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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
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

Kyla Slobodin, Traces

Thursday Dec. 28th 2017 until Mon. January 15th
These paintings were created through a close examination of the marks left in places and spaces that often are forgotten about and subsequently are built upon over time - marks, scratches, and worn down surfaces can be imagined as the ghostly remnants formed from a collection of moments and by our r... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Seasonal Living

Friday Dec. 15th 2017
Ministry of Casual Living

* * * SEASONAL LIVING * * *
Exhibition • Open Studios • Fundraiser

Friday, December 15, 2017
Reception - 7pm til late

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Open Studios - 12-5pm

MoCL Devonshire Studios
858 Devonshire Road, Victoria, BC
(In the Esquimalt Industria... Read More
7pm - late
@  MoCL Devonshire Studios
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Kelsey Legault Still Life

Sunday Dec. 3rd 2017 until Thu. December 28th
Still Life, February 2017, Digital Print, 24 X 16 inches

Still Life depicts a scene of three computer monitors and three potted plants. The computer monitors show an altered representation of the same scene that the monitors themselves reside in, causing the reality of the whole image to be at... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Barrie Szekely - For the Birds

Monday Nov. 13th 2017 until Sun. December 3rd
'In my practice, the paintings are developed in a measured indecisiveness and built in spatial contractions that mimic my everyday life experiences in this unpredictable world.' – Barrie Szekely

Barrie has been a Victoria resident since 1982. Barrie has exhibited throughout Canada and the Unite... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Hjalmer Wenstob “Fractured Imprint” (The truth I think I know of masks; spirits in light)

Monday Oct. 30th 2017 until Sun. November 12th
2017, Fabric, Fluorescent Light

Fractured Imprint, is a series of ethereal fabric and light pieces. Hardened within the fabric are masks, which are then covered by another veil of fabric. Hung from lights, these simple objects become the echo of a spirit, the echo of a dancer, moving to your move... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Eli Hirtle : Mîkisihkahcikewin

Saturday Oct. 21st 2017
Come join us on Saturday afternnon to view Eli's beadwork installed on a canoe in our gallery space. There will also be photos shown of the beadwork out on the water. If the weather cooperates, we will roll the art down to Banfield park to launch it.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.... Read More
1pm - 4pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living 858 Devonshire
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Antimatter [media art] Festival presents 'Palmerston Blvd.' by Dan Browne, a single channel video installation.

Friday Oct. 13th 2017 until Sat. October 28th
In Palmerston Blvd. Dan Browne invites the audience into the intimate space of his living room in this portrait of a bay window recorded over the course of a year. Gradual shifts in the interior and exterior environments mark the passing of the seasons, a slow dance of objects and light juxtaposed b... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Margaret Dragu & Jörn J. Burmester Performance Art Aktions

Thursday Oct. 12th 2017
Margaret Dragu & Jörn J. Burmester Performance Art Aktions

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC
$15 General Admission, Students $5, tickets at the door,

Email curator dougjarvis@gmail.com to reserve.

Presented by O... Read More
8pm doors at 7:30pm
@  Metro Studio Theatre
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
(Un)Symposium: Akademy of human & Performance Art Aktions: Margaret Dragu, Jörn J. Burmester - Nov 21st @ CityStudio Victoria

(Un)Symposium: Akademy of human & Performance Art Aktions: Margaret Dragu, Jörn J. Burmester

Tuesday Oct. 10th 2017
Have you ever experienced someone in front of the Bay Centre downtown earnestly washing the sidewalk, or walking a blank chalkboard back-and-forth, or eating the contents of their jacket pockets in an exaggerated, seagull like fashion? If so, did you wish that you could also let go of your self-res... Read More

Kahla Lichti

Thursday Sep. 28th 2017 until Thu. October 12th
Kahla Lichti RSE is an artist, electrician, and writer currently living in Victoria BC. See more of her work on her blog:
https://secretlifeofanapprenticeellectrician.wordpress.com Read More
24-7
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Anne Heeney 'Borrowed Landscapes'

Friday Sep. 8th 2017 until Thu. September 28th
Anne Heeney—resident of Victoria since 2006—completed a BFA at UVic in 2008. Studio practice currently at Rock Bay Square—visits encouraged.
'Borrowed Landscapes' consists of 'Impart: Screen'—one of a series of four paintings construing dreamt architectural forms. And 'Borrowed Landscapes ... Read More
24-7
@  Ministry of Casual Living Window Galley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Maddy Knott 'Pet Shop'

Friday Aug. 25th 2017 until Thu. September 7th
Maddy Knott is an emerging artist from Vancouver Island, she holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. Knott is a NSCAD alumnus where she studied Fine Arts and minored in Jewellery Design after her graduation from the Visual Arts program at Camosun College.
Her small-scale sculp... Read More
all hours
@  Window Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

'Pet Shop' by Maddy Knott

Friday Aug. 25th 2017 until Thu. September 7th
Maddy Knott is an emerging artist from Vancouver Island, she holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. Knott is a NSCAD alumnus where she studied Fine Arts and minored in Jewellery Design after her graduation from the Visual Arts program at Camosun College.
Her small-scale sculp... Read More
all hours
@  Window Gallery at Odeon Alley (Millie's Lane)
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Emily Grace Harrison: Odeon Alley Window Gallery: Emily Grace Harrison - Nov 21st @ the fifty fifty arts collective

Emily Grace Harrison: Odeon Alley Window Gallery: Emily Grace Harrison

Tuesday Jun. 20th 2017 until Fri. June 30th
The fifty fifty arts collective, with the support of the Ministry of Casual Living, is programming Bonnie McComb Kreye Artist-in-Residence, Emily Grace Harrison, in the Ministry's Odeon Alley Window from June 20th to June 30th. On Thursday, June 15th at 6 30pm, join the collective and a host of arti... Read More
Free
Ongoing

VHS Open Mic

Thursday May. 18th 2017
Where are those pesky VHS tapes? In the basement? the attic? In full circulation in your VCR?Old family dinners? Christmases? Art school experimentation? Strange obscur VHS french film from the eighth garage sale of the day? If you find some, bring them down to the Ministry of Casual Living to share... Read More
7pm doors at 7pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living 858 Devonshire Rd.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
figure drawing nights ant the Ministry of Casual Living - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living studios 858 Devonshire

figure drawing nights ant the Ministry of Casual Living

Tuesday Feb. 28th 2017
The Ministry of Casual Living is pleased to announce we will be hosting Figure Drawing on Tuesday nights @ our new location.


858 Devonshire Rd. Victoria, BC.


A model who will pose for 2 hours in increments of 2, 5, 10, 15, & 25 minutes whilst we draw them. Their will be a twenty minute br... Read More
7pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living studios 858 Devonshire
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Elyse Longair Between Atoms

Thursday Feb. 16th 2017 until Mon. March 6th
Between Atoms by Elyse Longair Read More
@  ministry of casual living window gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Video open mic and velvet strut dance party - Nov 21st @ Intrepid theatre club

Video open mic and velvet strut dance party

Thursday Feb. 2nd 2017
The Ministry of Casual Living presents:
Video Open Mic + Velvet Strut Dance Party
Feb 2nd at Intrepid Theatre Club
$5-$10

8-10pm Video Open Mic

Have an old or new video you made and want to share it with a real audience? We will have a VCR , DVD player and a laptop to access your analogue ... Read More
8pm doors at 7pm
@  Intrepid theatre club
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Todd Lambeth : Friday night Spectrum - Nov 21st @ Odeon Windoy

Todd Lambeth : Friday night Spectrum

Wednesday Feb. 1st 2017 until Wed. February 15th
24/7
@  Odeon Windoy
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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) - Nov 21st @ 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. - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @

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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @

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 - Nov 21st @ 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 Tickets At: Camas Book and Infoshop, Lyles Place, https://igg.me/at/wclolw/x/13497027
Sergio Rojas Chaves : At Home WIth Plants - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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! - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @

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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @

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 - Nov 21st @ 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. - Nov 21st @

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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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
Audie Murray : Can I Squish Your Face? - Nov 21st @ 1056A North Park St

Audie Murray : Can I Squish Your Face?

Wednesday Dec. 30th 2015 until Tue. January 12th
Artist Statement

Can I Squish Your Face? is a collection of photographs captured on an Iphone 4s by Audie M. It includes one hundred individual 8x6 prints of subject having their faces physically squished by the photographer. The photos are presented in black and white, installed in a grid fashio... Read More
@  1056A North Park St
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Craig Pedersen's Cut & Gouge solo trumpet tour: Sound of the Mountain, Night Tide, Friedman / Krause duo, General Gruff - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Craig Pedersen's Cut & Gouge solo trumpet tour: Sound of the Mountain, Night Tide, Friedman / Krause duo, General Gruff

Friday Dec. 18th 2015
Concert blurb:
Join Craig Pedersen on his CUT AND GOUGE solo-trumpet cross-Canada CD-release tour on Friday, December 18th at the Ministry of Casual Living. At each stop of the tour he’ll be playing with some of the musicians he loves - in this case, Night Tide (Soma Morse), General Gruff (Adam C... Read More
$10
8PM - 10:30 doors at 7PM
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
at the door only.
☼ The Sound of the Mountain ☼ Night Tide ☼ Friedman /Krause duo  ☼ General gruff - Nov 21st @ 1056A North Park St.

☼ The Sound of the Mountain ☼ Night Tide ☼ Friedman /Krause duo ☼ General gruff

Friday Dec. 18th 2015
✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯ $10 ✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯✯

__________ from Montréal __________
☼☼☼ The Sound of the Mountain ☼☼☼
---- Craig Pedersen // Elizabeth Millar -----
-----amplified trumpet / clarinet music-----

★★★★★ PLUS sets from ★★★★★

-... Read More
8 - 11 doors at 7
@  1056A North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Sarah Choi : 777 - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Sarah Choi : 777

Friday Dec. 18th 2015 until Fri. January 1st
Sarah is a multi-media artist currently living in Victoria. Her works span a variety of forms including painting, video art, and new media installations. The majority of her work explores themes relating to colour, light, abstraction, and surrealism. Through the use of sound and moving image, she is... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
ipseity now : new paintings of chromatic exuberance - Nov 21st @ 1056A North Park St.

ipseity now : new paintings of chromatic exuberance

Monday Dec. 14th 2015 until Mon. December 28th
Ipseity Now is an exhibit of 4 Victoria painters-Roy Green, Ira Hoffecker, PJ Kelly and Pete Kohut. This exhibit explores identity, whether it be the depiction of personal mementos, historical sites, media images or the images that are layered, submerged or regenerated by the daily ritual of the... Read More
@  1056A North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Undy Hundy Art Show - Nov 21st @ 1056A North Park St.

Undy Hundy Art Show

Friday Dec. 11th 2015 until Sun. December 13th
DeFacyed Productions
in collaboration with
The Ministry of Casual Living
~Presents~

The 2nd Annual Undy Hundy Art Show!

3 days, artists from all around Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, and the Lower Mainland, all art sold 100 dollars or less!
Dec 11th, 12th, and 13th at the Ministry of Casu... Read More
Opening Friday December 11th 5PM - Midnight Nog and Jam (live music!) Saturday December 12th 5PM - Midnight Hungover Coffee Crawl Sunday December 13th Noon - 5PM
@  1056A North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Mia Watkins : Remember Now the Still and Quiet Places - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Mia Watkins : Remember Now the Still and Quiet Places

Friday Dec. 4th 2015 until Fri. December 18th
Mia Watkins is a Victoria based visual artist working primarily with oil painting. She holds a BFA from the University of Victoria (2013, Victoria). Her work has been exhibited in Victoria and Vancouver, most recently at "This Could Be Yours!" a Ministry of Casual living group show. Her work has bee... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Stacey Cann : Tally - Nov 21st @ 1056a North Park St.

Stacey Cann : Tally

Wednesday Nov. 25th 2015 until Wed. December 9th
"Tally" takes a phenomenological approach to the exploration of time and labour. Through its creation, the work inscribes time's passage, and although the processes used to make the work are labourious there is no clear meaning or direction to the output. Parallel to our modern economy which must cr... Read More
@  1056a North Park St.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Matt Schryer : Canadian Wildlife Photographer and Stone Column Balancer - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Matt Schryer : Canadian Wildlife Photographer and Stone Column Balancer

Friday Nov. 20th 2015 until Fri. December 4th
Statement
Relaxation, Meditation, Inspiration, Motivation; Joy, Peace, Love and Appreciation through unedited photographs of Canadian Wildlife, Nature, and Balanced Stone Columns

Bio
My name is Matthew Schryer. I'm blessed with epilepsy, and more specifically various forms of amnesia. I love, ... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jacquie Bird Day : Everyday Ritual - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Jacquie Bird Day : Everyday Ritual

Friday Nov. 6th 2015 until Fri. November 20th
A photographic representation of the ritual of everyday life, and the people, spaces and places involved in ceremony in parts of Indonesia, Thailand and India.

About the work and artist:
This exhibit shows photographs from Bali, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand, and Kerala, India. Jacquie has live... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Shepherd : BEACH PARTY - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Shawn Shepherd : BEACH PARTY

Friday Oct. 23rd 2015 until Fri. November 6th
"Beach Party" began as an assemblage of found objects which brought to mind Max Beckmann's "Lido" painting. Three years later I worked it over with paint with swimming in mind.

Shawn Shepherd is card-carrying, lifetime member of the Ministry of Casual Living. Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

24 HOUR POETRYTHON

Saturday Oct. 17th 2015
The Ministry of Casual Living is proud to present the second istallation of the 24 HOUR POETRYTHON!

