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2023

SMALL WORKS

Saturday Dec. 16th 2023
By Donation
2:00 - 4:00 doors at 12:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

SMALL WORKS

Sunday Dec. 10th 2023
By Donation
2:00 - 4:00 doors at 12:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Small Works 2023 Exhibition and Sale

Sunday Dec. 10th 2023
Mark your Calendars! Dec 9th, 10th and the 16th, The Small Works Exhibition and Sale will be happening at The Ministry of Casual Living located on the first floor of 750 Fairfield Avenue.

Are you looking for affordable holiday gift ideas for friends n fam? Do you enjoy supporting local artists? ... Read More
By Donation
12pm - 4pm doors at 12pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

SMALL WORKS

Saturday Dec. 9th 2023
By Donation
2:00 - 8:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Small Works 2023 Exhibition and Sale

Saturday Dec. 9th 2023
Mark your Calendars! Dec 9th, 10th and the 16th, The Small Works Exhibition and Sale will be happening at The Ministry of Casual Living located on the first floor of 750 Fairfield Avenue.

Are you looking for affordable holiday gift ideas for friends n fam? Do you enjoy supporting local artists? ... Read More
By Donation
2pm - 8pm doors at 2pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Small Works 2023 Call for Submissions

Saturday Dec. 2nd 2023
Photo Credit: Eddie Bugajewski

The Ministry of Casual Living is delighted to be accepting submissions for our Small Works Exhibition and Sale 2023 Opening Day Dec 9th 2pm-8pm alongside our Ministry Mini Market and Rockslide Gallery’s Holiday Market.

Deadline for submissions Saturday Novembe... Read More
By Donation
- 12:00 AM
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Arboreal

Sunday Nov. 26th 2023
Please Join us at The Ministry of Casual Living's main gallery to witness the latest works by Lucía Anaya, a visual artist from Mexico City and UVIC MFA student!

She will be presenting artworks inspired by her experience living on these territories and what she has found in the nature that inha... Read More
By Donation
12pm - 5pm doors at 12pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Arboreal

Saturday Nov. 25th 2023
Please Join us at The Ministry of Casual Living's main gallery to witness the latest works by Lucía Anaya, a visual artist from Mexico City and UVIC MFA student!

She will be presenting artworks inspired by her experience living on these territories and what she has found in the nature that inha... Read More
By Donation
12pm - 5pm doors at 12pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Arboreal

Thursday Nov. 23rd 2023
Please Join us at The Ministry of Casual Living's main gallery to witness the latest works by Lucía Anaya, a visual artist from Mexico City and UVIC MFA student!

She will be presenting artworks inspired by her experience living on these territories and what she has found in the nature that inha... Read More
By Donation
7pm - 9pm doors at 7pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Small Works 2023 Exhibition and Sale

Thursday Nov. 16th 2023
Mark your Calendars! Dec 9th, 10th and the 16th, The Small Works Exhibition and Sale will be happening at The Ministry of Casual Living located on the first floor of 750 Fairfield Avenue.

Are you looking for affordable holiday gift ideas for friends n fam? Do you enjoy supporting local artists? ... Read More
By Donation
12pm - 4pm doors at 12pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Autumn Open Studio Tour

Saturday Oct. 7th 2023
Join us this fall for another unforgettable open house experience! 780 Blanshard is opening its doors to the public on Saturday, October 7 from 2:00-8:00. Don't miss this opportunity to visit over 80 artists and 4 galleries all under one roof in Victoria's largest visual arts hub! There will be gall... Read More
By Donation
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM doors at 2:00 PM
@  780 Blanshard Street

Kendi and Sohrab Hallway Exhibit

Sunday Jul. 30th 2023
Australian artist Mel Kendi creates works in oil reminiscent of the backgrounds of Renaissance artworks and Turneresque in style that arises from her fascination with the seemingly endless space portrayed by these artists

@berryartspace

Sohrab Rabie’s philosophy behind painting is greatly in... Read More
Free
11am - 4pm doors at 11am
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Nevermind Darling

