This Week at Agnes

Tour and Studio Activity

Making Home:
A Love Letter to Katarokwi-Kingston

In-Person at Agnes, 21 March, 6–7:30 pm

This is the final Making Home tour before Agnes closes! Sign up and reflect on place as you tour through the seven exhibitions currently on view. Led by Agnes docents this free program includes a 45-minute tour and a 45-minute artmaking activity. Sign up >

The docent program is generously supported by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Artists and friends gather in Jay Bridges: Hidden in Plain Sight, on view until 28 March 2024. Photo: Tim Forbes

Experimental sound and music performance

Long Branch: Follow the Arc of the Sun

In person at Agnes, 21 March, dawn to dusk

Through this durational live performance, Long Branch traces the movement and angle of the sun within the walls of the Agnes Etherington house.

Coinciding with the temporary closing of the Agnes house, Follow the Arc of the Sun marks a transitional moment for the gallery and Long Branch, as they each embark on new beginnings. Occurring over twelve hours, the band invites you to join them, spend some time and step in and out of this river of sound as you wish.

Curated by Nasrin Himada. Follow the Arc of the Sun is a partnership between Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Murney Tower Museum.

Long Branch. Courtesy of the artists.

Slow down, observe, relax

Deep Looking

Take time to slow down and deeply observe works in current exhibitions. Guided by Agnes docents, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights. Come listen, share and collaborate.

Joan Scaglione: Shifting Realities
In-Person at Agnes, 12 March, 12:15–1 pm
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De: Frank De Sa
In-Person at Agnes, 23 March, 1:15–2 pm
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The docent program is generously supported by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Deep Looking in Ann Clarke: A Life in Motion. Photo: Tim Forbes

Poetry and spoken word workshop

From the Hearth with Billie the Kid and Mandy Wilson

In-Person at Agnes, 17 March, 2–4 pm

From the Hearth is an in-person poetry and spoken word workshop series that expands our circles of care to embrace the journeys, stories and connections we share as humans. This series is facilitated by Billie the Kid who is a K’ai Taile Dené and Nehiyaw spoken word poet and storyteller in collaboration with Mandy Wilson, Community Connection Coordinator at the Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest (KILN), 610 Montreal Street, Kingston.

All are welcome and no experience is required. Sign up >

From the Hearth met at KILN in November. Mandy Wilson shows seeds from a bur and discusses its value as a primary food source for chickadees.  Photo: Garrett Elliott

Art and well-being

Art Hive @Agnes

In-Person at Agnes, 14 March, 4­–6 pm

Final Week of Art Hive! We invite adults 16+ to join us and explore the creative process through experimentation and play. If you are looking for guidance, Harper Johnston, art therapist and facilitator, is onsite to offer support through suggestions, encouragement and a weekly guided activity. Art Hive is free; materials are provided. Sign up >

Art Hive @Agnes, 2024. Photo: Garrett Elliott

The Studio

The Studio x Open Secret:
Activating Dreamscapes with hiba ali

In-Person at Agnes, 16 March, 1:30–4:30 pm

Join artist hiba ali as they introduce their practice and lead a workshop on worldbuilding and collage-making in New Art City. Work with magazine scraps, fabric, confetti and glitter to create collages to scan and upload to 3D immersive world space. All are welcome, no previous experience is necessary. All materials are included in the workshop fee. Bursaries are available. Register ($25) >

This program is made possible by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area and the George Richardson Memorial Fund at Queen’s University.

ali hiba, songs of the hs project. Courtesy of the artist.

For Kids

Art & Sport March Break Camp with Queen’s Athletics and Recreation

In-Person, 11–15 March 2024

This week, campers get the opportunity to spend half of the day in Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s Studio creating art and half the day at the Queen’s Athletics Centre being active and participating in sport activities!

Looking for Agnes Art Camp, Summer 2024? We have a few spots left. >

Agnes Art Camp. Photo: Tim Forbes

Portrait of Abby Nowakowski. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Looking Ahead

Creative Movement

A mindful movement class
In-Person at Agnes, 26 March, 10:30–11:30 am
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The Studio: Paste-Ups for Social Change with Abby Nowakowski

Artist-led workshop
In-Person at Agnes, 28 March, 6:30–8:30 pm
Register ($25) or Apply for a bursary >

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