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2020

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Oct 1st @ 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
Small Press Showcase: Open Space, The Riso Collective - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Small Press Showcase: Open Space, The Riso Collective

Thursday Oct. 1st until Tue. October 13th
As part of Open Space's Small Press Fest programming and Vancouver's Art Book Month, Open Space and the Riso Collective present a showcase of local print publishing. From October 1-13, the Ministry of Casual Living's window gallery in Odeon Alley will be transformed into a showcase of art book and i... Read More
Free
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Oct 1st @ 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 - Oct 1st @ 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
STANZAS (concrete is porous/NISHGA/In a New Order): Christine Walde, Bill Bisset, Aram Soryan, Jordan Abel, Paul Dutton, bpNichol, Michael Morris - Oct 1st @ Victoria Arts Council

STANZAS (concrete is porous/NISHGA/In a New Order): Christine Walde, Bill Bisset, Aram Soryan, Jordan Abel, Paul Dutton, bpNichol, Michael Morris

Friday Sep. 4th until Sat. October 24th
Victoria Arts Council presents a city-wide project investigating the overlap of literary and visual arts

Community Partners and Presenters:
- Micah Lexier @ Empty Gallery (833 Fisgard St), 1-30 September
- JG Mair @ The Ministry of Casual Living (Odeon Alley): 1-30 September
- concret... Read More
Free
Victoria Arts Council: 12-5pm Other location hours listed in brochure (link in description)
Keyboard 2.0: JG Mair - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Keyboard 2.0: JG Mair

Tuesday Sep. 1st until Wed. September 30th
Paper, typewriter, plinth, HTML code
2018

JG Mair’s work occupies the space between what we actually see and what we want to see. This ethos is clearly evident with the web-based work Keyboard 2.0 on exhibition at The Ministry of Casual Living window. It marks the first occasion that this piec... Read More
Free
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Oct 1st @ 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 - Oct 1st @ 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
BLM Protest Posters: The Riso Collective - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

BLM Protest Posters: The Riso Collective

Saturday Aug. 1st until Sat. August 15th
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, a selection of Protest Posters are currently on view at the Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery.

Featuring poster designs for racial justice by Canadian and American artists, sourced from @posters_for_blm. Risograph prints by the Riso Collective at Ope... Read More
Free
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Oct 1st @ 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 - Oct 1st @ 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
Dear Me, This is you.: Fern Long - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Dear Me, This is you.: Fern Long

Friday Jul. 10th until Sat. August 1st
I avoid certain things - eggplant, wearing high heels, eating broken glass. But those are nothing in comparison to the biggest one of all - the self portrait. In my art practice I draw, paint and build things but never, ever is the subject me. Or not that I like to admit anyway. It's a thing that sc... Read More
Free
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Jun. 27th
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
Dignity: Justice Schanfarber - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Dignity: Justice Schanfarber

Saturday Jun. 20th until Sat. July 11th
Dignity, 2020
Wood, acrylic on canvas
48x52"
(Photo by Barb Hunt)

About the work
The wood at the center is cedar, a discarded piece of dunnage from a tree that defines the place I live, used to protect or facilitate the commerce of something unknown and since gone. This piece of wood made an ... Read More
Free
THROWING LIGHT: Mobile Youth Media Fest - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THROWING LIGHT: Mobile Youth Media Fest

Wednesday Jun. 17th
The Space Blanket Society and the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry present:

THROWING LIGHT is a 50 minute program of diverse and original youth content, featuring 19 artists aged 10-20. Short films, photographs, animations, digital art, and music - all broadcast from the back of a van!
... Read More
Free
7:30 - 9 doors at 7
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Throwing Light: Mobile Youth Media Fest + Micro Market - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Throwing Light: Mobile Youth Media Fest + Micro Market

Wednesday Jun. 17th
Join us in our parking lot for a free youth-led mobile film screening, out of a van.