Starting at 9am on October 17th, we will have poetry being performed for 24 hours straight!

In the spring of 2014 the first 24 HOUR POETRYTHON was held in our gallery space at 819 Fort st. The ... Read More
9am - 9am doors at 9am
@  Centennial Square
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

LG Whittaker : Look, Don't Touch

Friday Oct. 9th 2015 until Fri. October 23rd
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
POlka-Dot Oktopuss(y) Kollective : Secret Sketchbook Harvest - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

POlka-Dot Oktopuss(y) Kollective : Secret Sketchbook Harvest

Friday Sep. 25th 2015 until Fri. October 9th
The POlka-Dot Oktopuss(y) Kollective-(Debora Alanna, Roy Green and Pj Kelly) present a phantasmagorical panoply of drawings and stuff for your viewing pleasure-poetry, muzik , and performative hi-jinks may ensue!

the polka dot oktopuss kollective are cultural watchdogs of the pacific rim, chasing... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
House Plants on Tour: A bike ride with Sergio Rojas Chaves - Nov 21st @ Fernwood square and surrounding areas

House Plants on Tour: A bike ride with Sergio Rojas Chaves

Friday Sep. 25th 2015
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 hav... Read More
1pm
@  Fernwood square and surrounding areas
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Various Poets : Poething - Nov 21st @ PedalBox Gallery at Centenial Square

Various Poets : Poething

Thursday Sep. 17th 2015
An assortment of poets will grace Centennial Square on the back of the PedalBox gallery sharing their poems with the public. The Poething zine will also be launched and distributed at this event.

Featuring:

Tom Fowler
Anne-Bernice Thomas
Audrey Lane Cockett
Jacob Arts
Jon Funnner



... Read More
5pm - 7pm
@  PedalBox Gallery at Centenial Square
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Hector Espinosa : No Anunciar - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley & Slide Room Gallery

Hector Espinosa : No Anunciar

Friday Sep. 11th 2015 until Fri. September 25th
NO ANUNCIAR/DO NOT ADVERTISE
Curated by la Galeria Anomelia for the Ministry of Casual Living
Show description written by Hector Espinosa
Translation by Kay Gallivan

NO ANUCIAR
En la Ciudad de México abundan letreros en bardas que contradictoriamente nos piden “NO ANUCIAR”. Esta sentenc... Read More
ALL DAY> ALL NIGHT >ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley & Slide Room Gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Alison Boston : Fly to Absentia - Nov 21st @ the PedalBox mobile art gallery

Alison Boston : Fly to Absentia

Tuesday Sep. 8th 2015 until Thu. September 10th
Multi-disciplinary artist Alison Boston installs a double-take inducing glimpse into a mobile science fiction universe.

Special thanks to the City of Victoria strategic plan grant for financial support Read More
@  the PedalBox mobile art gallery
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
3rd Annual Play on Words Zine & Literary Fair - Nov 21st @ Greater Victoria Public Library Atrium

3rd Annual Play on Words Zine & Literary Fair

Saturday Aug. 29th 2015
The Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) is proud to host the 3rd 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 Booth Shot Lincoln, selected artists ... Read More
12 - 3
@  Greater Victoria Public Library Atrium
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Keilah Lukenbill-Williams : Re-trace

Friday Aug. 28th 2015 until Fri. September 11th
Taking inspiration from my Coast Salish heritage and from western art in the form of abstract expressionism, I wanted to combine Coast Salish design and the motif of the ovoid with more fluid, experimental and painterly techniques to create a piece that makes reference to landscape, both inner and o... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Eli Hirtle : Re-trace

Friday Aug. 21st 2015 until Mon. August 31st
I am a self-taught visual artist and storyteller of mixed Cree and European ancestry, born and raised in Victoria on Lekwungen and Wsanec territories. My current interests are where art and activism intersect, and how communities and individuals can be motivated and catalyzed to be the change they w... Read More
ALL DAY> ALL NIGHT> ALL THE TIME
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Alexis Hogan : i stihl haven't found what i'm looking for - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Alexis Hogan : i stihl haven't found what i'm looking for

Friday Aug. 14th 2015 until Fri. August 28th
I am an artist, writer, and curator. I hold a BFA in Visual Arts (2015) from Emily Carr University with a focus in printmaking, sculpture and critical, cultural theory. Writing and curatorial practice feeds my art making as each creates space for me to dissect the specificity of my experiences and... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Aimee Levesque: Between Walls - Nov 21st @ Odeon Window

Aimee Levesque: Between Walls

Friday Jul. 31st 2015 until Fri. August 14th
Through my most tangible outlet I explore how uncertainty,
disconnect, and trauma mold our lives, and influence our choices. I
question where and how we can heal and rebuild ourselves and our
systems, and examine how the multiple layers of revolution; physical,
mental, and political can be itche... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Liam Lloyd : Imaginary Friends, A Portrait Study - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Liam Lloyd : Imaginary Friends, A Portrait Study

Friday Jul. 17th 2015 until Fri. July 31st
In this body of work, my focus has been on using shape and colour in new ways as I discover different mediums including water-based oils. I am constantly influenced by the human spirit; the struggles and blessings, the joys and sadness that surround everyday interactions and connections. Through thi... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Laura Dutton : Quietly at the Window - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Laura Dutton : Quietly at the Window

Friday Jul. 3rd 2015 until Fri. July 17th
Windows are holes. We understand them first and foremost as an absence in some larger surface or structure. They connect spaces and transform them into images, which are projected onto the hypothetical plane that exists within the borders of the ever-present frame. By necessity, we conceptualize the... Read More
ALL DAY > ALL NIGHT > ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Adam Cantor : Street Life International - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Adam Cantor : Street Life International

Friday Jun. 19th 2015 until Fri. July 3rd
In this photo project, I take random strangers, or sometimes friends, through different parts of different cities. The photos are of people, but also of places where we went. I am always recruiting new volunteers, and if you would like to be in a project you should contact me at generalgruff@gmail... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Margaret Briere : Concrete Jungle - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Margaret Briere : Concrete Jungle

Friday Jun. 5th 2015 until Fri. June 19th
Concrete Jungle portrays my experience of land location as an urban Native person. These pieces are a culmination of environmental devastation, family dissolve, identity development through inherited family and spiritual connections.
My ancestral roots are in the mainland, west from Vancouver BC. I... Read More
ALL DAY>ALL NIGHT>ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
*MYTHOS* Open Studio Sale and Show @ MOCL: Thessa Mythos - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

*MYTHOS* Open Studio Sale and Show @ MOCL: Thessa Mythos

Saturday May. 30th 2015 until Sun. May 31st
Hello Beloveds! Im getting ready to pack up the studio and fly for a while. Im heading to Austria to continue my Art studies in the Mische technique with the Old Masters/New Visions course. I have been busy in the studio finishing up many new peaces and would love to see some of your smiling faces a... Read More
12pm to 12am on Saturday 12pm to 5pm on Sunday
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living and Tessa Mythos
Graham Macaulay : BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Graham Macaulay : BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD

Friday May. 22nd 2015 until Fri. June 5th
Is this movement cyclical? Another season, window, state of being… stasis comes and goes again and again. Holding patterns. We would hold only those things that we want to keep, if we could. We take it all anyway, any and all of it. We are moved, unsteady. Move the furniture around again.

These... Read More
ALL DAY> ALL NIGHT > ALL THE TIME
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Spaceraiser: Todd A Davis, Jennifer Stillwell, Yoko Takashima , B.A. Lampmen, Hjalmer Wenstob - Nov 21st @ Open Space

Spaceraiser: Todd A Davis, Jennifer Stillwell, Yoko Takashima , B.A. Lampmen, Hjalmer Wenstob

Friday May. 1st 2015 until Sat. May 30th
Free
Tuesday to Saturday, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Presented by: Open Space and The Ministry of Casual Living
FIXER MIXER: a fundraiser to rebuild MOCL's Odeon Alley window gallery: Hank Pine, BOUSADA, Thomas Promise, Sharka Beats, SALMS / De Mos, FUNNNER - Nov 21st @ Copper Owl

FIXER MIXER: a fundraiser to rebuild MOCL's Odeon Alley window gallery: Hank Pine, BOUSADA, Thomas Promise, Sharka Beats, SALMS / De Mos, FUNNNER

Friday Mar. 20th 2015
Hank Pine https://m.soundcloud.com/hank-pine
Bousada http://www.soundcloud.com/bousada
Thomas Promise
Sharka Beats
SALMS / De Mos
FUNNNER
plus more...

The Ministryofcasual Living is proud to present a diverse collection of musician's coming together for a fundraiser to help rebuild our street le... Read More
$10
2100
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Livingat the door only.
SOLE POWER performance series - Nov 21st @ Johston st. bridge, Selkirk trestle, Bay St. bridge

SOLE POWER performance series

Tuesday Mar. 17th 2015 until Thu. March 19th
Join us on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations for performance art at the hubs of our pedestrian pathways, rain or shine!

Tuesday, March 17th -- 5pm
AUBREY BURKE
Mobile Violin Performance and Group Bike Ride
***Starting at Centennial Square***

Thursday, M... Read More
@  Johston st. bridge, Selkirk trestle, Bay St. bridge
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
SOLE POWER : Aubrey Burke mobile performance - Nov 21st @ Centennial square, Galloping Goose

SOLE POWER : Aubrey Burke mobile performance

Tuesday Mar. 17th 2015
Come join Aubrey Burke on this Group Bike ride performance!

Mystery Hair
roaming streets gyspy shoes
fiddle drowning out your sorrows
moving faster
down the street
cross the bridge
singing and dancing under walkways
howling at the sun


Aubrey Burke is a creator that hails from Victoria... Read More
5pm
@  Centennial square, Galloping Goose
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
SOLE POWER : Serina Zapf and Justine Sawyer - Nov 21st @ west side of the Johnston st. Bridge

SOLE POWER : Serina Zapf and Justine Sawyer

Thursday Mar. 12th 2015
Justine Sawyer was born in the private sphere. She was born on the inside of a public healthcare facility where she was born sexed female and gendered female by those around her. She was raised in an open community where she was not open. Her house was on private property. The public space was on an... Read More
5pm
@  west side of the Johnston st. Bridge
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
!This Could Be Yours! - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

!This Could Be Yours!

Saturday Feb. 28th 2015
"This Could Be Yours!" is a group show. Work is for sale. Yay!

|| One Year Anniversary ||

The Ministry of Casual Living has inhabited 819 Fort St. for a year now and we want to celebrate with the community!!

Ministry of Casual Living Studios to commemorate their 1 year anniversary at 819 ... Read More
Free
7 - 9 doors at 7
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Everyone: Ministry of Casual Loving

Saturday Feb. 14th 2015 until Sun. February 15th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Julie Gennai: SPUME - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @

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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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)
=========================================

“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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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 - Nov 21st @ 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
Ryan Willert : Idle No More - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Ryan Willert : Idle No More

Saturday Dec. 21st 2013 until Fri. January 3rd
Ryan was born and raised in Southern Alberta, growing up mostly in Red Deer and Innisfail. Although he was raised in a Non-native community he is reconnecting with his Blackfoot roots (Siksika Nation). Art and storytelling are one of his modes of exploration. Ryan Willert has learned the art of blac... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Braden Stewart:Create and Destroy - Nov 21st @ Decade sculpture window 1407 Government st.

Braden Stewart:Create and Destroy

Friday Dec. 13th 2013 until Fri. January 31st
These boxes were built to model a public mailbox or electrical box: a common harvesting ground for tags and other forms of graffiti. They were left in my studio space, and over the course of 2 weeks myself and a few artists’ covered the boxes with tags, characters and fully legalized ‘graffiti... Read More
all hours
@  Decade sculpture window 1407 Government st.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Leya Tess : Decorations Filling the Void

Friday Dec. 6th 2013 until Sat. December 21st
Leya lives and works in Victoria, BC. She is currently attending Fine Arts at University of Victoria. She does painting, drawing, graphic and web design. Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Troi Donnelly : persist - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living Decade window 1407 Government st.

Troi Donnelly : persist

Sunday Dec. 1st 2013 until Tue. December 31st
'persist' is an on-going project committed to constructing new objects from the remnants of an inflatable, vinyl plastic air mattress. The twice constructed word "persist", as well as an ever-growing pile of fir cones addresses a state of insistence; a stubbornness that can be interpreted in a negat... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living Decade window 1407 Government st.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jillian Player: Waterways - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Jillian Player: Waterways

Saturday Nov. 23rd 2013 until Fri. December 6th
Nautical charts are pages full of information about the sea: currents, tides, dangerous rocky protrusions, secret bays to anchor in and explore, and distances to far off lands. For the artist, the nautical chart is a beautiful drawing of repetitive gestures, lines, dots, and themes. They also tell u... Read More
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Whitsteen : Lone Ranger - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living - Odeon Alley

Whitsteen : Lone Ranger

Friday Nov. 8th 2013 until Fri. November 22nd
@  Ministry of Casual Living - Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Stephen Shellenberger : You Are The Hero - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Stephen Shellenberger : You Are The Hero

Friday Oct. 25th 2013 until Fri. November 8th
Stephen Shellenberger is a multidisciplinary artist who is a painter, filmmaker, playwright and actor. Shellenberger has exhibited his work in Canada, the United States and Europe. His artwork has been featured in magazines and is in collections both private and corporate.

