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2019

Film + Sound No. 5 INTERRUPT - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Film + Sound No. 5 INTERRUPT

Friday Nov. 8th
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES No. 5: INTERRUPT
@ MoCL Studios 858 Devonshire Road 8pm

Texturize, manipulate, get in front of, build up, become

The fifth in an ongoing series featuring avant garde and experimental film by celebrated international directors, surpr... Read More
By Donation
9 - 11 doors at 8
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Bridge Studio Crawl - MOCL Studios - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Bridge Studio Crawl - MOCL Studios

Friday Nov. 8th
OPEN STUDIOS! The Ministry of Casual Living artists will be participating in the BRIDGE Studio Crawl. For more information visit http://bridgestudiocrawl.weebly.com

Keith Baxter
Sabrina Blanchard
Kai Choufour
Audra Csak
Maddy Elia
Zola Kell
Naomi Kennedy
Leah McInnis
Chantal Solomon
Au... Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
There Were Four of Us: Cassie Shao - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

There Were Four of Us: Cassie Shao

Wednesday Oct. 16th until Sat. October 26th
In a room, there are four people. Shao explores and reflects contradictions in herself within the dream realm. Despite their abandonment in isolation and surreality her characters remain eternally unmoved by their peculiar situations. Shao blends digital and analogue materials to evoke otherworldly ... Read More
Free
Film + Sound No. 4 SILHOUETTE - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Film + Sound No. 4 SILHOUETTE

Friday Oct. 11th
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES No. 4: SILHOUETTE
@ MoCL Studios 858 Devonshire Road 8pm

Shape, outline, the body, the binary, peeking into other people's windows at night, inventing our own truths, celebrating the shadows

Film + Sound is an ongoing series featuri... Read More
By Donation
9 - 11 doors at 8
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
It’s A Guy Thing: Clare Thomas - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

It’s A Guy Thing: Clare Thomas

Saturday Sep. 21st until Sat. October 12th
It’s a Guy Thing is a series of paintings and embroideries about domesticity and female identity. The series came out of Thomas’s lifelong love of pattern and an interest in the historical use of homilies and religious platitudes in women’s domestic embroidery. Both paintings and embroideries ... Read More
Free
SUBLUNARY: A night Of Extraordinary Art: Maddy Elia, Zola Kell, Aimée Lévesque, Sabrina Blanchard, Anne-Marie Fortin, Aimée van Drimmelen, Ashley Ohtsijah Hall - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

SUBLUNARY: A night Of Extraordinary Art: Maddy Elia, Zola Kell, Aimée Lévesque, Sabrina Blanchard, Anne-Marie Fortin, Aimée van Drimmelen, Ashley Ohtsijah Hall

Friday Aug. 30th until Sun. September 1st
SUBLUNARY: An exhibition featuring new experimental art by seven talented artists

Maddy Elia
Zola Kell
Aimée Lévesque
Sabrina Blanchard
Anne-Marie Fortin
Aimée van Drimmelen
Ashley Ohtsijah Hall

MoCL Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening Friday August 30th
Viewing: Sat, Aug 31th, Sun, S... Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Wolves: Mitchell Villa - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Wolves: Mitchell Villa

Friday Aug. 30th until Fri. September 20th
Mitchell Villa's process follows movement, while his brush stroke reflects his subjects in motion. Villa works in layers, applying, reapplying, and distorting. Sections of the canvas seem like spliced film frames, while others imply motion blur, collage, trace-lines, smudge, and saturation among the... Read More
Free
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE: Valerie Salez

Saturday Aug. 17th until Sun. August 25th
THE EVER-EVOLVING, EVER-LOVING ART GARAGE SALE

Objects, Curio, Materials, Printed Matter, Ceramics, Textiles, Books, jewellery and other surprises.

ABOUT:
Artist Valerie Salez is rifling through ALL her old, new and used art projects and materials, including her personal collection of art by ... Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
I/we\You Live Here: Chris Dufour - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

I/we\You Live Here: Chris Dufour

Saturday Aug. 10th until Fri. August 30th
I/we\You Live Here is an experimental media project exploring expressions of queerness through performance and photography. It asks questions such as: what does it mean to be a subject and queer within a photographic frame? How do relationships of performance and queerness challenge our notions of g... Read More
Free
Achille’s Bellybutton: Jasmine Wright, Kai Choufour - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Achille’s Bellybutton: Jasmine Wright, Kai Choufour

Friday Aug. 2nd until Sun. August 4th
Achille’s Bellybutton:
Jasmine Wright
Kai Choufour

MoCL Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, August 2, 7-10pm
Viewing: August 3-4, 12-5pm

The term “Achilles heel” refers to an entity's singular weakness.