Bring your own lawnchair if you can, some seating will be provided. Social distance practices in effect! 50 people max. Read More
Free
7:30 - 9 doors at 7pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residencies

Saturday Jun. 13th
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
SUPERPOD: Natasha Van Netten - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

SUPERPOD: Natasha Van Netten

Saturday May. 30th until Sat. June 20th
This installation depicts the entire population of southern resident killer whales living in the Salish Sea: currently 72. This unique group of orca have been a small population since numbers were first recorded in 1976—fluctuating between 70 and 99 members. This installation echoes the fragility ... Read More
Free
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday May. 27th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday May. 20th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday May. 13th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Forced structure I & II: Paul van Trigt - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Forced structure I & II: Paul van Trigt

Saturday May. 9th until Sat. May 30th
(30"x30") (20"x20")
collage on canvas

This series came together over the course of the winter of 2019, months before we would be impacted by the global pandemic. Pulling together themes of body image, nature, and "progress " , these collages work through the ideas of social and personal expect... Read More
Free
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday May. 6th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday Apr. 29th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday Apr. 22nd
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday Apr. 15th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Moved Online Livestream
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday Apr. 8th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday Apr. 1st
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Urbanlite: Gina Luke, Levi Glass - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Urbanlite: Gina Luke, Levi Glass

Saturday Mar. 28th until Sat. April 18th
The installation Urbanlite, will transform the existing Ministry of Casual Living’s window into a functional, outdoor, public use SAD lamp.

The installation’s production of radiant soft light is a response to Victoria’s unique geographical location, a rain forested area that is nourished by... Read More
Free
Re-Scheduled
Preservation Haul: An Arts Victoria Launch & Celebration: DJ DIMITRI, Jason Verners - Oct 1st @ Sunset Labs

Preservation Haul: An Arts Victoria Launch & Celebration: DJ DIMITRI, Jason Verners

Thursday Mar. 26th
PRESERVATION HAUL
An Arts Victoria Launch & Celebration
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We're so excited to announce this special event designed BY and FOR our amazing arts community!

You may not yet be familiar with The Victoria Arts Promotion and Preservatio... Read More
FREE but LIMITED SPACE RSVP REQUIRED
7:00pm - 10:00pm
VIRTUAL ART CLUB - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

VIRTUAL ART CLUB

Wednesday Mar. 25th
Good news self isolators: The Ministry of Casual Living has moved our weekly Art Club online! Join us every Wednesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm PST for VIRTUAL ART CLUB! This is the excuse you need to get creative, share, interact and have fun. Or just draw quietly, whatever you're in the mood for. Join... Read More
Free
6:30 - 8:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Re-Scheduled
The Bobou Raungaloid parasite: Dave Biddle - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

The Bobou Raungaloid parasite: Dave Biddle

Saturday Mar. 14th
*We have decided to postpone this event until a future date. Please stay tuned!*

An installation consisting of drawings, text, sound and video that will be accompanied by a short presentation of possible facts and performative speculations... w/ DJ Mud (Katayoon)

"The Bobou Raungaloid parasite... Read More
Free
7pm - 11pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
To The Sea: Mari Jagt - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

To The Sea: Mari Jagt

Saturday Mar. 7th until Sat. March 28th
Mari Jagt is an emerging mixed media artist and poet in Victoria who is inspired by nature, bright colours, outer space, and the strange. Jagt makes homemade berry inks in the summer, and her poetry been published in some literary journals. She believes in accessibility in art, and the importance of... Read More
Free
Dihedral: Owen Parnell - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Dihedral: Owen Parnell

Friday Mar. 6th until Sun. March 8th
Dihedral
-new and old works-
Owen Parnell

Exhibition: March 6-8, 2020
Opening: Friday, March 6, 6-9pm
Viewing: Sat, Mar 7, 12-5pm, Sun, Mar 8, 12-5pm and by appointment
Location: Devonshire Studio Gallery, 858 Devonshire Road

A dihedral angle is the angle between two intersecting planes. ... Read More
Free
Fri Mar 6, 6-9pm, Sat Mar 7, 12-5pm, Sun Mar 8, 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
48 Hour (Diagonal): Josh Franklin - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