Shellenberger recycles ... Read More
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Justine Sawyer : Untitled - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Justine Sawyer : Untitled

Friday Oct. 11th 2013 until Fri. October 25th
Justine is based in Victoria, BC. She has been a practicing artist for the last 11 years, with frequent experimentation in acrylics and watercolours. Her focus with painting has been primarily on form and colour. Her work exposes the materiality of the surface, incorporating the canvas into the pain... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kenny Poppins : ART BLOCK - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Kenny Poppins : ART BLOCK

Friday Sep. 27th 2013 until Fri. October 11th
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Mud Mouth:Yantra - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living Decade window 1407 Government st.

Mud Mouth:Yantra

Tuesday Sep. 24th 2013 until Thu. November 14th
A Yantra is a two- or three-dimensional geometric composition used in Sadhanas, or meditative rituals. It is thought to be the abode of the deity. Each Yantra is unique and calls the deity into the presence of the practitioner through the elaborate symbolic geometric designs. According to one schola... Read More
24 hours a day
@  The Ministry of Casual Living Decade window 1407 Government st.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Sam Sharp : Within

Friday Sep. 13th 2013 until Fri. September 27th
Saturday – Live painting of the wall 12pm

Lives and works in Victoria, BC. Sam is an emerging artist that is self-taught. He doodles with pen and does painting with spray paint and mis-tint house paint. He was introduced to art by doing graffiti. Music is a large inspiration for the imagery he ... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Play On Words - Nov 21st @ Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch Courtyard

Play On Words

Saturday Aug. 24th 2013
The Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) is thrilled to be hosting this fantastic celebration of book and literary arts. As part of the Integrate Arts Festival, "Play on Words" will be showcase a jewel box of independant and local creators of playful words and images. We'll be posting more soon…... Read More
1:05 - 5:05
@  Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch Courtyard
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Tessa Mythos : Solar Melt

Friday Aug. 23rd 2013 until Fri. September 13th
In co-ordination with the Integrate Arts Crawl & Cenote Restaurant, Tessa Mythos presents her new works on canvas. Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Wondering Eye Media - Film Screening

Wednesday Aug. 21st 2013
Wondering Eye Media, launched by Zsofin Sheehy in 2013 is an independent media company focused on creating unique films that support economic sustainability within the arts. Wondering Eye's latest project, the Jam Space Victoria, features original Canadian musicians and was designed to offer an up c... Read More
7 - 9
@  Cenote Restaurant
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Serina Zapf : so I went to my grandmothers - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Serina Zapf : so I went to my grandmothers

Friday Aug. 2nd 2013 until Fri. August 16th
Serina’s practice incorporates performance, social practice, video and photography. Playful and disruptive of the normative through creatively intervening into a space and transforming it's possibilities through the poetic and absurd Serina also seeks to prefigure alternative ways to create commun... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Zoe Cassidy : Contrust

Friday Jul. 19th 2013 until Fri. August 2nd
Zoe lives and works in Victoria. He is an emerging artist that employs various styles and mediums in his art practice. From found materials, spray paint and acrylic paint. Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Closet Case ~ Magnum Force ~ SixBrewBantha - Nov 21st @ Oaklands Community Centre

Closet Case ~ Magnum Force ~ SixBrewBantha

Friday Jul. 19th 2013
MoCL PRESENTS...

CLOSET CASE : Pissed off queer hardcore from Pheonix, Arizona
https://www.facebook.com/closetcaseAZ

MAGNUM FORCE : Brutal Grindviolence from Pheonix, Arizona
http://magnumforce.bandcamp.com/

SIX BREW BANTHA : Hometown hoser heroes
http://sixbrewbantha.bandcamp.com/

!A... Read More
8:30 - 12 doors at 8:00
@  Oaklands Community Centre
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Magic Lanterns - Nov 21st @ Cenote Restaurant and Lounge

Magic Lanterns

Thursday Jul. 11th 2013
Magic Lanterns
A collection of new slides by local artists. Curated by Marita Manson and Georgia Love.

Featuring works by:
Ali Bosworth
Kade Krokosinski
Katie Sage
Noah Ferguson
Sarah Strohan
Simone Rochon
Steven Grandy
Olivia Meek
Morgan Tams
Elif Saydam
Georgia Love
Marita Manso... Read More
9 - 12 doors at 7
@  Cenote Restaurant and Lounge
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jules Uno : 3 Shrines - Nov 21st @

Jules Uno : 3 Shrines

Friday Jul. 5th 2013 until Fri. July 19th
I admire and respect the various forms and styles of visual expressions of devotion and wanted to honor the passion and beauty I've seen in shrines from around the world. Different religions, different beliefs, different regions and all the different reasons for making a reminder inspired me to make... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Under Construction - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Under Construction

Tuesday Jul. 2nd 2013 until Thu. July 4th
Our Odeon Alley window is under construction for a few days. Read More
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Serina Zapf : so I went to my grandmothers - Nov 21st @

Serina Zapf : so I went to my grandmothers

Thursday Jun. 27th 2013 until Fri. June 28th
a performance piece

June 27th at dusk, Serina will be hosting a storytelling evening in the oaks above Cumberland street on the rocks of Playfair park. Bring instruments, a jar and memories of childhood to share, or you may join us just to listen.

June 28th at dawn Serina will begin her per... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Matthew Reginald Fleet : Getting Closer - Progressive Prospectives

Friday Jun. 21st 2013 until Mon. July 1st
Paintings, collages, drawings, and the written word become catalysts of true time travel, providing the viewer an opportunity to fondly recall their not so distant past before transporting them beyond the future for a glimpse of something new.

Fleet's instillation will change daily. He will be pr... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Shepherd : Balls In Nowhere Bay - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Shawn Shepherd : Balls In Nowhere Bay

Friday Jun. 7th 2013 until Fri. June 21st
A mixed-media installation by Shawn Shepherd.
Curated by: Cameron Kidd Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
11.2 Year Anniversary Fundraiser - Nov 21st @ Ratshack

11.2 Year Anniversary Fundraiser

Saturday May. 25th 2013
The Ministry of Casual Living is 11 Years & 2 months old folks! This calls for a weird celebration of casual living.
Entry by donation - $7 - $10 dollars sliding scale.
[no one will be turned away [until we max capacity]]
We need to fix our window in the Odeon Alley!! Also we want to get a chance... Read More
8 - 2 doors at 7:30
@  Ratshack
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
100 Artists in One Day - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

100 Artists in One Day

Saturday May. 18th 2013
In the ambitious tradition of providing the community with
an accesible exhibition space, the Ministry of Casual Living
is proud to present 100 ARTISTS IN ONE DAY.

Starting at 8am on May 18th, we will be showcasing 100
different artists for approximately 8 minutes each
throughout the day in o... Read More
8am - 12pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Karres Vroom : Momentos - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Karres Vroom : Momentos

Saturday May. 11th 2013 until Tue. May 21st
Emerging artist, vocalist, and poet Karres Vroom displaying her film photography work.
Mementos is a body of work that speaks to her time in Victoria so far, breathing life into the memories that she carries. She is working to expose her vulnerability and looking at her own raw depth, speaking to h... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
THIRDSPACE Sneak Peek : Does Feminism Matter - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

THIRDSPACE Sneak Peek : Does Feminism Matter

Friday Apr. 12th 2013 until Fri. April 26th
Come have a first glance at some content from Thirdspace's latest publication, "Does Feminism Matter?" We will be showcasing quotes and visual art from their latest issue, which will be released in full on Saturday, May 11th.

Thirdspace is the UVSS Women’s Centre’s annual non-commercial, anti... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Chandra Melting Tallow : Floodlands - Nov 21st @ 764 Yates Street, Odeon Alley

Chandra Melting Tallow : Floodlands

Monday Feb. 25th 2013 until Fri. March 15th
Using textiles, pigments and found objects, accelerating and guiding the influence of gravity, Floodlands reflects the artist's experience moving through and overcoming historical trauma. This is demonstrated within the context of a greater social movement of mass healing, as exemplified by Idle No ... Read More
@  764 Yates Street, Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
James Drake : Image from the Hubble Telescope - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

James Drake : Image from the Hubble Telescope

Sunday Jan. 20th 2013 until Sat. February 9th
James Drake

infinity_imagined.tumblr.com
manytinylittlethings.tumblr.com
planet__earth.ca

Come meet and talk to the artist James Drake about his image from the Hubble telescope & other work that he is involved in.
- drink some free hot chocolate! Starts at 8pm

James Drake talks about his... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Nicole Bernier : My Precious Flash Drive - Nov 21st @

Nicole Bernier : My Precious Flash Drive

Thursday Dec. 27th 2012
A digital painting created in Microsoft Paint. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Brenna Chekerda - Nov 21st @

Brenna Chekerda

Tuesday Nov. 27th 2012
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Tyler Witzel : Pas Kobasica - Nov 21st @ Odeon Alley

Tyler Witzel : Pas Kobasica

Saturday Oct. 27th 2012
Oct 27 - Nov 27

tylerwitzel.tumblr.com Read More
@  Odeon Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING FUNDRAISER!!!!!!******WINDOW UPGRADE*******: Babysitter, Pigeon Hole, Mourning Coup, FUNNNER, DJ Pep C. Cola - Nov 21st @ 3264 Rutledge st.

MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING FUNDRAISER!!!!!!******WINDOW UPGRADE*******: Babysitter, Pigeon Hole, Mourning Coup, FUNNNER, DJ Pep C. Cola

Saturday Oct. 20th 2012
Art Sale, Bring Art Read More
By Donation
7pm - ? doors at 7pm
@  3264 Rutledge st.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Writing : Rob Torok - Nov 21st @

Writing : Rob Torok

Thursday Sep. 27th 2012 until Sat. October 27th
"It took half a bottle of that cheap fucking wine to turn the noise back into signal, and still the landscape was mostly grey in my cloudy head." Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Hillary Mitchell - Nov 21st @

Hillary Mitchell

Monday Aug. 27th 2012 until Thu. September 27th
deriving nourishment from
indescribable hues
floating in liquid time Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
ASARO Collective :  Works from Oaxaca - Nov 21st @

ASARO Collective : Works from Oaxaca

Monday Aug. 20th 2012
Aug 3 - Sept 3

The Ministry is presenting the Asaro collective works from Oaxaca Mexico. Revolution, Political Out-Cry and dissonance is in the blood of the Mexican people. Works from the Asaro collective capture a contemporary look at the a long standing history - the people's fight for rights a... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jonathan Dowdall : Art Against Enbridge - Nov 21st @

Jonathan Dowdall : Art Against Enbridge

Tuesday Aug. 7th 2012
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Aubrey Burke & Nicholas Robins : Balloon Installation - Nov 21st @

Aubrey Burke & Nicholas Robins : Balloon Installation

Friday Jul. 27th 2012 until Mon. August 27th
BALLOON INSTALLATION

*inspired from a conversation with Nicholas Robins and Aubrey Burke Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Leyla Mitchell : Retro Futurism Series - Nov 21st @

Leyla Mitchell : Retro Futurism Series

Friday Jul. 13th 2012 until Fri. July 27th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Cameron Kidd : Socialize - Nov 21st @

Cameron Kidd : Socialize

Wednesday Jun. 13th 2012 until Fri. July 13th
"Socialize" oil on wood
Part of the painting series "Art, Work, Socialize" http://www.cameronkidd.ca Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Elaine Kao - Nov 21st @

Elaine Kao

Sunday May. 13th 2012 until Fri. July 13th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Lyle Dunford and Satomi Joba - Nov 21st @

Lyle Dunford and Satomi Joba

Friday Apr. 27th 2012 until Fri. May 11th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Tessa Mythos : Artist in Residence

Friday Apr. 27th 2012 until Fri. May 11th
Fri. April 13th 2012 - Sat. April 28th 2012
@ #3 Fan Tan Alley

Tessa Fenger utilizes a space in Down Town Victoria for two weeks while working on paintings and displaying her works. Read More
@  #3 Fan Tan Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
New Options for an Urban Hermit : Megan Wilson - Nov 21st @ In the Odeon Ally Window

New Options for an Urban Hermit : Megan Wilson

Friday Apr. 27th 2012
This work combines the aesthetic of the museum and archival practices with scatter art in order to explore an ideology of the future that lies half-way between science fiction’s hearty pessimism and the hopeful yearnings of Utopianism Read More
- 2012-05-11
@  In the Odeon Ally Window
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

SOLO EXHIBITION: Logan Ford

Friday Apr. 13th 2012 until Fri. April 27th
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Logan Ford : Artist in Residence - Nov 21st @ #3 Fan Tan Alley

Logan Ford : Artist in Residence

Friday Apr. 13th 2012 until Sat. April 28th
Logan utilizes a space in Down Town Victoria for two weeks while working on paintings and displaying his works.

http://loganford.ca Read More
Free
any time
@  #3 Fan Tan Alley
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
MOCL 10 Year Birthday PARTY! - Nov 21st @ Multiple locations over 2 days

MOCL 10 Year Birthday PARTY!

Thursday Mar. 1st 2012 until Fri. March 2nd
~
Thursday, 1 March, 2012 - Friday, 2 March, 2012

YEA THAT RIGHT! we're getting old - so come party down with us before we're to old to get JIGGY!

2 days / 5 PARTYS !

