, my interest in tourism was sparked by these incredible numbers. I find the millions... Read More
Free
NO MOON TONIGHT - Sylvie Ringer & Jenni Schine: Sylvie Ringer, Jennie Shine - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

NO MOON TONIGHT - Sylvie Ringer & Jenni Schine: Sylvie Ringer, Jennie Shine

Friday Oct. 26th
NO MOON TONIGHT

Opening reception
Friday, October 26, 2018
Ministry of Casual Living, Devonshire Studio Gallery
7 pm - 10 pm

Sylvie Ringer ( works on paper, publications )
& Jenni Schine ( Sound )

Sylvie Ringer, the current artist in residence of the Bonnie McComb Kreye Studio Residenc... Read More
Free
7pm - 10pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Island the Uplifts and Swallows: Sylvie Ringer - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Island the Uplifts and Swallows: Sylvie Ringer

Tuesday Oct. 23rd until Tue. November 6th
Digital print of original work (charcoal on paper, 60x80cm) on wood panel 2018
Sylvie Ringer is an artist based in Hamburg and currently living in Vancouver. She received a Diplom (MA) in Communication Design and Fine Arts from Armgartstrasse Hamburg, Germany and with an art practice based in drawi... Read More
Free
Sculpt the Motion - Antimatter [media art]: Devis Venturelli - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Sculpt the Motion - Antimatter [media art]: Devis Venturelli

Thursday Oct. 11th until Sun. October 21st
Sculpt the Motion

Devis Venturelli
single channel video installation | 6:08 | Italy | 2017

Sculpt the Motion shows continuous transformations of metallic bodies through different urban plans. Contemporary architecture is a scenario for performance, an experience as a sculptural promenade in c... Read More
Free
Saa Xti Guidxiilayu : Dance of the Land: Abraham León Pérez, Kay Gallivan - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Saa Xti Guidxiilayu : Dance of the Land: Abraham León Pérez, Kay Gallivan

Friday Sep. 28th until Sun. September 30th
September 28th-30th
Opening reception September 28th at 7 pm
Viewing, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, 12-5pm
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In September 2017, Mexico was hit by two earthquakes. The first one on September 7 hit the Isthmus of Tehauntep, a Zapotec region in Southern Oaxaca, knocking down approximately 16,000... Read More
Free
Friday, 7-11pm Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm MoCL Devonshire Studio gallery, 858 Devonshire Road.
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
New Beginning: Luke Garrison - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

New Beginning: Luke Garrison

Saturday Sep. 8th until Sat. September 29th
What can be said of this --a war of attrition-- in every sense in this amphitheatre of cloak and dagger?
It would seem we are doomed to experience a miserable downward trajectory...But if this were not so?"
"This work is eschatological in scope. In absolute terms, it embraces that cosmic events ar... Read More
FILM + SOUND Series No. 3 : Capital City Archives - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

FILM + SOUND Series No. 3 : Capital City Archives

Friday Aug. 24th
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES No. 3: Capital City Archives
@ MoCL Studios 858 Devonshire Road 9pm

The third in a series of monthly open air film + music nights, FILM + SOUND No. 3 takes place in conjunction with the INTEGRATE ARTS FESTIVAL http://integratearts.ca/.... Read More
By Donation
9 doors at 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Cryptosmear: Shawn Shepherd - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Cryptosmear: Shawn Shepherd

Saturday Aug. 4th until Sat. August 18th
For several years the developing cryptocurrency market has managed to operate as an unregulated and often hyped frontier, much like the art market. As the "crypto" world expands so does the language associated with it. Old school financial corporations and governments seeing the cryptocurrency realm... Read More
Free
24-7
FILM + SOUND Series No. 2 : West German Cinema - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

FILM + SOUND Series No. 2 : West German Cinema

Friday Jul. 27th
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES No. 2: New German Cinema
@ MoCL Studios 858 Devonshire Road

Join us for a screening of RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER'S feature film, FOX AND HIS FRIENDS (1975), along with a selection of early short films by WIM WENDERS. W/ live synth-drive... Read More
By Donation
9 doors at 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Gord Downie's Pen

Saturday Jul. 14th until Sat. August 4th
a pen that was Gord Downie's Read More
FILM + SOUND Series No. 1 : Experimental Shorts - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

FILM + SOUND Series No. 1 : Experimental Shorts

Friday Jun. 29th
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES, Summer Program 2018

Friday June 29, 9PM
No. 1 : Experimental Shorts

"The task of cinema or any other art form is not to translate hidden messages of the unconscious soul into art but to experiment with the effects contemporary tec... Read More
By Donation
9 doors at 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Kelly Green Kollective, Super Symmetry

Saturday Jun. 16th until Sat. July 14th
Super Symmetry is a new mixed media work on paper by the Kelly Green Kollective exploring the figurative the abstract and the abject in the daily ritual of our painting praxis.
The Kelly Green Kollective are a collaborative painting/drawing duo comprised of Roy Green and Pj Kelly. In the past year,... Read More

Untitled Show

Tuesday Jun. 12th

Connor Charlesworth & Leah Hodge, Soft Step

Saturday May. 26th until Sat. June 16th
soft step

Connor Charlesworth
Leah Hodge

Biography:

