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2015

Audie Murray : Can I Squish Your Face? - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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 - Sep 22nd @ 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! - Sep 22nd @ 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

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