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2019

A Selection from the Collection of Sticks as seen in Guess with Sticks: Carrie Walker - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

A Selection from the Collection of Sticks as seen in Guess with Sticks: Carrie Walker

Sunday Dec. 29th 2019 until Wed. January 22nd
For the past three years, I have been keeping all the sticks that my dog, Guess, a 15lb rat terrier, has either carried home from the park or has carried to our car if we’ve driven to a park. (Not all of the sticks to which she given her attention warrant this level of stick-to-itiveness.) I recor... Read More
Free
SOS Sounds of Solstice: pennyasketchdollcrew, گندم, Event, SOMA , The Puppets Forsaken, Malibu Kens - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

SOS Sounds of Solstice: pennyasketchdollcrew, گندم, Event, SOMA , The Puppets Forsaken, Malibu Kens

Saturday Dec. 21st 2019
SOS Sounds of Solstice

Ministry of Casual Living
Devonshire Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road

December 21, 2019,
8-10pm

pennyasketchdollcrew
گندم
Event
Soma
Puppets Forsaken
1/2 of Malibu Kens

Poster by Emma Holland & Jameel Mulani Read More
By Donation
8pm - 10pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Small Works Exhibition + Sale - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Small Works Exhibition + Sale

Friday Nov. 29th 2019 until Sun. December 1st
The Ministry of Casual Living Presents our First Annual SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION + SALE!

*Over 100 pieces of original art
*All art priced under 100$
*100% of sales go directly to artists

Celebrate the talent of incredible local artists and demonstrate our commitment to building community and b... Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
A Scene of Jouissance: Meichen Waxer - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

A Scene of Jouissance: Meichen Waxer

Thursday Nov. 21st 2019 until Sun. November 24th
A Scene of Jouissance
Meichen Waxer

Devonshire Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt
Opening reception: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7-9pm
Viewing: Fri, Nov 22, 1-5pm, Sat, Nov 23, 1-5pm, Sun, Nov 24, 1-5pm and by appointment

The garden is sublime, a vestige of ceremony, of outward... Read More
Free
Thursday 7-9pm, Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
A Scene of Jouissance: Meichen Waxer - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

A Scene of Jouissance: Meichen Waxer

Thursday Nov. 21st 2019 until Sun. November 24th
A Scene of Jouissance
Meichen Waxer

Devonshire Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt
Opening reception: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7-9pm
Viewing: Fri, Nov 22, 1-5pm, Sat, Nov 23, 1-5pm, Sun, Nov 24, 1-5pm and by appointment

The garden is sublime, a vestige of ceremony, of outward... Read More
Free
Thursday 7-9pm, Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Transcendence: Tracey Farrington - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Transcendence: Tracey Farrington

Sunday Nov. 17th 2019 until Sun. December 8th
TRANSCENDENCE.....The dictionary explains it is the existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level.
This piece is a multilayered image consisting of sandwiching and melding two images together. The subjects are my teenage son, my partner, along with the spirit of my Dad who passed aw... Read More
Free
Film + Sound No. 5 INTERRUPT - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Film + Sound No. 5 INTERRUPT

Friday Nov. 8th 2019
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES No. 5: INTERRUPT
@ MoCL Studios 858 Devonshire Road 8pm

Texturize, manipulate, get in front of, build up, become

The fifth in an ongoing series featuring avant garde and experimental film by celebrated international directors, surpr... Read More
By Donation
9 - 11 doors at 8
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
BRIDGE STUDIO CRAWL - MOCL STUDIOS - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

BRIDGE STUDIO CRAWL - MOCL STUDIOS

Friday Nov. 8th 2019 until Sat. November 9th
OPEN STUDIOS! The Ministry of Casual Living artists will be participating in the BRIDGE Studio Crawl.

Featuring work by:

Keith Baxter
Sabrina Blanchard
Kai Choufour
Audra Csak
Maddy Elia
Zola Kell
Naomi Kennedy
Leah McInnis
Chantal Solomon
Austin Clay Willis
Daniel Hutchinson
Kassa... Read More
Free
Friday Nov 8 4-8pm* Saturday Nov 9 12-5pm *followed by after party FILM + SOUND No. 5 8-11pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Untitled (work/play): Ingrid Mary Percy - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Untitled (work/play): Ingrid Mary Percy

Sunday Oct. 27th 2019 until Sun. November 17th
48" x 48"
Paint on canvas.
2019
Ingrid Mary Percy studied visual art at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC, Canada (BFA, Dip FA, Studio) and at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada (MFA, Painting).
Ingrid has taught visual art at numerous post-secondary instit... Read More
Free
There Were Four of Us: Cassie Shao - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

