The Ministry of Casual Living (MoCL) is a registered non-profit society and a member of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres, exhibiting the works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists since March 2002.

Established to provide artists from all disciplines with an accessible venue for experimentation, MoCL is committed to promoting critical, self-reflective discourse, and integrating the artistic process into all aspects of everyday life.

We are located on Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Victoria, BC Canada). We operate studios at 858 Devonshire Road, in the Esquimalt Industrial Park, a window gallery generously donated by Cenote Restaurant in the Odeon Alley, and the PedalBox/PaddleBox mobile Bike Cart Galleries.

If you want a show, pitch us something. We’re interested in bright ideas, regardless of credentials. We never want to see your CV—ever. MoCL houses interesting things to look at, listen to and think about.

858 Devonshire Road
Esquimalt, British Columbia
V9A 4T4

Opening Hours: 

Wednesday, 12 pm– 5 pm

Working Language(s): 



Gallery and Artist Studio's -
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt, BC V9A 4T4

Odeon Alley Project Window -
761 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1L4

Please check the Centre's website for the most current information.