MARCH 1st

Accoustic Show
http://www.facebook.com/events/177791975657683/

Loagans Show / Fund raiser!
http://www.fac... Read More
@  Multiple locations over 2 days
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
John Luna - Nov 21st @

John Luna

Thursday Feb. 16th 2012
- 2012-02-16
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
February DOWN TOWN window schedule - Nov 21st @

February DOWN TOWN window schedule

Wednesday Feb. 1st 2012 until Thu. March 1st
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
David Granneman - Nov 21st @

David Granneman

Friday Jan. 20th 2012
- Feb 3 2012
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
January DOWN TOWN window schedule - Nov 21st @ MOCL Window Projects

January DOWN TOWN window schedule

Sunday Jan. 1st 2012 until Tue. January 31st
@  MOCL Window Projects
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
December DOWN TOWN window schedule - Nov 21st @

December DOWN TOWN window schedule

Friday Dec. 2nd 2011
Thu. December 1st 2011 - Sat. December 31st 2011
@ Mocl Window Project (All Ages)
Create Facebook Event
Three locations for your viewing and mind blowing pleasures!

Dec 1 - 9
Decade Window
407 Government St. Eli Hirtl Thomas DiNinno Aoife Baldwin-Maher - Calgary Graham Page

Dec 9 - 16
W... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Dec. 1st 2011 until Sat. December 31st
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Dec. 1st 2011 until Fri. December 30th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

PANIC! People's Gallery 2011 ( !! ARTISTS WANTED !! ): Unlinked Musician, EARS, Serina Zapf, Unlinked Musician

Saturday Nov. 12th 2011
All Types of Art Are Welcome.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE !!!

Bring your artwork down for 11 am or any time through out the day.

Opening Ceremony starts @ 1PM!!

Bring down, whatever....paintings, sculptures, doodles on servettes, poo water colours, the kitchen sink...... ANYTHING!!!
... Read More
Free
1:00pm - 9:00pm doors at 11am
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: PANIC!

Untitled Show

Tuesday Nov. 1st 2011 until Wed. November 30th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

MINISTRY BURN OUT EXTRAVAGANZA

Tuesday Nov. 1st 2011 until Wed. November 30th
Thank You Every One - Artists and Community for sharing and celebrating almost a decade of art [ March 2002 - Nov 2011 ] at 1442 Haultain Street! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
OFF LABLE Halloween Film Screening - Nov 21st @

OFF LABLE Halloween Film Screening

Monday Oct. 31st 2011 until Mon. October 31st
OFF LABLE Halloween Film Screenings

The DIGITAL ART WEEKS program is concerned with the application of digital technology in the arts. The Digital Art Weeks program offers insight into innovations in art and technology and illustrates resulting synergies in a series of performances, installations... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jillan Valpy : Sky Magnitude - Nov 21st @

Jillan Valpy : Sky Magnitude

Sunday Oct. 23rd 2011 until Thu. October 27th
Closing Reception - Thursday October 27th - 7pm to 10pm

Jillan Valpys latest incarnation of “Sky Magnitude” plays with the idea of the endless depth one sees when they simply look up. These rubber painting/sculptures challenge the traditional forms, and incorporate kinetic movement of wind an... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Bruce Concle : Everytime I Look at the Moon I Think of Crop Circles - Nov 21st @

Bruce Concle : Everytime I Look at the Moon I Think of Crop Circles

Saturday Oct. 1st 2011
Artist Bruce Conkle from Portland, Oregon comes to Victoria BC.
His work on display at the Ministry is inspired by theories and mythologies revolving around crop circles.

Video By ExhibitV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6FKWCQWvqI

http://bruceconkle.com/ Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Beautiful Wild Animals - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Beautiful Wild Animals

Friday Sep. 9th 2011
Beautiful Wild Animals is a recent emergence out of the fruits of Nova Scotia. Starting as a solo side project from "Krasnogorsk" member Jacques Mindreau, it has expended to a journey to bring music full of emotion to the people! The Violin and Accordion (Carly Martin) and Vocal duo has been describ... Read More
6 bucks
7:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 7:00pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: ministryat the door only.
Two Hearts and Heidi Nagtegaal : Love Child - Nov 21st @

Two Hearts and Heidi Nagtegaal : Love Child

Saturday Jul. 30th 2011 until Fri. August 5th
LOVE CHILD sexed out of a dear friendship where artistic practice, and personal styles so fully inter-lap to the point where own little worlds in our personal homes, embody neighbouring theme parks of whimsy, intellect, curiosity and delight, and intend to lovingly combine our creativity and aesthet... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Pudy Tong - Brand New! - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Pudy Tong - Brand New!

Saturday Jul. 23rd 2011 until Fri. July 29th
Pudy Tong - Brand New!
Saturday, 23 July, 2011 - Friday, 29 July, 2011

"Brand New! is an installation that references the disposable letter banners that are strung up for various one-time celebratory occasions such as birthdays or grand openings. Come by the Ministry of Casual Living to see the... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Saturday Jul. 23rd 2011 until Fri. July 29th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Darren Larose : Void Presence - Nov 21st @

Darren Larose : Void Presence

Saturday Jul. 16th 2011 until Fri. July 22nd
Opening July 16 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Drinks and snacks will be available

Once again Darren Larose works his magic. No one knows exactly what is going on within his realm of oil paint wonder.

New Works - Of what you have never seen - nor ever will again - for sure. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
SCREW UPS : Mikhail Miller - Nov 21st @

SCREW UPS : Mikhail Miller

Saturday Jul. 9th 2011 until Fri. July 15th
x-Minister Mikhail Miller creates a wall of "screw up" art pieces designed to but dispersed around the city on telephone poles and other art accessible areas.

His form of street style is a merger of art school and power to the people

His closing party will be on July 15th from 6:30pm - 10pm wi... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Watcher, /wrists, Bestial Sanctuary, The Sentimentals, Praying for Greater Portland, Katie & the Lichen, Loose Tights, the bash brothers

Friday Jul. 8th 2011
5-10
5 - 10 doors at 5
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: Kay and Hunter
Emilio Portal : Qucha Mama - Nov 21st @

Emilio Portal : Qucha Mama

Saturday Jun. 25th 2011 until Fri. July 1st
Closing Party July 1st - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Emilio Portel creates a central window-hanging shrine at the Ministry Of Casual Living. This shrine to the Ocean Mother gives reverence to the sea that surrounds our island and makes Victoria so unique unto its own.

http://emilioportal.com/ Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Troi Donnelly : uht-er nonsense - Nov 21st @

Troi Donnelly : uht-er nonsense

Saturday Jun. 18th 2011 until Sat. June 25th
Opening Saturday, June 18th, 7 pm

uht-er nonsense is an on-going exploration using the nonsense sound/word, jee; one of a set of nonsensical, inarticulate utterances meant to convey a sense of bewilderment. Scale, gravity and paper, paper being a versatile material with associations of fragility... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Off The Grid Art Crawl 2011 - Nov 21st @

Off The Grid Art Crawl 2011

Friday Jun. 10th 2011 until Fri. June 10th
Its here again! Victoria’s 5th annual Off The Grid Art Crawl will be taking place from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on June 10th. This open house event brings together Victoria’s art galleries, artist-run centers, and community at large. Attendees have the opportunity to explore the city’s art exhibiti... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ilze Bebris : Warren - Nov 21st @

Ilze Bebris : Warren

Saturday Jun. 4th 2011 until Sat. June 11th
An installation by Ilze Bebris

“If the city is a text, how shall we read it? “
Joyce Carol Oates

The city, as Oates asserts, is a text that requires diverse strategies to interpret and to process this experience. Warren contemplates Carol Oates proposition through a dense array of structu... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Clothing Exchange - Nov 21st @

Clothing Exchange

Thursday Jun. 2nd 2011 until Thu. June 2nd
Clothing Swap At MOCL

Thursday June 2nd - 5pm - 8pm

Bring your rad tad clothing down for a trade! There will also be a table for goodies, snacks, tea, and fooods! So bring some of that too ! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Eden Veaudry : Witch Hazel - Nov 21st @

Eden Veaudry : Witch Hazel

Saturday May. 28th 2011 until Fri. June 3rd
"WITCH HAZEL = painting ----> video / the organization of emotions / time into light"

The video work WITCH HAZEL by Eden Veaudry will be created at The Ministry Of Casual Living from May 28th to June 3rd. Small card sized paintings will come to life with her organic abstract style. The final piec... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Debora Alanna : Outside In - Nov 21st @

Debora Alanna : Outside In

Saturday May. 21st 2011 until Fri. May 27th
Opening Sunday May 22nd - 7 pm to 9 pm

Debora Alanna will be creating an installation depicting the myth of art at the Ministry Of Casual living. Made with chicken wire, plaster and latex paint she brings to life the mysteries of space and the untouchable. Nooks and crannies will hint to the unto... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Rhonda Usipiuk : the RUSTarium project - Nov 21st @

Rhonda Usipiuk : the RUSTarium project

Saturday May. 14th 2011 until Fri. May 20th
Opening May 14th
6:30 Pm to 9:00 Pm

A photographic exploration of the growth of rust over time.

Rustariums are similar to a terrarium except they are filled with nonliving materials such as steel wool, wire, tools, and hardware that have been rusting over a period of time. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Marlaina Buch : Hunter Rapper - Nov 21st @

Marlaina Buch : Hunter Rapper

Saturday May. 7th 2011 until Fri. May 13th
Opening Performance 8:00 p.m. - May 7th

To Start off the Summer season at the Ministry Of Casual Living we have the original substance Rapper paying a visit. An x-Minister in residence "The Hunter Rapper" will be serving up mad meaty dishes of wild verse and rhyme. Come down to the Ministry’s c... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Funnnnnner Performance - Nov 21st @

Funnnnnner Performance

Friday May. 6th 2011 until Fri. May 6th
Funnnnnner performance at the Ministry of Casual Living featuring Jon Dowdall, Jody Franklin, Aaron Bates, and Aubrey Burke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOQtVbT23pw&feature=share&list=PL7FFA54EE3087E9C2 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shannon Scanlan : Divergent Space - Nov 21st @

Shannon Scanlan : Divergent Space

Sunday Mar. 20th 2011 until Fri. March 25th
Window installation that encourages people to pay attention to their daily navigation of the spaces around them. http://www.shannonscanlan.com

Opening Reception Friday March 25th 2011 8pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

A real live plinko board!: Hundy Thou, FUNNNER

Saturday Mar. 19th 2011
5.30pm - 9pm doors at 5 pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Christine Clark : Aluminum Circle - Nov 21st @

Christine Clark : Aluminum Circle

Friday Mar. 11th 2011 until Sat. March 19th
Christine has spent the last year converting beer cans into thousands of aluminum circles. In natural light, which moves and changes, the aluminum circles become discs of shimmering light, like skin, like pebbles, like water. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
BANG BANG chop chop - Tommy Lacroix Cuts off YOUR  &#%@!!!  (HAIR) - Nov 21st @

BANG BANG chop chop - Tommy Lacroix Cuts off YOUR &#%@!!! (HAIR)

Thursday Mar. 3rd 2011
BANG BANG chop chop
Tommy Lacroix Cuts off YOUR &#%@!!! (HAIR)

Tommy Lacroix bust's a move on your personal space tonight - he will be cutting hair from 7pm - 10pm at the Ministry Of Casual Living 1442 Haultains Street.

This is part of our Burn Out Exhibition - a series of 24 hour art shows... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Diana W :  I am Present / Objects from the Past - Nov 21st @

Diana W : I am Present / Objects from the Past

Tuesday Mar. 1st 2011 until Thu. March 10th
It begins with my hands. And collecting. Nothing is worth throwing out. I keep egg cartons and shoe boxes of notes, cards, hair, teeth, seeds, rocks, shells, string, plastic toys, photographs, skulls, dried flowers, dead bugs. glass and pieces of driftwood. Living in the wilderness teaches one to ke... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Art and Music: Jon Cohen Experience

Friday Feb. 25th 2011
7:30pm - 10pm doors at 7pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Seven Billion People : LeyaTess - Nov 21st @

Seven Billion People : LeyaTess

Sunday Feb. 20th 2011 until Mon. February 28th
Paintings and Drawing by Cortez Island based artist LeyaTess
Music performance by Jon Cohen Experimental and Audioboxer

Opening reception and music performance
Friday Feb 25th 2011 7pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

White Ribs, IILS;YLS, Medusa

Friday Feb. 18th 2011
5 bucks
6:30 - 10 doors at 6:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Ribbed Tunnel of Eternal Return : Bubzee & Tessa Mythos - Nov 21st @

Ribbed Tunnel of Eternal Return : Bubzee & Tessa Mythos

Saturday Feb. 5th 2011 until Thu. February 17th
Opening : Sat. Feb 5th 8-11pm
Closing Party : Thurs. Feb 17th with live Folk Band Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Moon Drawings : Kimberly Simpson - Nov 21st @

Moon Drawings : Kimberly Simpson

Thursday Jan. 27th 2011 until Thu. February 3rd
Come down to the Ministry for an evening of art and music as Vancouver based artist Kim Simpson shows some recent photo based drawings and touring musician Rob Moir provides acoustic splendor for our ears to enjoy. Donations welcome for the artists.

Video by ExhibitV:
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Baby Gun :  Luis Enrique Oliver - Nov 21st @

Baby Gun : Luis Enrique Oliver

Sunday Jan. 2nd 2011 until Wed. January 12th
Luis Enrique Oliver looks at the state of human consciousness through the depiction of infants holding weapons and sitting on piles of garbage. Representing our human downfall, he uses this perspective to call to question where we are heading and the means we are using to get there.