This idea, melded with the fact that our bellybutton is our o... Read More
Free
Opening reception: Friday, August 2, 7-10pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
South of Cedar Keep: Skye Alexandra Skagfeld - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

South of Cedar Keep: Skye Alexandra Skagfeld

Friday Jul. 19th until Fri. August 9th
Following a stretch abroad lasting nearly a decade, Skye took up painting to connect with the island where she was born. Through painting she is increasing her visual literacy and aesthetic intuition by looking carefully at the world and presenting her interpreted absorption visually. To combat an o... Read More
Free
inside (we are all): BOXCARSIX - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

inside (we are all): BOXCARSIX

Friday Jul. 5th until Sun. July 14th
inside (we are all)
BOXCARSIX

MoCL Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, July 5, 7-10pm
Viewing: July 6-7, 12-4pm, July 13-14, 12-4pm,

The concept of inside is the catalyst for a new installation created by BOXCARSIX, a Victoria-based feminist contemporary artist collective... Read More
Free
Opening: Friday, July 5, 7-10pm Viewing: July 6-7, 12-4pm, July 13-14, 12-4pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Nomadic Souveinier: Artemis Feldman - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Nomadic Souveinier: Artemis Feldman

Friday Jun. 28th until Fri. July 19th
Nomadic Souveinier:
This work is a photo series documenting a multitude of moments of art practices in varying locations and settings. In the process, I would move within a city or landscape looking for an object with a unique perceptual value that I could perceive through an artistic lense, or in... Read More
Free
Piece Of Soul Left: Martina Kocmanová - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Piece Of Soul Left: Martina Kocmanová

Friday Jun. 14th until Sun. June 16th
Piece Of Soul Left
Martina Kocmanová

MoCL Devonshire Studios Gallery, 858 Devonshire Road
Opening reception: Friday, June 14, 7-9pm
Viewing: Saturday, June 15, 12-5pm, Sunday, June 16, 12-5pm

Watching loudly, light of warm memories gently meshing lace of mind. Follow the direction of flatt... Read More
Free
Friday 7-9pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
The Light Earth: Neil McClelland - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

The Light Earth: Neil McClelland

Friday Jun. 7th until Fri. June 28th
The Light Earth Flies Like Down
And Yet the Earth Exists
Where the Heart Should Be

I found a “tree of paradise” in a Victoria neighborhood. I don’t remember where. I don’t know what kind of tree it is. But it suggested a poem and I painted it. Three times. But only two paintings would f... Read More
Free
An eye for an eye: Tamara Bond - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

An eye for an eye: Tamara Bond

Friday May. 31st until Sun. June 2nd
An eye for an eye
Tamara Bond

Devonshire Studio Gallery
Opening reception: May 31, 2019, 7-10pm
Viewing: Sat, June 1, 1-5pm, Sun, June 2, 1-5pm

An exhibition of collages that created from an archive of artworks dating back to 1994. The works include watercolour characters and paper landscap... Read More
Free
Fri, May 31, 7-10pm, Sat, Jun 1, 1-5pm, Sun, Jun 2, 1-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
24/7: Nicholas Koby - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

24/7: Nicholas Koby

Friday May. 31st until Fri. June 7th
“Teenage Nostalgia,” by Nicholas Koby, is an encapsulation of today’s teens; a generation that feels trapped by nasty stereotypes of being anti-social, stimulant and technology addicted, and incapable of holding a real conversation. A society that is segregated by generational differences, or ... Read More
Free
Petal’s Place: Cadence Planthara - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Petal’s Place: Cadence Planthara

Friday May. 24th until Sun. May 26th
Petal’s Place : Cadence Planthara


Petal’s place for objects and images

made and found in residence at the Bonnie McComb Kreye residency

on unceded Lekwungen land (“Victoria, BC”)

with clay, paint, pigment, paper, textile, peppercorn, pearl.

