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2022

Film + Sound presents: Smörgåsbord - Jul 2nd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Film + Sound presents: Smörgåsbord

Saturday Jul. 30th
Film + Sound No. 10: Smörgåsbord

An assortment of creative talent where everyone is invited to bring something to the table… literally. Via collaboration, site-specific installations and live musical performance, artists will explore our theme as well as our new location—a brand new arts h... Read More
Free
9:00 doors at 8:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
STUDIO TOUR - Jul 2nd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

STUDIO TOUR

Saturday Jul. 2nd
So much to celebrate! Come for a tour of Victoria's largest arts hub, including 70 artists and 4 galleries. Bring your friends and family and meet local creators in their studios.

We are excited to be kicking off of the Ministry of Casual Living's TIME & SPACE artist residency series, featuring ... Read More
Free
1:00 - 6:00 doors at 1:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Swol Sol: Sabrina Blanchard - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Swol Sol: Sabrina Blanchard

Sunday Jun. 26th until Sun. July 17th
New work by Sabrina Blanchard
instagram @_sabsquatch Read More
Free
Tribute: Anne Heeney - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Tribute: Anne Heeney

Saturday Jun. 4th until Sat. June 25th
Tribute features objets, "Totem/Scroll" and "A.'s Drum" – two of the visual elements in an ongoing archive project, which in total would honour a remarkable and beloved elder friend and her family.

Artist Tacita Dean, Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, and Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Fr... Read More
Free
ORIENTATION SESSION MoCL BIPOC Residencies - Jul 2nd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

ORIENTATION SESSION MoCL BIPOC Residencies

Sunday May. 29th
An opportunity to find out more about TIME and SPACE, the MoCL BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) Artist Residency. Go through the call for applications, check out our new space, and ask us questions in person.

*Please use our entrance at 750 Fairfield*

For more information on the re... Read More
Free
1:00 - 2:00 doors at 1:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival

Tuesday May. 10th until Tue. May 31st
10th annual showcase of short films and filmmakers from around the Pacific Ocean
find out more from CineVic:
https://cinevic.ca/short-circuit-film-festival-2022/ Read More
Free
780 Blanshard Open studios - Jul 2nd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

780 Blanshard Open studios

Saturday Apr. 23rd
Join us April 23 for an inaugural open house and studio crawl at our brand new location, 780 Blanshard St.

Explore our new space, peek into our artist studios, and check out what we've been up to over the past few months. We are grateful to be sharing this huge and lively arts hub with groups li... Read More
Free
2:00 - 8:00 doors at 2:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Waiting Room Carnival Splendor - Jul 2nd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Waiting Room Carnival Splendor

Saturday Apr. 23rd
As part of the Ministry of Casual Living 780 Blanshard Open studios, Kai Choufour & Leah McInnis present:
Waiting Room Carnival Splendor
MOCL Lobby Activation

Slip inside the eye of your mind. An ode to past localities arranged in a way to anesticise and enthrall. The clock on the wall shakes ... Read More
Free
2:00 - 8:00 doors at 2:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Re-Scheduled
REFRACTION *POSTPONED* - Jul 2nd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

REFRACTION *POSTPONED*

Saturday Apr. 23rd
*INSTALLATION POSTPONED* Stay tuned for a new date/time

Refraction is a sculptural installation by Valerie Salez, Sabrina Blanshard and Aimée van Drimmelen, featuring salvaged relics from the ongoing covid pandemic.

Inaugural activation of the new “Vertigo Space” within the new arts hub ... Read More
Free
2:00 - 8:00 doors at 2:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Lions - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Lions

Sunday Mar. 27th until Sun. April 17th
Lukas Mouka is a Czech-Canadian painter currently based in Campbell River, British Columbia. Over his career a unique style has evolved to incorporate diverse influences from a range of disciplines, cultures, geographies and eras into a single voice. With work that frequently situates the human figu... Read More
Free
Stuffy World - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Stuffy World

Sunday Mar. 6th until Sun. March 27th
Stuffy World is a collection of figurative soft sculptures made by Victoria based artist Leah McInnis. All were created between 2013 - 2019 for various projects and exhibitions, however this is the first time they're being exhibited together. Strange yet familiar, these stuffies are vessels for your... Read More
Free
Filling Up with Darkness Stars: Neil McClelland - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Filling Up with Darkness Stars: Neil McClelland

Sunday Feb. 13th until Sun. March 6th
Filling Up with Darkness Stars
2020
oil on canvas
66” x 57”

Through expressive mark making, narrative, and symbol, I seek in my work to bring a sense of wonder, mystery, and unease to explorations of place, memory, home, belonging, transformation, transition, and human relationships to nat... Read More
Free
Abortion is Normal - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Abortion is Normal

Sunday Jan. 23rd until Sun. February 13th
Abortion is Normal (2019-2021)
Regan Shrumm
Thrifted 1950s fabric, cotton batting, thread

In a May of the 2010s, I had an abortion. It was an easy decision in many ways, as I simply did not want a child, and therefore made the right choice for me. In other ways, it was one of the toughest decis... Read More
Free
Mrs. Burns: Doug Thoms - Jul 2nd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Mrs. Burns: Doug Thoms

Sunday Jan. 2nd until Sun. January 23rd
Mrs. Burns
2018-2021
Oil on canvas
48”x 60”

Doug is a painter and collage artist based in Victoria, BC, on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. In 2010 he transitioned from a career in television animation to a full time painting practice. Doug works ... Read More
Free

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Film + Sound presents: Smörgåsbord - Jul 2nd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Film + Sound presents: Smörgåsbord

Saturday Jul. 30th
Film + Sound No. 10: Smörgåsbord

An assortment of creative talent where everyone is invited to bring something to the table… literally. Via collaboration, site-specific installations and live musical performance, artists will explore our theme as well as our new location—a brand new arts h... Read More
Free
9:00 doors at 8:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living