Video by Exhi... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

WURLD

Thursday Dec. 23rd 2010 until Mon. January 3rd
Film by Jordan Saddle and Emi Honda
Music by Elfin Saddle Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Lunar Effect Ministry of Casual Living Fundraiser

Tuesday Dec. 21st 2010 until Tue. December 21st
$40 Art Sale
Help Support The Ministries Ongoing Programming, as well as Local Artist

Its your Last chance to purchase Wacko-art Gifts for the holidays! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

WORD : Jon Dowdall

Tuesday Dec. 14th 2010 until Mon. December 20th
letters, cutouts, colours sprawl the front window of the Ministry where Jon Dowdall has created a construction of found objects, wood cuts and drawing. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Masque Da Shaman : Jody Franklin

Monday Dec. 6th 2010 until Mon. December 13th
Jody Franklin brings his unique enthrall in to his drawing world. These intense, ritualistic pieces capture the physical and the spiritual world in synergy working together. And what does it capture?... a little more then what meets the eye. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ministrony Soup - Group Show Curated by Cameron Kidd - Nov 21st @

Ministrony Soup - Group Show Curated by Cameron Kidd

Wednesday Nov. 24th 2010 until Wed. December 1st
Small works by:
Ray Chen
Ty Danylchuk
Tessa Fenger
Liam Hanna Lloyd
Cody Haight
Conlan Killeen
Leah Mousseau
Ben Raymer
Nicholas Robins
Shawn Sheperd
Bryan Skjersven
Morgana Wallace
Erik Volet
Cameron Kidd

Video by Exhibit V:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_lbV8jNwFY Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Sunday Nov. 14th 2010 until Wed. November 24th
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Confronting New World Order : Luke Woodyard

Sunday Nov. 14th 2010 until Wed. November 24th
Multimedia work by Luke Woodyard Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Calgary's!: Stalwart Sons, The Sentimentals, Bible Belt Badlands - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Calgary's!: Stalwart Sons, The Sentimentals, Bible Belt Badlands

Saturday Nov. 13th 2010
$5
7 - 10 doors at 6:30
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Action Index and K.

Salwart Sons

Saturday Nov. 13th 2010 until Sun. November 13th
Salwart Sons from Calgary, Alberta

MUSIC SHOW! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

A Photo Show : Jordan Doerksen, Eli Hirtle and Kade Krokosinski

Saturday Nov. 6th 2010 until Sun. November 14th
Jordan, Kate, Eli Hirtle make new spaces for images to fit in their world. This photography show captures the world we live and the dream somewhere in-between.

Video By Exhibit V:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVl0IT5eW_g Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

LUNAR EFFECT: Logan Ford

Sunday Oct. 31st 2010 until Mon. November 1st
Oct. 31, 2010 - Nov. 1, 2010
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

SKATE SHOP

Sunday Oct. 24th 2010 until Wed. November 3rd
Gallery turn skateboard shop for a week, displaying unique, handpainted
Skateboards, hats and other skate stuff.
Halloween Costurme party Nov 30th with DJ Graham Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Our Daily Bread : Julie Gennai

Wednesday Oct. 20th 2010 until Wed. October 20th
Derived from dreams of a Ukrainian grandmother’s doily collection, Thanksgiving weekend, and the ill-effects of eating gluten products, Julie Gennai creates an ode to a staple food of North American Colonial Existentialism.
After all, you are what you eat. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Tyler Los Jones : In Passing - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Tyler Los Jones : In Passing

Thursday Oct. 14th 2010 until Sat. October 23rd
Painting by Tyler Los Jones
This is the first in a series of flags that I have been thinking about as another parallel to the In Passing series. The flag depicts the slogan of the province in which the drawings are being shown. I'm always thinking of the role that implication (or the lack their of)... Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Elements of Sorcery : Jack Bride

Friday Oct. 1st 2010 until Sun. October 10th
Site specific installation by Calgary based artist
Opening Oct 8th 2010 http://www.jackbride.com Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Anna Bald Super Star Presents Candominium

Tuesday Sep. 21st 2010 until Fri. October 1st
Sculpture by Anna Bald
Opening September 24 at 6:00 p.m.

welcome to a mash up
m.c.escher meets trailer park
solo show meets going away shindig
ministry of casual living meets wound up capricorn

Video By ExhibitV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrtZOsSJgN8 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Things I Wanted to Tell You in 2008 : Ashley Neese

Sunday Sep. 12th 2010 until Sun. September 19th
Selection of posters in window display then installed in the community Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Vrinda Conroy: La Lucha

Wednesday Sep. 1st 2010 until Sun. September 12th
Colourful and Haunting Paintings by Local Artist and Textile Designer Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Grudge Match

Wednesday Aug. 25th 2010 until Wed. August 25th
Grudge Match
Wednesday August 25th
7 p.m.

Be absolved of old grudges – large and small.

Bosses, baristas, bragelina, BP,
Hipsters, douchebags. HST.
Partners, colleagues, all your relations,
Public Transit, BC Ferries,
Cultural appropriation.

No grudge will be ignored.

Captain P a... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Exhibition To Be Destroyed, Again: From The Helen Pitt Gallery Archive

Friday Aug. 6th 2010 until Thu. August 26th
Curated by Rita O'Grady
Facilitated by Keith Higgins

This show will on during the August 6th city wide "Off the Grid" art crawl organized by Open Space whiz kids Aubrey Burke and Anna Bald. For more info visit http://www.openspace.ca


This will be a reconstruction of an episode from 1983, when the ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Hood Woad : FASTWURMS

Thursday Jul. 22nd 2010 until Tue. August 3rd
Tarot and divinatory readings Saturday, July 24 all evening and Sunday July 25 from afternoon into the evening. Times are approximate, do drop by.

The Ministry welcomes FASTWURMS for a weekend of participatory performance. FASTWURMS is an ongoing cultural project (1979- ), the trademark and the j... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Phil Osbourne vs Evan Locke!

Friday Jul. 9th 2010 until Wed. July 21st
Phil Osbourne has started Monster Party Gallery at 1322 Broad St, Studio D. Look for the sandwich board and head upstairs! Open most days 1-7pm
http://rabidshave.webs.com

Evan Locke will "...try and make a floating painting. It is a bit of a combination of an attempt to paint a cloud as well as ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Mystery Exhibition

Saturday Jun. 26th 2010 until Sat. June 26th
Opening June 26 at 8pm

????? ?? ???? ? ?????? ??? ?????? ????. ?? ???? ?? ? ???? ?? ?????????. ????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ???.
With live music! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Performance Actions : John G Boehme and friends

Friday Jun. 25th 2010 until Fri. June 25th
On Friday, June 25 around 5:30pm, the Ministry will stage a variety of performance actions that will continue for 2-3 hours.

The Ministry will become the first location of a performance/action event series that will occur once a month with an unknown number of participants where the site becomes ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

YES, YES We Can : Aubrey Burke

Thursday Jun. 17th 2010 until Thu. June 24th
Opening Thrusday, June 17
9:00pm to 11:00pm
Go to Xchanges for the opening of Scope first and then mosey down to the Ministry
Aubrey Burke works in house over a week on a project whose possible realization will charm likely all who witness it.

On Wenesday June 23 sometime after five pm, Aubrey... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

$20 Art Sale

Friday Jun. 11th 2010 until Fri. June 11th
The Ministry's block busting $20 Art Sale will once again take place Friday, June 11 starting at 8pm.

All works are $20. Confirmed artists include: Peter Sandmark, Hailey Finnigan, Ami Muranetz, Leslie Wiegand, FASTWURMS, Michael Comeau, Marlaina Buch, Ross Macaulay, Adam Ungstad and Jessica Rowl... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Jason Hanscom

Friday Jun. 4th 2010 until Fri. June 11th
It's great when artists display artist-like characteristics like spontaneity, responsiveness and ease with the unknown. Jason was given two days notice to organize a show went ahead, did just that. Even supplied this image. I like it when people say "ok!" instead of "I'm not ready!" Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Digital Time Capsule from a Really Weird Kid - Nov 21st @

Digital Time Capsule from a Really Weird Kid

Friday May. 28th 2010 until Thu. June 3rd
Erin Frayne has made digital drawings using obsolete computer "paint" programs since email was novelty. A recently recovered archive of bizarre observations from her 7 year old self has been converted from hard disks and printed, offering pixelated chunks of the random and often puzzling concerns of... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Leslie Wiegand : Family Reunion - Nov 21st @

Leslie Wiegand : Family Reunion

Friday May. 21st 2010 until Thu. May 27th
I’m Leslie Wiegand. Half of me was raised on a hobby-farm near Qualicum Beach, BC. That half runs naked through the alder and steals eggs from your chicken coop. The other half earned a BFA from the University of Victoria in 2003 with an honours in Visual Arts. It struggles with student loans and ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
BELTAIN 2010 PAGAN PARTY and ART SALE! - Nov 21st @

BELTAIN 2010 PAGAN PARTY and ART SALE!

Saturday May. 15th 2010 until Sat. May 15th
Like many pagan festivities, no one is really sure who made up Beltain, (the Celts? the Teutons?) what you're supposed to do (dance around a pole? light massive fires?) or when you're supposed to celebrate (May 1st? 15th? when the local hawthorn trees bloom?)


As cultureless moderns, we've decid... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
MICHAEL COMEAU poster show and sale - Nov 21st @

MICHAEL COMEAU poster show and sale

Friday May. 14th 2010 until Thu. May 20th
Michael Comeau has printed himself into a carpal tunnel. Inside that fantastic tunnel, you'll find a massive archive of posters from the Toronto music, comic, queer and film scenes - thousands of kung fu masters, pornicorns, gangsters, divas, space invaders and hot babes! This is the output of legen... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
NO FIXED ADDRESS - Nov 21st @

NO FIXED ADDRESS

Friday May. 7th 2010 until Fri. May 14th
Monday to Thursday May 10-13: Office Hours 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served each day at 4:00 pm.
Office Party and Book Launch by Perro Verlag Thursday, May 13 from 1:00 - 7:00 or 8:00 pm


THE INSTITUTE FOR THE SCIENCE OF IDENTITY is comprised of a nomadic band of inquirers working to... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Snake Mountain Logistics Group - Nov 21st @

Snake Mountain Logistics Group

Friday Apr. 30th 2010 until Thu. May 6th
Snake Mountain Logistics Group are a crack team of computer scientists, musicians and makers who through collective genius will turn the Ministry window into an interactive touch screen. You touch the window, crazy things happen. As simulated as bacon bits, SMLG's piece brings the fourth dimension a... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Sam Kinsley : Drawings - Nov 21st @

Sam Kinsley : Drawings

Friday Apr. 23rd 2010 until Thu. April 29th
Sam Kinsley is visiting Victoria and showing en route!

a counting
a visual representations of my accounts
counting out
account numbers
numbers of accounts
numbers in accounts

Some drawings reflecting my current financial identity. The sum of the arbitrary numbers given to attach me to my ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Cameron Kidd : Don't Try This at Home - Stick and Poke Organizational - Nov 21st @

Cameron Kidd : Don't Try This at Home - Stick and Poke Organizational

Friday Apr. 16th 2010 until Thu. April 22nd
Tattoo's by Cameron Kidd
Poster Design by John Ohrn
Stick and Poke Tattoo Parlour
Events and frolic all week, check:
http://stickandpoketattoo.blogspot.com/

Autoclaves are for paranoids! Cam tattoos the old fashioned way - with a beer at his side, bleach at his feet and even pressure in his h... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Lesson Plan - John Luna - Nov 21st @

Lesson Plan - John Luna

Friday Apr. 2nd 2010 until Thu. April 15th
At an undisclosed time I will present a lecture on the subject of the artist’s studio in the window space of the Ministry of Casual Living. As a record of the lecture, I will leave a chalkboard diagram and some demonstration paintings made during the course of the lecture. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Too Much of A Good Thing - Rachel Evans and kids!

Monday Mar. 22nd 2010 until Fri. April 2nd
"Too Much of A Good Thing" - A BC SPCA Kid's Club Art Exhibition

Rachel Evans says:

Hey, the BC SPCA Kids Club kids want you to spay or neuter your cat. Why? Because just one unspayed cat can result in 864 kittens in just 2 years! If her kittens have kittens - well you can imagine how many cat... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Dump Him/Dump Her - Nov 21st @

Dump Him/Dump Her

Friday Mar. 12th 2010 until Mon. March 22nd
An encouraging banner by Marlaina Buch
Everyone needs to dump someone in their lives - your lousy boy/girlfriend, your needy neighbour, 75% of your Facebook contacts, your boss, your concerned landlord, your Aquafit instructor. Allow this banner to inspire you to pull these people out of your life ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Oral Buffet | Fundraiser

Thursday Mar. 11th 2010 until Thu. March 11th
Oral Buffet - an eclectic night of storytelling and music
Hermann's Jazz Club - 753 View Street
Thursday March 11, 7 – 10pm

Tickets $10 advance or at the door

Joint production of the Ministry of Casual Living and the Slide Room Gallery

On Thursday, March 11th, Hermann's Jazz Club will b... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Brian MacDonald : Video Art Therapy #1: Journey to a Distant Planet - Nov 21st @

Brian MacDonald : Video Art Therapy #1: Journey to a Distant Planet

Saturday Mar. 6th 2010 until Wed. March 10th
multimedia work by Brian MacDonald

We will be having an opening for this work on Saturday, March 6 at 9pm. The exhibition will be up from March 6 to March 10.




