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2017

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

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
@  The Ministry of Casual Living