48 Hour (Diagonal): Josh Franklin

Friday Feb. 28th until Sun. March 1st
48 Hour (Diagonal)
Josh Franklin

Exhibition: February 28-30, 2020
Opening: Friday, February 28, 7-10pm
Viewing: Sat, Feb 29, 12-5pm, Sun, Mar 1, 12-5pm and by appointment
Location: Devonshire Studio Gallery, 858 Devonshire Road

“48 Hour (Diagonal)” consists of two paintings that will... Read More
Free
Fri, Feb 28, 7-10pm, Sat, Mar 1, 12-5pm, Sun, Mar 2, 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
WIRE MOTHER / CLOTH MOTHER + JOLLY PAGODA: Amy Anderson - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

WIRE MOTHER / CLOTH MOTHER + JOLLY PAGODA: Amy Anderson

Saturday Feb. 22nd
WIRE MOTHER / CLOTH MOTHER
+
JOLLY PAGODA

Beat-driven electronic soundscapes with projections by Amy Anderson

February 22, 2020
9:00pm
Devonshire Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road
All ages Read More
Free
9:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 8:30pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
A Piece of Motherhood: ERIN HILCHIE - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

A Piece of Motherhood: ERIN HILCHIE

Saturday Feb. 15th until Sat. March 7th
The birth of her son marked a new departure in Erin Hilchie’s artistic practice and sparked this series of feminist collages titled, A Piece of Motherhood. Pairing the everyday, life-giving necessity of breastfeeding with polished greco-roman sculptures, Erin hopes to bring to light the postpartum... Read More
Free
ROOT SHOCK - Presented by the Artemisia Institute: Kemi Craig , Gesig Isaac , Tiffany Joseph , Joshua Ngenda - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

ROOT SHOCK - Presented by the Artemisia Institute: Kemi Craig , Gesig Isaac , Tiffany Joseph , Joshua Ngenda

Friday Feb. 14th until Sun. February 16th
ROOT SHOCK – Presented by the Artemisia Institute

Kemi Craig
Gesig Isaac
Tiffany Joseph
Joshua Ngenda

Exhibition: February 14-16, 2020
Opening: Friday, February 14, 6-9pm
Location: Devonshire Studio Gallery, 858 Devonshire Road

The Artemisia Institute is pleased to announce its inaug... Read More
By Donation
Fri Feb 14, 6-9pm, Sat Feb 15, 12-5pm, Sun Feb 16, 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
The thing is, this thing is all it is…: Austin Clay Willis - Oct 1st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

The thing is, this thing is all it is…: Austin Clay Willis

Thursday Jan. 30th until Sun. February 2nd
"The thing is, this thing is all it is…"
Austin Clay Willis

Devonshire Studio Gallery
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt
Opening: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7-9pm
Viewing: Fri, Jan 31, 1-5pm, Sat, Feb 1, 1-5pm, Sun, Feb 2, 1-5pm and by appointment

"The thing is, this thing is all it is..." ... Read More
By Donation
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Disposable Angels: Alison Bigg - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Disposable Angels: Alison Bigg

Friday Jan. 24th until Sat. February 15th
Alison Bigg’s ongoing series, Disposable Angels, stems from her collection of ‘throw-away’ angels. She is incorporating them into her work by using them as armatures for soap, sugar and gelatin casts. The result is an over-indulgent profusion of glom. A cornucopia of iconography that resembl... Read More
Free

Coming Up

Small Press Showcase: Open Space, The Riso Collective - Oct 1st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Small Press Showcase: Open Space, The Riso Collective

Thursday Oct. 1st until Tue. October 13th
As part of Open Space's Small Press Fest programming and Vancouver's Art Book Month, Open Space and the Riso Collective present a showcase of local print publishing. From October 1-13, the Ministry of Casual Living's window gallery in Odeon Alley will be transformed into a showcase of art book and i... Read More
Free
MoCL Summer Artist Residencies - Oct 1st @ 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