Video Art Therapy #1: Journey to a Distant Planet is a self-help video for those wishing to escape the stress of menial employmen... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

June Higgins

Friday Feb. 26th 2010 until Tue. May 4th
An installation of objects exploring themes of nostalgia and hand-made versus mass produced. The objects are created from left-over craft and home project materials saved from destruction by combining them into hand-made, hand-sized preserves. The intimate sizes and tactile materials make the viewer... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

VanHalentine's Day Dance

Friday Feb. 12th 2010 until Fri. February 12th
Dance Dance Dance with Diamond Dave! Bring someone to objectify! Spandex mandatory! Hot licks! Noise! Party til the cops come then try to sneak into the Fifty Fifty! Get kicked out and eat pie at Paul's! Parade around in jumpsuits and high kick all the couples eating bruschetta! YEAR OF THE TIGER! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Photography by Mike McLean

Friday Feb. 12th 2010 until Thu. February 25th
A new photographic transparency produced from an image made during McLean's six week "residency" at the Royal British Columbia Museum in October, 2004. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Small Works : Liam Hanna-Lloyd - Nov 21st @

Small Works : Liam Hanna-Lloyd

Tuesday Jan. 26th 2010 until Wed. February 10th
Liam Hanna-Lloyd presents his new scavengings. He is a self-taught artist, who finds lessons in old movie posters, house sparrows, memories and the subconscience.

Closing reception on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 8pm. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Lee McClure might have an art show - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Lee McClure might have an art show

Saturday Jan. 23rd 2010 until Mon. January 25th
Lee McClure brought in three drawings for the walls of the Ministry. He brought them a week late. We still managed to have a lovely opening. We rented Air Guitar Nation as a back up plan. Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Saturday Jan. 23rd 2010 until Mon. January 25th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday Jan. 8th 2010 until Fri. January 15th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jeff Werner : Stacked the Living Room Along One Wall - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Jeff Werner : Stacked the Living Room Along One Wall

Friday Jan. 8th 2010 until Fri. January 15th
Designer Jeff Werner leaves us with a photo from his time in Amsterdam.After his roommates left for a weekend getaway, Jeff wrestled the entire contents of the house into a wall of consumer durables, took his picture among the material heap, rearranged everything exactly as it had been.

Werner li... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
ornaMENTAL & Xmas Respite Chamber - Nov 21st @

ornaMENTAL & Xmas Respite Chamber

Sunday Dec. 20th 2009 until Sun. December 20th
Ornaments and cards by artists

Hilarious and offensive handcrafted sentiments by artists instead of forgettable Ferrero Rocher
Enjoy our custom built "Xmas Respite Chamber" Tea House while you shop!

Meet Cultural Sector Leader Ross Macaulay who will be telling fortunes! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

BUY ART NOW

Sunday Dec. 13th 2009 until Sun. December 13th
The Ministry of Casual Living is a store selling affordable wares including:

rollerskates | oil paints | collages | montages | portfolios from college | handmade knits | vandalism kits | art supplies and solvents | weird ornaments | paintings | clothes | cartoons | tap shoes | a drop dead vintage... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Don't Say the C Word : Allison Blake - Nov 21st @

Don't Say the C Word : Allison Blake

Saturday Nov. 21st 2009 until Sat. December 5th
Vancouver's Allison Blake turns the Ministry of Casual Living into a giant fractal kaleidoscope.

Using plastic magnifying sheets cut and riveted together, Blake bends and warps the light of a ruby red chandelier.

Video by Exhibit V:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnhVubeKDfQ Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ready to Rumble : Megan Dickie - Nov 21st @

Ready to Rumble : Megan Dickie

Thursday Oct. 29th 2009 until Thu. November 19th
Installation by Megan Dickie

Ready to Rumble turns the austerity of architecture into a flaccid opponent. The installation consists of a floor to ceiling interactive sculpture and a continuously looped video. Witness the wrestling match between the artist and the wax brick sculpture as it hovers ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Oct. 29th 2009
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Steven Hubert : THIS AND THEN THIS AND THEN THIS BUT NOT THIS OR THIS - Nov 21st @

Steven Hubert : THIS AND THEN THIS AND THEN THIS BUT NOT THIS OR THIS

Friday Oct. 2nd 2009 until Thu. October 22nd
Installation by Steven Hubert

In the window of Ministry of Casual Living, between the dates October 2nd and 22nd, a new painting for every day of the exhibition This And Then This And Then This But Not This Or This will be brightly lit and visible from the street. The small portrait-oriented canv... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

$40*Art Sale

Wednesday Sep. 30th 2009 until Wed. September 30th
*All works are available for the price of $20 or $40. At least $20 goes to Ministry of Casual Living. If works are purchased for $40, the artist will receive $20. The choice is left to the buyer whether or not the artist is paid for their work.


The fundraiser is September 30 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
The Queen's Eyes : Micheal Drebert - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

The Queen's Eyes : Micheal Drebert

Thursday Sep. 10th 2009 until Thu. October 1st
Performance and Works by Micheal Drebert Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Thursday Sep. 10th 2009 until Thu. October 1st
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
La Perruque: Hailey Finnigan - Nov 21st @

La Perruque: Hailey Finnigan

Thursday Jul. 23rd 2009
There will be a Mailing Party on July 31st to finish off the show. As you can see, the drawings fit nicely into envelopes. Bring 54 cents and Hailey will mail one of your choosing to you. Be there or be square!

http://thephart.blogspot.ca/2009/07/hailey-finnigans-la-perruque-at.html Read More
- 2009-07-31
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Barbeque - Nov 21st @

Barbeque

Sunday Jul. 19th 2009
Okay, it's a clean up barbeque. You clean, then you barbeque. And I'll be the first to say the Ministry is in dire need of a spring cleaning. Bring gloves, and some studly construction gear. Maybe bring a truck if you've got one too. Out with the old and in with the new! Read More
1:00pm - 11:59pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
$20 Dollar Art Sale - Nov 21st @

$20 Dollar Art Sale

Friday Jul. 17th 2009
One night only! Twenty bones will buy you some fun small art. Or if you're really lacking some greenery, consider this a free show!

Let's save some money!

http://thephart.blogspot.ca/2009/07/20-art-sale-at-ministry-of-casual.html Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Our Relative Dramas of Hope and Fear : Sarah Turner

Friday Jun. 26th 2009
Sarah Turner "Our relative dramas of hope and fear"
Opening night Friday June 26th, evening.
Show runs June 26 - July 15, 2009
Ministry of Casual Living, 1442 Haultain Street. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky : Carpet World - Nov 21st @

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky : Carpet World

Sunday Jan. 11th 2009
January 11 - 31, 2009

Since 2004, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky have produced a body of work ranging from Thirty Foot Yawl (collapsible) - a fragile, hollow sailboat built of veneer - to foil casts of automobiles and intimately scaled sculptures of mundane objects such as coffee cups. Their... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Monday Dec. 1st 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens : Sesame Street Economics - Nov 21st @

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens : Sesame Street Economics

Monday Dec. 1st 2008
December 1 - 17, 2008

During this time of global financial crisis, it seems like economists
are everywhere – in the newspaper, on the television, even at your
kitchen table – gleefully speaking in their own special brand of
technical jargon. So for their exhibition at the Ministry for Casu... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Alison MacTaggart : You and I - Nov 21st @

Alison MacTaggart : You and I

Friday Nov. 14th 2008
November 14 - 27

The Tuning-Fork-Like Apparatus and its embodiments in Prototype A and Prototype B were developed to solve a particular conundrum: How does one build an object that enables a person to talk back to another; and an object, that in doing so, calls attention to both persons and the e... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Marlene Bouchard & Michael Jess :  MAP - Nov 21st @

Marlene Bouchard & Michael Jess : MAP

Thursday Oct. 30th 2008
October 30 - November 12, 2008

Reminiscent of Buckminster Fuller's alternative sectional arrangement of a geographic placement this project utilizes the map as an agent for re-interpretation. Even accross seemingly exhausted grounds, maps uncover realities previously unseen or unimagined. In atte... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Farheen HaQ - Remember - Nov 21st @

Farheen HaQ - Remember

Wednesday Oct. 15th 2008
Oct 15 - 29

Remember is a simple yet evocative video triptych that invites viewers into a meditative space. The installation explores simple gestures with the tasbeeh (Islamic prayer beads) as a way to perform, deconstruct and create ritual. The individual beads of the tasbeeh become metaphors fo... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

100% Mexicano - New Animation from Mexico : Curated by Jose Luis Campos Guizar

Friday Sep. 19th 2008
Sept 19 - 27, Viewable Nightly 7pm - 11pm

This project is presented in conjunction with the 10th annual Antimatter Film Festival in Victoria, BC.

Originating from the febrile terrain of la frontera of Baja California and reaching deep into the heart of Mexico (and beyond), a new wave of award-... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kevin Murphy : March 2008 - The continuous ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean near Tofino - Nov 21st @

Kevin Murphy : March 2008 - The continuous ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean near Tofino

Friday Aug. 29th 2008
Aug 29 - Sept 18, 2008

March 2008: The continuous ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean near Tofino features Kevin Murphy's inflatable painting of the same title. Exploring the commodification of nature through the ubiquitous Canadian 'wilderness'image, the work appropriates the calendar landscape, r... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Colin Miner : Dark Room 14 - Nov 21st @

Colin Miner : Dark Room 14

Friday Aug. 8th 2008
Aug 8 - 28


Dark Room 14 features the recent sculpture-based work of Colin Miner. Miner’s poly-urethane and paint objects reflect the dislocation between the real and imaginary aspects of the photographic record. Through the process of replication, objects such as the film canister, tongs or d... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Stephanie Bjornson : Ultra Coordinated Sportswear for the fashion conscious _______. - Nov 21st @

Stephanie Bjornson : Ultra Coordinated Sportswear for the fashion conscious _______.

Saturday Jul. 26th 2008
July 26 - Aug 7, Reception Friday Aug 1, 8pm

Perry Ellis’ statement regarding 1980’s ladies casual fashion was: “Ultra coordinated sports wear for the status conscious girl.” A plethora of very expensive cashmere and cotton sweaters, paired with tennis outfits, pastels with white piping a... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Debra Wertman : SUPERBEAST - Nov 21st @

Debra Wertman : SUPERBEAST

Monday Jul. 7th 2008
July 7 - 23, Opening Friday July 11, 8pm

Image "Bob" Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Evan Locke : Constructivision - Nov 21st @

Evan Locke : Constructivision

Friday Jun. 27th 2008 until Sun. July 6th
Opening June 27, 7pm

These "new visual solutions" look at our society's Materialistic tendencies and the fetishistic objectification of the object. The paintings invert their utopian Constructivist inspiration in the adjunct, and contradictory expression of both material centricity and visual/ret... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday Jun. 13th 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Scott Evans : Glass City

Friday Jun. 13th 2008 until Thu. June 26th
Scott Evans enthusiastically attended high-school art classes, but he was not popular with his art teachers because of a seemingly anarchist attitude toward creativity. Evans was not popular with his instructors at the Emily Carr College of Art either, because of his fixation with making art from ju... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Off The Grid Art Crawl - Nov 21st @

Off The Grid Art Crawl

Friday May. 23rd 2008
Off The Grid Art Crawl

Date: Friday, May 23, 2008, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Art enthusiasts, curious citizens and the general public are caravanned through the streets of Victoria’s inner core and visited the 9 centers that participated in this program. Victoria had an opportunity to learn about the... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Miles Collyer : Home-made Home-grown - Nov 21st @

Miles Collyer : Home-made Home-grown

Friday May. 16th 2008
May 16 - 29, Opening May 16, 8pm

Home-made Home-grown is a series of hand-stitched felt flags. These are the flags of sub-national organizations who use sophisticated and contrasting means to seek attention and signal their individuality, both in traditional and modern ways. The authority and leg... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kyath Battie : Next to Nothing - Nov 21st @

Kyath Battie : Next to Nothing

Friday May. 2nd 2008 until Thu. May 8th
May 2 - 8

For years, Langford has been a working class town, a place of pawn shops, big trucks and dense Douglas Fir Forests. Centred between the base of Malahat Mountain and the edge of the Trans Canada Highway - a place close to expansive mountainous rocks and trees, but away from anything cons... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday May. 2nd 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Shepherd : Messenger of Death - Nov 21st @

Shawn Shepherd : Messenger of Death

Friday May. 2nd 2008
May 2 - 15 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday Apr. 18th 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Cameron MacDonald : Liquidation (Invasive Species) - Nov 21st @

Cameron MacDonald : Liquidation (Invasive Species)

Friday Apr. 18th 2008
April 18 - May 1, 2008

Liquidation is and ongoing project by Vancouver artist Cameron MacDonald. It examines various issues such as over fishing, globalization and food security by imagining a world where all commercial fisheries have died out, and greedy corporations have caught and canned all t... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Hailey Finnigan : School Sucks Forever - Nov 21st @

Hailey Finnigan : School Sucks Forever

Friday Nov. 30th 2007
November 30 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Vera Wise : For The Love Of It

Friday Oct. 19th 2007 until Mon. October 29th
Vera Wise is an amateur painter of the purest kind; she is so involved with her subject that any consideration of talent or skill is irrelevant. She just paints what she sees and loves - for the love of it. Except for a few week long workshops in watercolour painting years ago, she is self taught. S... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Drifters & Losers: Slim Sandy Band - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Drifters & Losers: Slim Sandy Band

Friday Oct. 12th 2007
Slim Sandy performs an unplugged show for the "drifters & Losers" comic art show. Read More
Free
9 pm - 10 pm doors at 8 pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Monday Sep. 17th 2007
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Apple Matthews : Brush the Crocodiles Teeth - Nov 21st @

Apple Matthews : Brush the Crocodiles Teeth

Friday Sep. 14th 2007
Sept 14 - 21 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Sheperd : Mini Palimpsest - Nov 21st @

Shawn Sheperd : Mini Palimpsest

Friday Aug. 24th 2007
August 24-September 6 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

LOFOARFA : Ministry of Casual Living Booth at Open Space

Friday Aug. 17th 2007
August 17- 18 Read More
@  Open Space
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Video Screening by Caleb Beyers - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Video Screening by Caleb Beyers

Monday Aug. 6th 2007
Monday August 6, 9pm

1442 Haultain St.

workbench

July 13 - August 11, 2007

Opening Art Crawl
Friday July 13
6:00 The Ministry of Casual Living - 1442 Haultain St.
7:30 the fifty fifty arts collective - 2516 Douglas St.
9:00 Open Space - 510 Fort St.

