Archives

2021

MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Sep. 25th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Sep. 11th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Aug. 14th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Esquimalt Urban Arts Crawl - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Esquimalt Urban Arts Crawl

Saturday Aug. 7th
Our gallery is a stop on this summer's Esquimalt Urban Arts Crawl! Stop by to get a sneak peek of what our artist in residence Doug Thoms has been working on in the first week of his residency.

Image: "Crisis Actor" by Doug Thoms (2021)
Doug Thoms is a contemporary figurative painter and collag... Read More
Free
11 - 3 doors at 11
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Jul. 31st
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Wednesday Jul. 28th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Why did the Ocean Roar: Sol Reeve - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Why did the Ocean Roar: Sol Reeve

Monday Jul. 19th until Sat. August 7th
Why did the Ocean Roar? is a diorama of sea creatures made of repurposed plastic consumer items. The original objects were found in various sections of thrift stores including toys, kitchenware, and party supplies. A good sub title for this exhibition might be “you can’t make this up” because... Read More
Free
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Jul. 17th
Open studios for our Summer Artist Residencies happen every other Saturday all summer long! Eight talented artists each get two weeks in the gallery to create brand new works. Don't miss this chance for a sneak peek into the artists' process, and be the first to see brand new works created in our sp... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Jul. 3rd
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Sara Korzec/Sigma - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Sara Korzec/Sigma

Saturday Jun. 26th until Sun. July 18th
BIO
Sara Korzec is an artist and a designer working with various new and traditional media, experimental architecture and sustainable design. She holds a M.Arch. from Cracow University of Technology and M.F.A. from Academy of Fine Arts in the Intermedia Department, both in Krakow, PL .

She divid... Read More
Free
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Jun. 19th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MRKT/MAYD: Space Blanket Society - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

MRKT/MAYD: Space Blanket Society

Tuesday Jun. 1st until Fri. June 25th
MRKT/MAYD is a comprehensive collection of handmade goods created by youth aged 11 - 24. Based in Victoria BC, we are cultivating a creative community by supporting a diversity of makers working in a wide range of disciplines. Our goal is to establish a youth-led collective for artists to connect, e... Read More
Free
Livestream
Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival - Jul 24th @ CineVic Society Of Independent Filmmakers

Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival

Saturday May. 1st until Mon. May 31st
The only Pacific Rim film festival in the world returns for our 9th annual showcase of short films from near and far!

An entire month of online screenings and events

50 short films in 10 on-demand programs

Dozens of filmmakers representing over 25 regions around the Pacific Rim

... Read More
Love: James Ascher - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Love: James Ascher

Sunday Apr. 18th until Fri. April 30th
ARTIST STATEMENT
I attempt to connect my inner landscape of emotions, dreams, and memories with nature and our connection with the outer world and nature. Starting with sketches done on-site, and then working with oil paint, I attempt to simplify the image into more basic shapes and colours, looki... Read More
Free
Variegated Sweets: Rachel Vanderzwet - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Variegated Sweets: Rachel Vanderzwet

Sunday Mar. 28th until Sun. April 18th
Vanderzwet approaches her practice with curiosity and a desire to explore the complexity and allure of contemporary visual culture. Unabashed in her approach to imagery, which is often fraught with what she terms “bubble gum” qualities, her work is bright and cheeky, loud and alluring, energetic... Read More
Free
Sweet Dreams: Angus Ferguson - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Sweet Dreams: Angus Ferguson

Sunday Mar. 7th until Sun. March 28th
Sweet Dreams, 2021, oil on canvas, found object and wood on window, approx. 42” x 54” x 6”

“Sweet Dreams” is a composite of sculpture, painting and found objects; a small painting of an idyllic home floating on a discarded window holding a remnant of domestic kitsch. The work is from a ... Read More
Free
Two Paintings: Trish Shwart - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Two Paintings: Trish Shwart

Sunday Feb. 14th until Sun. March 7th
Trish Shwart’s recent work focuses on the connection she feels to particular places in the natural world. The climate emergency is a very real consideration in all of her work and she acknowledges the conflict of feeling linked to nature while acknowledging she is part of a society that threatens ... Read More
Free
Second Wave: Todd Lambeth - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Second Wave: Todd Lambeth

Sunday Jan. 24th until Sun. February 14th
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 48"x34", 2020

“Second Wave” is a painting from a recent body of work by the artist Todd Lambeth. In this series, Todd appropriates logos and designs from moving trucks, bank logos, and optical illusion illustrations. Influenced by historical abstraction... Read More
Free
Oneiric Demesne: June Higgins - Jul 24th @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Oneiric Demesne: June Higgins

Sunday Jan. 3rd until Sun. January 24th
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 48"
2020

Artist Statement
My paintings reflect my keen interest in pattern. It is a method of communication, adorning buildings, housewares, clothing and bodies since prehistory – an intriguing part of human expression.
Using a projector and ornamental details from a... Read More
Free

Coming Up

MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Wednesday Jul. 28th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Jul. 31st
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Esquimalt Urban Arts Crawl - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Esquimalt Urban Arts Crawl

Saturday Aug. 7th
Our gallery is a stop on this summer's Esquimalt Urban Arts Crawl! Stop by to get a sneak peek of what our artist in residence Doug Thoms has been working on in the first week of his residency.

Image: "Crisis Actor" by Doug Thoms (2021)
Doug Thoms is a contemporary figurative painter and collag... Read More
Free
11 - 3 doors at 11
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Aug. 14th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Sep. 11th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
MoCL Summer Artist Residency - Jul 24th @ The Ministry of Casual Living

MoCL Summer Artist Residency

Saturday Sep. 25th
We are excited to announce the Ministry of Casual Living’s second Summer Artist Residency! Throughout the summer, invited artists will work within the space for two weeks followed by an "open studio" where members of the public are invited to engage with the artists and check out their works in pr... Read More
Free
1 - 5 doors at 1
@  The Ministry of Casual Living