This Week at Agnes

Conversation with Winsom Winsom
and Dr Andrea Fatona

17 September, 1:30–3 pm

Join Winsom Winsom for a conversation about her work with curator Dr Andrea Fatona. Winsom Winsom is a visionary, healer and spiritual artist who has grounded herself in learning and living the wisdom passed on to her by the Ancestors. Winsom continues to bring about the synchronisation of her art and spirituality and believes true power originates from internal spiritual enlightenment, and that she must use this power to reach her higher self, creating harmony and healing with her art. Her exhibition The Masks We Wear is on view at Agnes until 4 December 2022. Sign up.

Portrait of Winsom Winsom. Courtesy of the artist
Hero image: Winsom Winsom, The Masks We Wear, 2018, papier maché masks, slave ring, self-portrait (oil on canvas), painted seeds, red paint, wooden snakes, red satin. Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund, 2022

Art and Wellness

Creative Movement

13 September, 11 October and 8 November, 10:30–11:30 am

We invite those living with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and loved ones to join us for this free movement class. Located in Agnes’s galleries, these classes are creative, thoughtful and inspire individuals to move in a way that makes them feel good. There is an opportunity for improvisation and collaboration at each session. This program is facilitated by Amy Booth, a registered Physiotherapist and dance educator.

Sign up for one or all of the sessions.

Sarah Robertson, October, Ottawa Valley (detail), around 1937, oil on canvas. Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and Wintario matching grant, 1978. Photo: Paul Litherland

In the Studio

Art Hive @Agnes

Thursdays 15 September–17 November, 4–6 pm

Artmaking is innately therapeutic and can improve well-being. We invite adults 16+ to join us and explore the creative process through experimentation and play.

Art Hive is free; materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary. If you are looking for guidance, Harper Johnston, an art therapist/facilitator offers weekly projects and visits to our current exhibitions. Sign up.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.

Art Hive @Agnes with Harper Johnston

Guided Tours

Two new tours for you

Thursday Tours
15 September, 13 October and 10 November, 12:15–1 pm

Late Night Thursday Tours
22 September, 20 October and 17 November, 7–7:45 pm

Gain a new perspective and understanding of Etherington House, Agnes’s own institutional history, our current Rehoming Agnes series and what the future holds in Agnes Reimagined. Join us for these free, in-person, guided tours. Sign up.

Pamila Matharu introduces her exhibition Where Were You in ‘92? during the Exhibition Celebration.

Making Art Work: Professional Development Series

Documentation for Artists

Online, 15 September, 6–7:30 pm

With Jessica Thalmann, hosted online by Union Gallery
Do you ever get to grant season and realize you didn’t take any quality documentation of the work you did? In this workshop, Jessica Thalmann discusses and demonstrates techniques for portfolio documentation of artwork. Documentation techniques are largely photographic with a focus on managing lighting configurations, post-production, and how to archive and create a master inventory of all artworks and organize/manage images. No previous experience is necessary. Sign up for the virtual program.

Agnes, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery are pleased to co-present the 2022–2023 Professional Development Series.

Detail from Transformations. Photo: Paul Litherland

Community Partner

“We!” Workshops

Online, 23 September, 2–3 pm and 28 September, 12–1 pm

Join us for a relaxed community art gathering to share stories and moments that make the Queen’s community diverse and unique. The workshops provide an opportunity to participate in the creation of the We! mural which will be installed on the south wall of the Athletics and Recreation Centre. The workshops are virtual and hosted by the artist, Anna Jane McIntyre. Read more about the artist and program. Sign up for one of both workshops!

The mural project is a partnership between the student-led Queen’s University Advocacy Coalition, the Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and STEPS Public Art.

Anna Jane McIntyre, We! (detail), Image courtesy of the artist


Grants for artists

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants 
Agnes is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program ($500-$2,000). We invite visual, media and craft artists living in eastern Ontario (Region 4) to apply for financial assistance for costs related to a confirmed upcoming exhibition.

Agnes has two application deadlines: 16 September 2022 and 13 January 2023. See program guidelines

2022 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development
Administered by the Kingston Arts Council, this annual grant awards $2,500 to an emerging visual artist to further their artistic growth and education. Apply by 19 October 2022, 5pm EST.

Installation view of Land Protectors at Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Photo: Paul Litherland

Looking Ahead

Taking up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations in your Classroom

27 September, 2:30–3:30 pm
For Queen’s faculty and staff
Sign up

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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