Summer Camp
Monday evening act... Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Marcy Graham and Jonathan Lawless : Hot Pink Whale

Friday Aug. 3rd 2007
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Film by Pål Gusdal Jomås - Nov 21st @

Film by Pål Gusdal Jomås

Friday Jul. 27th 2007
Film by Pål Gusdal Jomås
Screenings, July 27 - August 3
Opening Reception: Friday 27, 8pm
Talk: 9pm

Artist, Collaborators and Participants in Attendance.

All are welcome.

My film Ministry of Casual Living, was made in collaboration with the Ministry of Casual Living in January 2007 as ... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Untitled Show - Nov 21st @

Untitled Show

Saturday Jul. 21st 2007
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ted Hiebert - Unbecoming (Wolfskin Self Portraits) - Nov 21st @

Ted Hiebert - Unbecoming (Wolfskin Self Portraits)

Friday Jul. 20th 2007
July 20 - 26

http://www.tedhiebert.net/site/

Image "Negative5" Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Marlana Buch : B-Sides

Friday Jul. 13th 2007
July 13-19

B-sides Featuring Marlaina Buch
in conjunction with Workbench

http://openspace.ca/web/index.php?itemid=85 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
FREDRIK AXWIK The Minister of Art and Jump : Artist Talk and Screening - Nov 21st @

FREDRIK AXWIK The Minister of Art and Jump : Artist Talk and Screening

Monday Jul. 9th 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007, 9pm

Artist Talk and Video Screening

In conjunction with:

Take That! Performance Art Event http://www.openspace.ca

Image "Take That" Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Barret Russel : Easy Magic Machine

Friday Jul. 6th 2007
July 6-12 Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Amy Brener : Wither Weather

Friday Jun. 22nd 2007
June 22 - 28

Paintings and sculpture

Opening Friday June, 22 at 8pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

HALF MINUTE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL curated by Ross Macaulay

Monday Jun. 18th 2007
Monday June 18, 8pm

"You think it would be hard to fuck up thirty seconds" - Bamsey Franks Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Naomi Borisenko : The Conversation, The Kiss

Friday Jun. 15th 2007
June 15 - 21

A collection of exquisite corpses & book launch

Opening Friday 15 at 8pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Michelle Huang & Cindy Hung : Window Shopping - Nov 21st @

Michelle Huang & Cindy Hung : Window Shopping

Friday Jun. 8th 2007
June 8 - 14 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Micheal BenneyWorth -   Definition of Communication - Nov 21st @

Micheal BenneyWorth - Definition of Communication

Friday Jun. 1st 2007
June 1 - 7 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Micheal Flaherty : Bicycle Rehabilitation Project A Traveling Interactive Art Piece - Nov 21st @

Micheal Flaherty : Bicycle Rehabilitation Project A Traveling Interactive Art Piece

Monday May. 28th 2007
May 28 - 31 Daily

May 29 - 31 The Ministry of Casual Living. Daily
June 1, 2 Open Space. Daily. Artist Talk Saturday, June 2, 12pm.

Opening:
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
8:00pm @ Open Space

Bicycle Rehabilitation Project Website
Open Space Arts Society

The Ministry of Casual Living would li... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jocelyn Beyak : Mural-sized photography and Polaroid-based images - Nov 21st @

Jocelyn Beyak : Mural-sized photography and Polaroid-based images

Friday May. 18th 2007
May 18

Opening:
Friday, May 18, 2007
8:00pm - 10:00pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
RAW MATERIALS - a thrift store score event hosted by the Scheisse Wives - Nov 21st @

RAW MATERIALS - a thrift store score event hosted by the Scheisse Wives

Saturday May. 12th 2007
May 12

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday May 12th
1442 Haultain

paint - brushes - books - picture frames - houseware - clothes - jewelry & more
plus: hell passports and ministry catalogues by perro verlag artists

A fundraiser for the Ministry of Casual Living Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Brian Lee MacNevin : Come from away... - Nov 21st @

Brian Lee MacNevin : Come from away...

Friday Apr. 27th 2007
"come from away" is an expression used in the Maritime for someone who is a visitor and wasn't born there...

the 8 traditional homes of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia are the starting point for this graphic 'quilt painting' and ceramic works to go with the ceramic 'house buckets' in the window I placed t... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Bamsey Franks : Ride the green wave - Nov 21st @

Bamsey Franks : Ride the green wave

Friday Apr. 13th 2007
April 13 - 26

Who is Bamsey Franks? Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Zoe Kreye : Dedicated to you - Nov 21st @

Zoe Kreye : Dedicated to you

Friday Mar. 30th 2007
March 30 - April 5

http://dedicatedtoyou-victoria.blogspot.com/

The Ministry of Casual Living, March 30-April 5
1442 Haultain St.
Opening, Friday March 30, 8pm

Anonymous said...
I had never noticed before that this island looks like an elephant or a woolly mammoth or a rhinoceros.
48°2... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Ministry's Fifth Anniversary: The Great Giffoni, Imps, Run Chico Run, fiNal sSPIn, HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Wednesday Mar. 14th 2007
$6.00
9:00 - 1:00 doors at 8:00
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Tunnel of Love * Valentines Day Extravaganza!: David P. Smith

Wednesday Feb. 14th 2007
Valentines Day Extravaganza!
Dare to enter the Tunnel of Love and be prepared to be serenaded by the wonderful, amazing accordion wizard David P. Smith!
Other fun attractions include customized love poems, a giant chalkboard that you stick your head through, a fake
candle-lit dinner (photo ops), ... Read More
Free
8:30ish - 10:30 doors at 8pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Eric Volet : Nomads - Nov 21st @

Eric Volet : Nomads

Sunday Feb. 4th 2007
Paintings by Eric Volet Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Rene Maisner : Sunflorium & Other Bloomsdays - Nov 21st @

Rene Maisner : Sunflorium & Other Bloomsdays

Friday Jan. 12th 2007
Jan 12 - 18

Photo based works by Rene Maisner Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
SCART - Young Scandanavian Art - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

SCART - Young Scandanavian Art

Saturday Dec. 16th 2006
Artists:

Eva Björkstrand
Carl-Johan Engberg
Olle Essvik
Nina Lassila
Mateusz Pozar
Jim Thorell

Dec16th - Dec 29th Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Stephanie Rochman : Light Pain

Friday Dec. 8th 2006
Dec 8 - 15

Small paintings on wood panels. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kirtley Jarvis : Nepotism + Film by Rob Nelson - Nov 21st @

Kirtley Jarvis : Nepotism + Film by Rob Nelson

Friday Nov. 24th 2006
Textile Works by Kirtley Jarvis
Film by Rob Nelson Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

The Thing : Lucy Pullen

Monday Oct. 30th 2006 until Sat. November 4th
Launch, Oct 30, 7-9pm Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Remember : Farheen HaQ - Nov 21st @

Remember : Farheen HaQ

Sunday Oct. 15th 2006 until Sun. October 29th
This video projection is viewable from 6pm - 10pm daily.

Remember is a simple yet evocative video triptych that invites viewers into a meditative space. The installation explores simple gestures with the tasbeeh (Islamic prayer beads) as a way to perform, deconstruct and create ritual. The indiv... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Things I Can Put On My Head : Peter Kingstone - Nov 21st @

Things I Can Put On My Head : Peter Kingstone

Friday Jun. 30th 2006 until Fri. July 14th
Things I Can Put On My Head is a photo series of large diptychs. These photos are a play between basement amateur pornography and furniture design. Each piece of furniture the model is lounging upon is of design note- from the dining room table LC10-P designed by Le Corbusier, to the couch “Andy... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Shepherd : Facades - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Shawn Shepherd : Facades

Friday Jun. 16th 2006 until Fri. June 30th
Installation and Drawings by Shawn Shepherd Read More
All Day, Every Day
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Zoetropes w. Aston Coles - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Zoetropes w. Aston Coles

Friday May. 12th 2006 until Mon. May 23rd
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Book Chair - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Book Chair

Monday May. 1st 2006 until Wed. May 31st
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Absurd Process: Jeff Stuckel - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Absurd Process: Jeff Stuckel

Saturday Feb. 25th 2006 until Sun. March 5th
New Sculptural / Paper work. Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Imposter : Wesley Mulvin - Nov 21st @

Imposter : Wesley Mulvin

Saturday Feb. 11th 2006
IMPOSTER: artist's statement

"IMPOSTER is a sculptural installation that hangs from the roof of the Ministry of Casual Living. Made from wood discs and steel tubing the sculpture is reflected on the sidewalk in matching coloured discs made from coloured gaffer tape.

The idea came from a quick... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Fun,Fun,Fun! with: The Pickles, Ratapult

Saturday Dec. 31st 2005
Art Opening -- I Can Almost See Home From Here! -- Emily Jarvis Gooddenough Read More
Free
8:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Young Scandinavian Artists SCART

Friday Dec. 16th 2005 until Thu. December 29th
Curated by Ian Campbell

SCART is an exhibition of emerging artists working out of Goteborg, Sweden. These works reflect the unique attitude towards contemporary art practices that those nordic artists display. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Rene Maisner : 12trans4mations 3 each - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Rene Maisner : 12trans4mations 3 each

Friday Nov. 11th 2005
Nov 11 - 24 Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
A Bakesale and Fundraiser - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

A Bakesale and Fundraiser

Friday Oct. 28th 2005
The Ministry of Casual Living and The Church of Satan present a Bakesale and Fundraiser.
Complimentary refreshments served at 8pm Read More
8pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
It's Not You, It's Me. - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

It's Not You, It's Me.

Saturday Oct. 22nd 2005 until Sun. November 27th
Kirsten Wright presents self portraits for her birthday. Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Final Movie Screening

Monday Oct. 3rd 2005
the final screening for this year is october 3, so be sure to make it out.

films start at 9.30 and a chair and / or blanket is suggested.

admission is free or by donation, and the popcorn is free. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Aston Coles : Close Proximity - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Aston Coles : Close Proximity

Saturday Oct. 1st 2005 until Fri. October 7th
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Rose Dickson : Woodweave

Friday Sep. 30th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Homeless Homes for the Homeless - Nov 21st @

Homeless Homes for the Homeless

Friday Sep. 23rd 2005
Sept 23 - 29

"There is one I between realty and reality." Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jason W. Fowler Fitzpatrick :  project iloveyou - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Jason W. Fowler Fitzpatrick : project iloveyou

Friday Sep. 9th 2005 until Mon. September 19th
A site responsive project on-going since 2004 Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

David Gifford : Sea Monkeys

Friday Sep. 2nd 2005
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Aaron Carpenter : The New Brutalist

Friday Aug. 26th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Mark Schmiedl : Beetle Dance - Nov 21st @

Mark Schmiedl : Beetle Dance

Friday Aug. 19th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Wax Mannequin with others! - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Wax Mannequin with others!

Sunday Aug. 14th 2005
7pm
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Mike Furtado : Sunshine Springs

Friday Aug. 12th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Lyle Shultz : Ocean Retarded / Strange Stories From the Frozen Desert - Nov 21st @

Lyle Shultz : Ocean Retarded / Strange Stories From the Frozen Desert

Friday Aug. 5th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

A Ministry Of Casual Living Fundraiser with...: vincat, Kelly Harris, Nick Thorton, The Best

Thursday Aug. 4th 2005
@  Victoria Event Centre
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Cloé Smith : Fiddlesticks

Friday Jul. 29th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
The Gruff with Old Man Luedecke - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

The Gruff with Old Man Luedecke

Thursday Jul. 28th 2005
Victoria Country Folk band The Gruff performs with Nova Scotia artist Old Man Luedecke on his CD Release Tour of BC. http://www.thegruff.com http://www.oldmanluedecke.com Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Chris Shoust : In The Flesh no. 9 - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Chris Shoust : In The Flesh no. 9

Friday Jul. 8th 2005 until Thu. July 14th
A single large scale painting in the Ministry of Casual Living Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Man vs. Food : films curated by Irene

Monday Jul. 4th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ty Danylchuk - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Ty Danylchuk

Friday Jul. 1st 2005 until Sun. July 31st
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Francis Mahon and Kirstie Loudon

Friday Jul. 1st 2005
July 1 - 8

Paintings and Photographs

w/ Monograph by Ali Donnelly Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

New Research In Colour/Sound Therapy : Emily Gooden

Wednesday Jun. 29th 2005
June 29 - July 1 Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Incredible Feats : Films Curated by Irene Bindi

Monday Jun. 27th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Badweather : Curated By Irene Bindi

Monday Jun. 20th 2005
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Brittany Mitchell : Bloomed Abstract Colourfields

Friday Jun. 17th 2005
June 19 - 29 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

McLeave Gallery of Fine Art Suitcase Tour

Friday Jun. 10th 2005
June 10 - 17 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

New Painting by Chris Shoust

Tuesday Jun. 7th 2005 until Sun. July 17th
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Kelly Jazvac : Knock Off Walls - Nov 21st @

