The Ministry of Casual Living (MoCL) is an artist-run centre based in Victoria. 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 W̱SÁNEĆ peoples and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We currently operate a gallery and studios at 780 Blanshard St, and a window gallery generously donated by Cenote Restaurant in Millie's Lane, both in downtown Victoria.
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 - [email protected].
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