The Ministry of Casual Living (MoCL) is a registered non-profit society and a member of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres, exhibiting the works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists since March 2002 at 1442 Haultain St until 2012.
Established to provide artists from all disciplines with an accessible venue for experimentation, MoCL is committed to promoting critical, self-reflective discourse, and integrating the artistic process into all aspects of everyday life.
We are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We operate studios at 858 Devonshire Road, in the Esquimalt Industrial Park, and a window gallery generously donated by Cenote Restaurant in Millie's Lane.
If you want a show, pitch us something. We're interested in bright ideas, regardless of credentials. We never want to see your CV – ever. MoCL houses interesting things to look at, listen to and think about. We welcome your input - firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRD Arts & Culture Support Service
We acknowledge the support of the CRD Arts Commission through the Arts & Culture Support Service. The contributors are Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke and Southern Gulf Islands.
The Odeon Ally window gallery is generously donated by Cenote.
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(from left): MoCL Studios & Gallery; MoCL Window Gallery installation, "Soft Step" by Leah Hodge & Connor Charlsworth; Film + Sound I. screening; Photo "The Commons" Series by Libby Oliver
Meesh is a theatrical wild woman who freaks it creepy onstage and uses her puppets to mangle the norms.More Info...
Katie is a visitor on Lekwugen Territory. Focused on making weird and interesting photographs and collages. They are interested in building community and challenging the boundaries of art and life.More Info...