There Were Four of Us: Cassie Shao

Wednesday Oct. 16th 2019 until Sat. October 26th
In a room, there are four people. Shao explores and reflects contradictions in herself within the dream realm. Despite their abandonment in isolation and surreality her characters remain eternally unmoved by their peculiar situations. Shao blends digital and analogue materials to evoke otherworldly ... Read More
Free
Film + Sound No. 4 SILHOUETTE - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Film + Sound No. 4 SILHOUETTE

Friday Oct. 11th 2019
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES No. 4: SILHOUETTE
@ MoCL Studios 858 Devonshire Road 8pm

Shape, outline, the body, the binary, peeking into other people's windows at night, inventing our own truths, celebrating the shadows

Film + Sound is an ongoing series featuri... Read More
By Donation
9 - 11 doors at 8
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
It’s A Guy Thing: Clare Thomas - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

It’s A Guy Thing: Clare Thomas

Saturday Sep. 21st 2019 until Sat. October 12th
It’s a Guy Thing is a series of paintings and embroideries about domesticity and female identity. The series came out of Thomas’s lifelong love of pattern and an interest in the historical use of homilies and religious platitudes in women’s domestic embroidery. Both paintings and embroideries ... Read More
Free
SUBLUNARY: A night Of Extraordinary Art: Maddy Elia, Zola Kell, Aimée Lévesque, Sabrina Blanchard, Anne-Marie Fortin, Aimée van Drimmelen, Ashley Ohtsijah Hall - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

SUBLUNARY: A night Of Extraordinary Art: Maddy Elia, Zola Kell, Aimée Lévesque, Sabrina Blanchard, Anne-Marie Fortin, Aimée van Drimmelen, Ashley Ohtsijah Hall

Friday Aug. 30th 2019 until Sun. September 1st
SUBLUNARY: An exhibition featuring new experimental art by seven talented artists

Maddy Elia
Zola Kell
Aimée Lévesque
Sabrina Blanchard
Anne-Marie Fortin
Aimée van Drimmelen
Ashley Ohtsijah Hall

MoCL Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening Friday August 30th
Viewing: Sat, Aug 31th, Sun, S... Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Wolves: Mitchell Villa - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Wolves: Mitchell Villa

Friday Aug. 30th 2019 until Fri. September 20th
Mitchell Villa's process follows movement, while his brush stroke reflects his subjects in motion. Villa works in layers, applying, reapplying, and distorting. Sections of the canvas seem like spliced film frames, while others imply motion blur, collage, trace-lines, smudge, and saturation among the... Read More
Free
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

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

Saturday Aug. 17th 2019 until Sun. August 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
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
I/we\You Live Here: Chris Dufour - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

I/we\You Live Here: Chris Dufour

Saturday Aug. 10th 2019 until Fri. August 30th
I/we\You Live Here is an experimental media project exploring expressions of queerness through performance and photography. It asks questions such as: what does it mean to be a subject and queer within a photographic frame? How do relationships of performance and queerness challenge our notions of g... Read More
Free
Achille’s Bellybutton: Jasmine Wright, Kai Choufour - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Achille’s Bellybutton: Jasmine Wright, Kai Choufour

Friday Aug. 2nd 2019 until Sun. August 4th
Achille’s Bellybutton:
Jasmine Wright
Kai Choufour

MoCL Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, August 2, 7-10pm
Viewing: August 3-4, 12-5pm

The term “Achilles heel” refers to an entity's singular weakness.

This idea, melded with the fact that our bellybutton is our o... Read More
Free
Opening reception: Friday, August 2, 7-10pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
South of Cedar Keep: Skye Alexandra Skagfeld - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

South of Cedar Keep: Skye Alexandra Skagfeld

Friday Jul. 19th 2019 until Fri. August 9th
Following a stretch abroad lasting nearly a decade, Skye took up painting to connect with the island where she was born. Through painting she is increasing her visual literacy and aesthetic intuition by looking carefully at the world and presenting her interpreted absorption visually. To combat an o... Read More
Free
inside (we are all): BOXCARSIX - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

inside (we are all): BOXCARSIX

Friday Jul. 5th 2019 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
Nomadic Souveinier: Artemis Feldman - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Nomadic Souveinier: Artemis Feldman

Friday Jun. 28th 2019 until Fri. July 19th
Nomadic Souveinier:
This work is a photo series documenting a multitude of moments of art practices in varying locations and settings. In the process, I would move within a city or landscape looking for an object with a unique perceptual value that I could perceive through an artistic lense, or in... Read More
Free
Piece Of Soul Left: Martina Kocmanová - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Piece Of Soul Left: Martina Kocmanová

Friday Jun. 14th 2019 until Sun. June 16th
Piece Of Soul Left
Martina Kocmanová

MoCL Devonshire Studios Gallery, 858 Devonshire Road
Opening reception: Friday, June 14, 7-9pm
Viewing: Saturday, June 15, 12-5pm, Sunday, June 16, 12-5pm