Sunday Jul. 30th 2023
This event features paintings by Seb Black, a trans queer artist titled "Nevermind Darling". He works in mixed media paintings showing male archetypes often about social issues like power dynamics, the cost of living crises, and isolation. They are influenced by urban and street art and fashion illu... Read More
Free
1pm - 4pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Kendi and Sohrab Hallway Exhibit

Saturday Jul. 29th 2023
Australian artist Mel Kendi creates works in oil reminiscent of the backgrounds of Renaissance artworks and Turneresque in style that arises from her fascination with the seemingly endless space portrayed by these artists

@berryartspace

Sohrab Rabie’s philosophy behind painting is greatly in... Read More
Free
11am - 6pm doors at 11am
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Nevermind Darling

Saturday Jul. 29th 2023
This event features paintings by Seb Black, a trans queer artist titled "Nevermind Darling". He works in mixed media paintings showing male archetypes often about social issues like power dynamics, the cost of living crises, and isolation. They are influenced by urban and street art and fashion illu... Read More
Free
1pm - 4pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Nevermind Darling

Thursday Jul. 27th 2023
This event features paintings by Seb Black, a trans queer artist titled "Nevermind Darling". He works in mixed media paintings showing male archetypes often about social issues like power dynamics, the cost of living crises, and isolation. They are influenced by urban and street art and fashion illu... Read More
Free
8pm - 8pm doors at 5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Nevermind Darling

Wednesday Jul. 26th 2023
This event features paintings by Seb Black, a trans queer artist titled "Nevermind Darling". He works in mixed media paintings showing male archetypes often about social issues like power dynamics, the cost of living crises, and isolation. They are influenced by urban and street art and fashion illu... Read More
Free
8pm - 8pm doors at 5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Nevermind Darling

Sunday Jul. 23rd 2023
This event features paintings by Seb Black, a trans queer artist titled "Nevermind Darling". He works in mixed media paintings showing male archetypes often about social issues like power dynamics, the cost of living crises, and isolation. They are influenced by urban and street art and fashion illu... Read More
Free
1pm - 4pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Shadows, Masks and Projections: Youth Art Showcase

Friday Jun. 23rd 2023
The Ministry of Casual Living is thrilled to be hosting 'Shadows, Masks and Projections: Exploring Your Inner and Outer World Through Art' A youth art showcase facilitated by Kay Gallivan and The West Shore Arts Council.

Come support the work of a talented group of up and coming artists from Belm... Read More
Free
3pm - 6pm doors at 3pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Litha - Children of the Sun: Creeping Genni

Sunday Jun. 11th 2023 until Sat. July 1st
As an artist, my goal is to capture the essence of the subject in my craft, working with concepts that explore otherworldly creatures and playing upon the links they have to our reality. I believe art is bringing to surface the inner workings of a person, their fingerprints, but not just in a litera... Read More
Free

Ingrid Mary Percy

Thursday Jun. 1st 2023 until Sat. June 10th
These small, geometric embroideries evoke large scale modernist paintings of the 20th century. The tiny, labour intensive colour-field compositions, speak to the unrecognized labour of women’s work and situate this practice within the larger canon of abstract painting. The works are titled using a... Read More
Free

Illūstrāre

Sunday Apr. 9th 2023
Calling all art lovers! We're thrilled to present Illūstrāre, a celebration of the art of illustration curated by Mohawk artist and photographer Ashley Hall. Join us on Saturday April 1st from 2pm-8pm for the opening of the show, and witness all the creative and thought-provoking submissions.

... Read More
By Donation
5pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Illūstrāre

Sunday Apr. 9th 2023
Calling all art lovers! We're thrilled to present Illūstrāre, a celebration of the art of illustration curated by Mohawk artist and photographer Ashley Hall. Join us on Saturday April 1st from 2pm-8pm for the opening of the show, and witness all the creative and thought-provoking submissions.

... Read More
By Donation
5pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Coffee with Dad: Darcy Demerse

Sunday Apr. 9th 2023 until Sun. April 30th
“Coffee with Dad” is a short animation film created by Victoria-based artist Darcy Demerse about his relationship with his Dad. Read More
Free

Illūstrāre

Saturday Apr. 8th 2023
Calling all art lovers! We're thrilled to present Illūstrāre, a celebration of the art of illustration curated by Mohawk artist and photographer Ashley Hall. Join us on Saturday April 1st from 2pm-8pm for the opening of the show, and witness all the creative and thought-provoking submissions.