Petal’s place
Petal’s palac... Read More
Free
Sat, May 25, 12-5pm, Sun, May 26, 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Camp Namegans: Jeremy Herndl - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Camp Namegans: Jeremy Herndl

Friday May. 10th until Fri. May 31st
Landscape is not passive - it is political and social and it bears the character of the people who live and work on it. It contains a human legacy, layered over the centuries - of unceded First Nations territory, colonization, agriculture, industrialization and gentrification. Landscape is also ab... Read More
Free
Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry

Friday May. 3rd until Sun. May 5th
Artist Market

Ministry of Casual Living,
Devonshire Studio Gallery,
858 Devonshire Road

Friday, May 3, 1-8pm
Saturday, May 4, 11am-5pm
Sunday, May 5, 11am-5pm

Come experience our first ever Artist Market!
Local artists of varied practices will gather, sell and showcase their wares.... Read More
Free
Fri, May 3, 1-8pm, Sat May 4, 11am-5pm, Sun, May 5, 11am-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin

Friday Apr. 26th until Sun. April 28th
Anne-Marie Fortin
Moonlight 2019

Moonlight has been created during the Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency. This installation is structured around dialectic movements (opposition and analogies) inviting the viewer to reorganize the meaning of what is there for them to see.

The philosophical disc... Read More
Free
Friday 7-10pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore

Friday Apr. 19th until Fri. May 10th
Kaitlyn Dunsmore is an interdisciplinary artist from Glasgow, Scotland. She received a Ba (Hons) in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and has since received an MFA from the University of Victoria. Her work is an exploration of paradoxical and binary relationships. By c... Read More
Free
Dog Show: Mary Patterson - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Dog Show: Mary Patterson

Saturday Mar. 30th until Thu. April 18th
I wanted to have dog but my circumstances won't allow a furry sidekick. So made 18 miniature wood dogs that fit nicely in the condo and are pretty much easy care. Read More
Free
Frame & 3D Shapes: Austin Willis - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Frame & 3D Shapes: Austin Willis

Friday Mar. 8th until Fri. March 29th
I create multimedia abstract paintings, sculptures and installations, primarily concerned with colour, shape, material and form. My paintings use colour and shape to play with spatial illusions. Oscillating between foreground and background, the pictorial dimensions of the image shift as the combina... Read More
Free

64 Hexagrams: David Gifford

Saturday Feb. 16th until Fri. March 8th
Video work by David Gifford featuring the 64 Hexagrams from the I Ching Read More
Free
Block Mirror: Marlene Jess - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Block Mirror: Marlene Jess

Saturday Jan. 26th until Sat. February 16th
In the age of disembodiment, I believe humans may struggle for the capacity to maintain a sense of self beyond the accompaniment of a personal technological device. The device can record, alter and preserve the user’s sense of self for them. In a way, the device serves as a personal mirror.

I a... Read More
Free
Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair

Friday Jan. 4th until Fri. January 25th
‘Solar Tempests’ - Elyse Longair
Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC
Odeon Alley (764 Yates)
January 4 - January 25, 2019
Open 24 Hours.

Everyone Welcome!

En Lieu of an opening feel free to send along a photo of you with the art:
elyselongair@gmail.com, @elyselongair, #elyselongair Read More
Free
24/7
Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair - Oct 20th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Solar Tempests: Elyse Longair

Friday Jan. 4th until Fri. January 25th
Elyse Longair Solo Exhibition: 'Solar Tempests' at The Ministry Of Casual Living Gallery.

Open 24 Hours.

Everyone Welcome!

En Lieu of an opening feel free to send along a photo of you with the art elyselongair@gmail.com, #elyselongair @elyselongair Read More
Free
24/7

Coming Up

Film + Sound No. 5 INTERRUPT - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Film + Sound No. 5 INTERRUPT

Friday Nov. 8th
THE MINISTRY OF CASUAL LIVING presents:
FILM + SOUND SERIES No. 5: INTERRUPT
@ MoCL Studios 858 Devonshire Road 8pm

Texturize, manipulate, get in front of, build up, become

The fifth in an ongoing series featuring avant garde and experimental film by celebrated international directors, surpr... Read More
By Donation
9 - 11 doors at 8
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Bridge Studio Crawl - MOCL Studios - Oct 20th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Bridge Studio Crawl - MOCL Studios

Friday Nov. 8th
OPEN STUDIOS! The Ministry of Casual Living artists will be participating in the BRIDGE Studio Crawl. For more information visit http://bridgestudiocrawl.weebly.com

Keith Baxter
Sabrina Blanchard
Kai Choufour
Audra Csak
Maddy Elia
Zola Kell
Naomi Kennedy
Leah McInnis
Chantal Solomon
Au... Read More
Free
@  The Ministry of Casual Living