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Digital Agnes is a platform for critical curatorial collaboration and creative research initiatives, embracing virtual exhibitions, digital publications and interactive online experiences. This resource for knowledge sharing and interpretation aims to expand avenues of participation—locally and globally— around visual and media art and artists, and to advance digital visual cultures.

Online Exhibition
History Is Rarely Black or White

Examine cotton garments in the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress at Agnes and their connection to the global cotton industry through archival research, artistic intervention, and scientific enquiry.

2:50
Video
Gordon Shadrach
Hear Gordon Shadrach speak about his paintings of Black men in historical dress in History Is Rarely Black or White.
0:00
Video
Damian Jöel
Hear Damian Jöel speak about the Songs of the Gullah film and garments in History Is Rarely Black or White.
1:49
Video
Karin Jones
Hear Karin Jones speak about her site-specific installation, Freed in History Is Rarely Black or White
14:40
Video
Reflecting on Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds)
For grades 9–12
Video
Soak Black Worry in a Bath of Black Laughter
In this episode of With Opened Mouths: The Podcast, Kingston raised spoken word poet Britta B. talks to Qanita Lilla about her work, mentorship and navigating a White world while growing up Black.
Video
Intimate Recollections of Black Lives
In this episode, artist Oluseye talks with Qanita Lilla about his enduring ties to Africa, to black rubber and to things that give both pleasure and pain.
3:49
Video
BLACK BALANCE, by Britta B.
Commissioned by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2021
9:56
Video
AGNES Talks: With Opened Mouths
Qanita Lilla, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa introduces the exhibition With Opened Mouths.
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