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2013

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
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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
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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
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Kenny Poppins : ART BLOCK - Nov 21st @ Ministry of Casual Living

Kenny Poppins : ART BLOCK

Friday Sep. 27th 2013 until Fri. October 11th
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Coming Up

Small Works Exhibition - Nov 21st @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Small Works Exhibition

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

Support local artists at this amazing one of a kind sale! All works 12x12" or smaller, all priced $100 or less. 100% of proceeds go to the artist. (Keep reading for our submission guidelines, deadline Nov. 20)

Openi... Read More
Free
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