... Read More
By Donation
5pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Illūstrāre

Saturday Apr. 8th 2023
Calling all art lovers! We're thrilled to present Illūstrāre, a celebration of the art of illustration curated by Mohawk artist and photographer Ashley Hall. Join us on Saturday April 1st from 2pm-8pm for the opening of the show, and witness all the creative and thought-provoking submissions.

... Read More
By Donation
5pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Illūstrāre

Sunday Apr. 2nd 2023
Calling all art lovers! We're thrilled to present Illūstrāre, a celebration of the art of illustration curated by Mohawk artist and photographer Ashley Hall. Join us on Saturday April 1st from 2pm-8pm for the opening of the show, and witness all the creative and thought-provoking submissions.

... Read More
By Donation
17:00 - 17:00 doors at 13:00
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

Illūstrāre

Sunday Apr. 2nd 2023
Calling all art lovers! We're thrilled to present Illūstrāre, a celebration of the art of illustration curated by Mohawk artist and photographer Ashley Hall. Join us on Saturday April 1st from 2pm-8pm for the opening of the show, and witness all the creative and thought-provoking submissions.

... Read More
By Donation
5pm - 5pm doors at 1pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living

A Call To Come Back: Meg Kockx

Sunday Feb. 26th 2023 until Sun. March 19th
2022-onward
Diptych portraits combining photography and digital manipulation. Laser Print

The hybrid, fragmented bodies intend to share a sense of displacement that can occur
within the body. This series portrays the body as a manifestation of equivalent to one’s own
biography—a physical, ... Read More
Free

Untitled: Brian Grison

Sunday Jan. 29th 2023 until Sun. February 26th
Untitled, 2022
gesso and acrylic on canvas on birch panel, 48 x 36 inches

I have never been a figurative artist. I did not enjoy or do well at figure drawing or painting in art school. My latest project, the artist-and-model, is therefore an unexpected development for me and my art practice. The... Read More
Free

Forest of Signs: Roy Green

Sunday Jan. 8th 2023 until Sun. January 29th
Forest of Signs is a painting installation by Victoria artist Roy Green. In these works figurative elements collide with abstract forms of mark-making , creating a reservoir of painterly pleasure and provocation. The multiple layers of acrylic, oil and spray paint are an analog response to living ... Read More
Free

Coming Up

780 Blanshard Open House Event!

Saturday Apr. 20th
APRIL 20TH! A VERY IMPORTANT SATURDAY INDEED...BECAUSE WE'RE HAVING ANOTHER OPEN HOUSE! 2-8PM. 780 BLANSHARD STREET (Rockslide entrance). Entry by donation. See you there! 🐰
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At The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery, we’ll have the opening of Jasper Pettman’s “Offers Good Company”--... Read More
By Donation
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@  780 Blanshard Street

Offers Good Company

Saturday Apr. 20th
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
2:00PM - 8:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th

Offers Good Company

Sunday Apr. 21st
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
1:00PM - 4:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th

Offers Good Company

Monday Apr. 22nd
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
1:00PM - 4:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th

Offers Good Company

Tuesday Apr. 23rd
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
1:00PM - 4:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th

Offers Good Company

Wednesday Apr. 24th
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
1:00PM - 4:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th

Offers Good Company

Thursday Apr. 25th
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
1:00PM - 4:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th

Offers Good Company

Friday Apr. 26th
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
1:00PM - 4:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th

Offers Good Company

Saturday Apr. 27th
The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery is excited to announce our April artist; Jasper Pettman! Join us on April 20th for Jasper’s opening of “Offers Good Company,” from 2-8pm! Happening at the same time as our building’s open house! For this day only, entry is from 780 Blanshard.
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Abou... Read More
By Donation
1:00PM - 4:00PM
@  780 Blanshard on April 20th, 750 Fairfield from 21st-27th