Watching loudly, light of warm memories gently meshing lace of mind. Follow the direction of flatt... Read More
Free
Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
The Light Earth: Neil McClelland - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

The Light Earth: Neil McClelland

Friday Jun. 7th 2019 until Fri. June 28th
The Light Earth Flies Like Down
And Yet the Earth Exists
Where the Heart Should Be

I found a “tree of paradise” in a Victoria neighborhood. I don’t remember where. I don’t know what kind of tree it is. But it suggested a poem and I painted it. Three times. But only two paintings would f... Read More
Free
24/7: Nicholas Koby - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

24/7: Nicholas Koby

Friday May. 31st 2019 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
An eye for an eye: Tamara Bond - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

An eye for an eye: Tamara Bond

Friday May. 31st 2019 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
Petal’s Place: Cadence Planthara - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Petal’s Place: Cadence Planthara

Friday May. 24th 2019 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
Camp Namegans: Jeremy Herndl - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Camp Namegans: Jeremy Herndl

Friday May. 10th 2019 until Fri. May 31st
Landscape is not passive - it is political and social and it bears the character of the people who live and work on it. It contains a human legacy, layered over the centuries - of unceded First Nations territory, colonization, agriculture, industrialization and gentrification. Landscape is also ab... Read More
Free
Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry

Friday May. 3rd 2019 until Sun. May 5th
Artist Market

Ministry of Casual Living,
Devonshire Studio Gallery,
858 Devonshire Road

Friday, May 3, 1-8pm
Saturday, May 4, 11am-5pm
Sunday, May 5, 11am-5pm

Come experience our first ever Artist Market!
Local artists of varied practices will gather, sell and showcase their wares.... Read More
Free
Fri, May 3, 1-8pm, Sat May 4, 11am-5pm, Sun, May 5, 11am-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin

Friday Apr. 26th 2019 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 - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore

Friday Apr. 19th 2019 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
Dog Show: Mary Patterson - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Dog Show: Mary Patterson

Saturday Mar. 30th 2019 until Thu. April 18th
I wanted to have dog but my circumstances won't allow a furry sidekick. So made 18 miniature wood dogs that fit nicely in the condo and are pretty much easy care. Read More
Free
Frame & 3D Shapes: Austin Willis - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Frame & 3D Shapes: Austin Willis

Friday Mar. 8th 2019 until Fri. March 29th
I create multimedia abstract paintings, sculptures and installations, primarily concerned with colour, shape, material and form. My paintings use colour and shape to play with spatial illusions. Oscillating between foreground and background, the pictorial dimensions of the image shift as the combina... Read More
Free

64 Hexagrams: David Gifford

Saturday Feb. 16th 2019 until Fri. March 8th
Video work by David Gifford featuring the 64 Hexagrams from the I Ching Read More
Free
Block Mirror: Marlene Jess - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Block Mirror: Marlene Jess

Saturday Jan. 26th 2019 until Sat. February 16th
In the age of disembodiment, I believe humans may struggle for the capacity to maintain a sense of self beyond the accompaniment of a personal technological device. The device can record, alter and preserve the user’s sense of self for them. In a way, the device serves as a personal mirror.

I a... Read More
Free
Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair

Friday Jan. 4th 2019 until Fri. January 25th
‘Solar Tempests’ - Elyse Longair
Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC
Odeon Alley (764 Yates)
January 4 - January 25, 2019
Open 24 Hours.

Everyone Welcome!

En Lieu of an opening feel free to send along a photo of you with the art:
elyselongair@gmail.com, @elyselongair, #elyselongair Read More
Free
24/7
Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair - Jul 10th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair

Friday Jan. 4th 2019 until Fri. January 25th
Elyse Longair Solo Exhibition: 'Solar Tempests' at The Ministry Of Casual Living Gallery.

Open 24 Hours.

Everyone Welcome!

En Lieu of an opening feel free to send along a photo of you with the art elyselongair@gmail.com, #elyselongair @elyselongair Read More
Free
24/7

Coming Up

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Jul. 11th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s inaugural summer artist-in-residence. Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works... Read More
Free
1pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Jul. 25th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s inaugural summer artist-in-residence. Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works... Read More
Free
1pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Aug. 8th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s inaugural summer artist-in-residence. Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works... Read More
Free
1pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Aug. 22nd
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s inaugural summer artist-in-residence. Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works... Read More
Free
1pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Sep. 5th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s inaugural summer artist-in-residence. Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works... Read More
Free
1pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Sep. 19th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s inaugural summer artist-in-residence. Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works... Read More
Free
1pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Jul 10th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Oct. 3rd
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s inaugural summer artist-in-residence. Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works... Read More
Free
1pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living