Connor Charlesworth is visual artist currently based in Victoria, BC, and originally from Kelowna, BC. Connor received his MFA from the University of Victoria (2018) and his BFA from the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, BC (20... Read More

Taryn Walker, The Things That Keep Me Up At Night

Sunday May. 6th until Sun. May 20th
Taryn Walker’s drawing series “The Things That Keep Me Up At Night” is an exploration of daily anxieties, annoyances, and unexpected surprises. The installation features 100 tiny drawings that act as small sentences which work together to imply a larger narrative. Despite evoking narrative qua... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Subject To Change: Marina DiMaio, Evelyn Sorochan-Ruland , Xristia Trutiak - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Subject To Change: Marina DiMaio, Evelyn Sorochan-Ruland , Xristia Trutiak

Saturday Apr. 28th
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Opening reception April 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
858 Devonshire Road, in the Eaquimalt Industrial Park
Marina DiMaio
Evelyn Sorochan-Ruland
Xristia Trutiak
at The Ministry of Casual Living from April 28 - May 5, 2018

The Ministry of Casual Living’s newest location in the Esqui... Read More
Free
7pm - 9pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Nicholas Vandergugten, No Repeat Workday

Sunday Apr. 15th until Sun. May 6th
No Repeat Workday:

Narrated by the artists impulsive scanning of the FM Radio, "No Repeat Workday" is a video work that is part performance, part documentary, featuring 15 minutes and 49 seconds of intimate footage from a bad mental health day at work. "Narcissus Mirror" is a mirror built up wit... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Kid Friendly Daytime Dance Party

Sunday Apr. 8th
Come on down and dance with the FLEX Deejay crew at the Ministry of Casual Living in Esquimalt!!

3 dollar carrot juices to help raise money for the space.

$5 suggested donation, but no one turned away Read More
10am - 2pm doors at 10am
@  858 Devonshire MOCL headquarters

Six Legs in a Hammock, Leah McInnis and David Michael Peters

Saturday Mar. 31st until Sun. April 15th
The notion that the desirable activities are those that bring a profit has made everything topsy-turvy.


Leisure is essential to civilization, and in former times leisure for the few was only rendered possible by the labours of the many. But their labours were valuable, not because work is g... Read More
@  ministry of casual living window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
50% Illuminated: A Night of Drawing and Visual Projections - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

50% Illuminated: A Night of Drawing and Visual Projections

Friday Mar. 23rd
The full moon is so overrated! Tonight we celebrate the humble 1st quarter, when the moon is HALF ILLUMINATED by the sun and both celestial bodies pull each other in different directions ...... Visitors can explore this theme through drawing, using various objects, video projections and sweet tunes ... Read More
Free
7:30pm - 11:30pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

50% Illuminated: A Night of Drawing and Visual Projections

Friday Mar. 23rd
The full moon is so overrated! Tonight we celebrate the humble 1st quarter, when the moon is HALF ILLUMINATED by the sun and both celestial bodies pull each other in different directions ...... Visitors can explore this theme through drawing, using various objects, video projections and sweet tunes ... Read More
7pm - 11:30pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living Devonshire Studios, 858 Devonshire Rd
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

You Are Here, Jeremy Herndl

Saturday Mar. 10th until Sat. March 31st
Old Road (Joe Henry Highway). Oil on canvas, 60” x 72”. 2017

I made this painting during a residency at Tombstone Territorial Park in the Yukon last August. It was made outdoors or “plein air” and I worked it for ten days from morning until night, which came late being that far north. ... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Libby Oliver 'The Commons'

Saturday Feb. 17th until Sat. March 10th
Libby Oliver's photography series "The Commons" addresses our relationship to our urban environments. The project has involved over 120 people across British Columbia laying face down on different sidewalk surfaces. The figures' identities are indistinguishable and their forms become passive and uns... Read More
@  ministry of casual living window gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Rose Lange Bloodless

Friday Feb. 2nd until Fri. February 16th
Rose Lange's Paining exhibition is an exploration of the inevitability of blood and guts made apparent by the disruption of influential renaissance paintings. Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Leah Craig The Power of the Feminine

Tuesday Jan. 16th until Fri. February 2nd
"The Power of the Feminine" was created by drawing energy and strength from within, being in touch with spirituality, and being inspired by the natural world and its inhabitants. By tapping into the minds eye, I have created these images of extreme color, to brighten even the darkest of days. The p... Read More
@  ministry of casual living window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

"The Power of the Feminine: Leah Craig

Tuesday Jan. 16th until Fri. February 2nd
"The Ministry of Casual Living" presents the works of Leah Marie Craig Her extreme use of colour will bring light, even to the darkest of days. It will bring power and strengh to the feminine, conjuring feelings of love and self empowerment. Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living art display case Odeon Alley

Coming Up

Imperfect Parallels: Matthis Grunsky - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Imperfect Parallels: Matthis Grunsky

Friday Nov. 23rd until Sun. November 25th
Imperfect Parallels
Matthis Grunsky

Opening - Friday, November 23, 2018, 7-10pm
Viewing - Sat, Nov 24 and Sun, Nov 25, 12-5pm
Ministry of Casual Living, Devonshire Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt Industrial Park

Featuring new work by Matthis Grunsky, Imperfect Parallels explo... Read More
Free
Fri 7-10pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living