Kelly Jazvac : Knock Off Walls

Sunday Jun. 5th 2005
Jun 5 - 18

Part of the McCleave Gallery of Fine Art Cross - Canada Tour. http://www.mccleavegallery.ca Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Mobile Mail Art Gallery : Curated by Jo Cook - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Mobile Mail Art Gallery : Curated by Jo Cook

Friday May. 20th 2005 until Fri. June 3rd
a two week exhibition at the Ministry of Casual Living with 150 artists' postcard mail art projects posted in response to an international call for submissions. Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Tyler Hodgins : Please Try Again - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Tyler Hodgins : Please Try Again

Friday Apr. 22nd 2005
Apr 22 - 30 Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Vrinda Conroy : Fangs Birds Bombs and Wheat - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Vrinda Conroy : Fangs Birds Bombs and Wheat

Friday Apr. 8th 2005
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Bicycle Nights Carnival, a fundraiser for otesha project with a number of entertaining performers.: jokers wild

Friday Mar. 18th 2005
This is on Haultain St. Free flowing party action Read More
17:00 - 00:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

A Ministry Fundraiser, outdoor show and Vegetarian BBQ: Thanksgiving, Chet, Run Chico Run, Burquitlam Plaza, Owls

Tuesday Mar. 15th 2005
Vegetarian BBQ starts at 5:00 Read More
$8
6:00 - 12:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Hive Creative Labs and The Ministry of Casual Living
Jordan Whyte : Tesla - Nov 21st @

Jordan Whyte : Tesla

Monday Feb. 28th 2005
Feb 28 - Mar 9 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ty Danylchuk : The Old Bread Ends Show - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Ty Danylchuk : The Old Bread Ends Show

Friday Feb. 25th 2005 until Thu. March 3rd
Mixed Media Collage Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Tuesday Feb. 15th 2005
David Fotheringham Gifford and Meagan Leigh Smith
MARRIED
@ The Ministry of Casual Living
1442 Haultain Street, Victoria BC Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Wedding : David Gifford and Meaghan Smith - Nov 21st @

Wedding : David Gifford and Meaghan Smith

Tuesday Feb. 15th 2005
David Fotheringham Gifford &
Meagan Leigh Smith - A wedding at the Ministry

There will be an official ceremony with a Judge, music, refreshments, and much fun and delight....
You could bring a bottle of wine in case the wedding party should run out of their supply.

Dress Warm! Read More
6pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Roy Green : Zen in da Klownz - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Roy Green : Zen in da Klownz

Friday Dec. 31st 2004
Birthday / New Years Eve Party Read More
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Portrathon & Fixed Gambling - Nov 21st @

Portrathon & Fixed Gambling

Saturday Dec. 18th 2004
An evening fundraiser to support the gallery! Read More
6pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Jo Cook : Natural History - Nov 21st @

Jo Cook : Natural History

Friday Dec. 17th 2004 until Thu. December 30th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Chris Gillespie : Room Of Snow

Friday Dec. 10th 2004 until Thu. December 16th
Miniature sculptural installation occupies the space of The Ministry of Casual Living; scale, space, plot, narrative, characters, drama and mystery all enclosed in an empty geography. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Casually Improvised Music - Nov 21st @

Casually Improvised Music

Sunday Dec. 5th 2004
One or two sundays a month!
FREE!
First show ever, Dec. 5th, 2004 Read More
7pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Shepherd : Parts - Nov 21st @

Shawn Shepherd : Parts

Friday Dec. 3rd 2004 until Wed. December 8th
"Parts" is an installation about parts. Parts of the investigative artistic process. Parts of commercial advertising fonts used as templates for structural forms and graphic lines. Parts of recycled cardboard and paint used to construct an idea. The viewer takes part in the environment which reflect... Read More
Daily 4 - 6pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
the Animilia Donationaiser - Nov 21st @ 1442 Haultain Street

the Animilia Donationaiser

Friday Nov. 26th 2004 until Thu. December 2nd
In celebration of the holiday season, the Ministry
hosts a boat load of artists presenting works with the
theme of animals. Buy your loved one a pet for
Christmas! Everything sells for a cool 20 bones!
All proceeds go to that strange little place at 1442
Haultain St., which if filled to the bri... Read More
Gallery open daily from 3 - 6pm
@  1442 Haultain Street
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Roselie Matchett - Short : Peep Boxes - Nov 21st @

Roselie Matchett - Short : Peep Boxes

Friday Nov. 12th 2004 until Thu. November 18th
Private Space, Public Space. Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Casper Haight : All My Friends Think I'm Ugly! - Nov 21st @

Casper Haight : All My Friends Think I'm Ugly!

Friday Nov. 5th 2004 until Thu. November 11th
A one week display of in gallery painting.
Come see how ugly I really am!! Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
The Ministry Presents a Super Scary Punk Rock Show featuring David P. Smith and The Pickles and more - Nov 21st @

The Ministry Presents a Super Scary Punk Rock Show featuring David P. Smith and The Pickles and more

Sunday Oct. 31st 2004
October 31 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Special Spooky Window Display Made by the Fine Ministry Lovers

Friday Oct. 22nd 2004
October 22 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Andrew Hidreth : Bitch to Some Ugly Spirits - Nov 21st @

Andrew Hidreth : Bitch to Some Ugly Spirits

Friday Oct. 15th 2004
October 15 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Rene Maisner

Friday Oct. 8th 2004
October 8-14 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Aston Coles

Friday Oct. 1st 2004
October 1-7 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

April

Thursday Sep. 23rd 2004
September 23-29 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Damaris & Sean : Found Photos - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Damaris & Sean : Found Photos

Friday Sep. 17th 2004 until Thu. September 23rd
@  Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Easy - Bake - Oven - Off - Nov 21st @ 1442 Haultain Street

Easy - Bake - Oven - Off

Sunday Sep. 12th 2004
BBQ and Merchandise Sale Read More
4pm
@  1442 Haultain Street
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
MOCL's FLEECE the MEECE: Ghosts, Run Chico Run, Lakeboat, Sound Stories, Laser, The Pickles, marching in one spot, And More... - Nov 21st @ Open Space

MOCL's FLEECE the MEECE: Ghosts, Run Chico Run, Lakeboat, Sound Stories, Laser, The Pickles, marching in one spot, And More...

Saturday Sep. 11th 2004
This is a funrazor for the Minisrty of Casual Living, there will be, in addition to the musical acts:
Magic
Carnival Booths (you have to come to find out...)
Lots of fun and spontaneous ridiculessness Read More
$5 min donation
7 - ?
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
My name is scot & leannej : Your Next - Nov 21st @ 1442 Haultain Street

My name is scot & leannej : Your Next

Friday Sep. 10th 2004 until Thu. September 16th
It's a show about the end of the world, well, sort of, and all you have to do is show up! Join my name is scot and leannej at the Ministry for Casual Living on September 10th at 8pm to find those missing links between opening nights, creative heights and human rights. It may not be too late to chang... Read More
@  1442 Haultain Street
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Alisdair McRae

Thursday Sep. 2nd 2004
September 2-8 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Saiid

Friday Aug. 20th 2004
August 20-September 1 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Camera Obscura

Saturday Aug. 14th 2004
August 14-19 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Doug Jarvis

Friday Jul. 23rd 2004
July 23-29 Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Igor Santizo

Friday Jul. 9th 2004
Jule 9-22 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

TBA

Friday Jul. 2nd 2004
July 2-8 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Igor Santizo - Pith

Saturday Jun. 26th 2004
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

MOCL Fundraiser Fashion Sale/Boutique Gallery

Friday Jun. 25th 2004
June 25-July 1 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Mat Stockholder/Andy Surgoner

Friday Jun. 18th 2004
June 18-24 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Shana Lapenski

Friday Jun. 11th 2004
June 11-17 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Marlene Yuen

Friday Jun. 4th 2004
June 4-10 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Counting Beans for Aliens - Clusterjunk

Friday May. 28th 2004
Installation Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

WEDDING!

Sunday Feb. 15th 2004
February 15 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Nicholas Robins: Art Opening and Publication Launch

Wednesday Feb. 11th 2004 until Tue. February 17th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Mark Neufeld : Decoy - Collaborative Installation Project

Saturday Jan. 31st 2004 until Fri. February 6th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Todd A. Davis : Ode : To Bob & Dot

Friday Jan. 23rd 2004 until Fri. January 30th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Carey Ann Schaefer : Weeds

Friday Jan. 2nd 2004 until Tue. January 8th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Ewoks Invade Victoria: The Ewoks

Saturday Oct. 11th 2003
Special thanks-giving show at "The Ministry". Bring a turkey sandwich and pay double. Read More
$3
8:00 pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Presented by: tommy lacroix

Erin Fraser : At The Ministry of Casual Living

Friday Sep. 26th 2003 until Thu. October 9th
nteractive performance/installation with UVIC MFA Erin Fraiser in attendance.refreshments.everyone welcome.free admission

Presented by: Tommy Lacroix

I had a beef in for stuff when Erin Fraser showed up here. I arrived to see the affairs to the operation in tatters. A gallery near ruin, ravage... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Ashton Coles : Entomology - Nov 21st @

Ashton Coles : Entomology

Friday Aug. 8th 2003 until Fri. August 15th
Sculpture by Ashton Coles Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
How-to Window Installation and Flip Book: Doug Jarvis - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

How-to Window Installation and Flip Book: Doug Jarvis

Friday Apr. 25th 2003 until Thu. May 1st
How-to:
An expression of subjective perspective concerning refracted social constructs illuminates desires to dismantle processed notions of significant extreme Read More
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Jo Cook : A Room Without Experiences - Nov 21st @

Jo Cook : A Room Without Experiences

Friday Apr. 4th 2003 until Thu. April 17th
I think the gallery space as an agoraphobic relative who is afraid to leave the house. She is a room without experiences and has become dependent on me being the outside world in for her to learn about. During my residency at the Ministry I will be working with materials I find on the streets of the... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Tanja Kunz : Garden Variety - Nov 21st @

Tanja Kunz : Garden Variety

Friday Mar. 14th 2003 until Thu. March 20th
Paintings & Drawings by Tanja Kunz Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Denise St. Marie : Residential Experiences

Friday Jan. 24th 2003 until Sat. February 8th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Sheila ie : The Spelling of Disaster - Nov 21st @

Sheila ie : The Spelling of Disaster

Thursday Jan. 16th 2003 until Wed. January 22nd
Nothing spells disaster more succinctly than the global production, circulation and use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Foods.

Genetic Engineering in food, is the process of artificially modifying the natural gene information within a living organism. As an economic and political motivat... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
f.a.r.t creative culture : BIG HANDS little feet - Nov 21st @

f.a.r.t creative culture : BIG HANDS little feet

Friday Nov. 1st 2002 until Fri. November 15th
Comix, Art, Exhibit
curated by Gjen Snider
with contributions by artists:

Jo Cook (Hornby Island, BC), Gareth Gaudin (Victoria BC), Emily Gooden (Victoria BC), Ira Hunter (Victoria BC), Jason McLean (Vancouver BC), Owen Plummer (Vancouver BC), Andrew Surgenor (Victoria BC), Jeff Cebuliak (Vict... Read More
Open Daily 1 - 4pm
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Claire Wood : Decisions and Porcelain

Friday Oct. 4th 2002 until Fri. October 11th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Tamsin Clark : Things That Go Bump In The Night Or Billy You're So Far Away From Home

Thursday Sep. 19th 2002 until Thu. September 26th
16mm film by Tamsin Clark

Tamsin Clark is a Victoria-based visual artist who works primarily with photography and film. Her work is concerned with fear and whether or not there is a metaphysical presence inherent in places – and spaces. She has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Greater Victo... Read More
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Sue Guelke

Friday Aug. 23rd 2002 until Thu. September 5th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Jason McLean : Pennies in the Stream

Friday Aug. 2nd 2002 until Fri. August 9th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday Aug. 2nd 2002
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Laura De Decker : Phase 2 Inoculation

Friday Jul. 26th 2002 until Thu. August 1st
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Chai Duncan : TELE - cast

Friday Jul. 19th 2002 until Thu. July 25th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Andrew Taggart : Re: mote emote

Saturday Jun. 22nd 2002 until Fri. July 5th
@  1442 haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

New Poverty : Group Show

Saturday Jun. 8th 2002 until Thu. June 20th
@  1442 Haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Joel Hernan : Chance and Necessity

Saturday Jun. 1st 2002 until Fri. June 7th
Paint on Pavement Read More
@  1442 haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Ian Campell : Blueprints for Surviving the Coming Dark Times

Saturday May. 18th 2002 until Fri. May 24th
@  1442 haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Stephen B. Nguyen: ....Pictorial Boundaries

Friday May. 10th 2002 until Fri. May 17th
University of Victoria, A150, Visual Art Bldg.
with a Satellite project at the
Ministry of Casual Living artist run project center Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Steven Rayner : Paradise

Friday May. 3rd 2002 until Thu. May 9th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Wendy Welch : The White Project

Saturday Apr. 20th 2002 until Sat. April 27th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Stacia Verigan : The Invisible Shelf

Saturday Apr. 13th 2002 until Thu. April 18th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Jordan Mckenzie : The Organic Fireside

Friday Mar. 29th 2002 until Thu. April 11th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Tommy Lacroix : 3D or not 3D

Saturday Mar. 23rd 2002 until Thu. March 28th
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Jocelyn Stacia : Flirt

Friday Mar. 15th 2002 until Thu. March 21st
Video Installation Read More
@  1442 haultain
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

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