This Week at Agnes

Drift: Art and Dark Matter Closing Event

Ghosttrap with Nadia Lichtig

Online, Wednesday 16 June, 3–4:30 pm (ET)

Drift: Art and Dark Matter artist Nadia Lichtig presents a 15-minute performance, Ghosttrap, followed by a conversation with Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art.

In this ongoing and evolving project, Lichtig collects stories of individual fears. In Ghosttrap, she gathers these testimonies from interviews during her travels and makes long exposure photographs referring to them. In this version, she integrates a new photograph taken deep underground at SNOLAB as part of the Drift residency.  Sign up to save your spot.

Nadia Lichtig, Ghosttrap (detail), 2007–ongoing, performance (headphones, microphone, vinyl player, speaker, vinyl, projection). Courtesy of the artist

Museum Without Walls

Poetics of World Building with Jawa El Khash

Online, Friday 18 June, 10 am (ET)

Jawa El Khash is an artist, researcher and technologist. She works in VR, holography and painting, currently based in Toronto. Her practice is focused on the art and poetics of VR narrative and environmental storytelling. In this talk, El Khash will be taking the audience through her work, thought process and artistic approach to world-building.  Sign up

This artist talk is presented by Agnes in the framework of the Museum Without Walls project. To know more, check

Jawa El Khash, The Seed Vault (detail),  2021, WebXR Project. Courtesy of the artist

Conversation and Performance

Humour Me: Laugh and Learn

Online, Friday 18 June, 6:30–8 pm

Join Kingston’s Trevor Strong, of the Arrogant Worms, and Humour Me curator Maxime Valsamas for a conversation around the themes and mechanics of caricature and humour. The evening also features a musical performance by Trevor Strong, followed by a Q&A. Sign up

Honoré Daumier, Les plaisirs de l’école de natation (detail), 1858, lithograph. Gift of Meredith Fleming, 1984

Art and Wellness

Deep Looking: Superradiance

Online, Tuesday 22 June, 12:15–1 pm (ET)

Slow down! Deeply observe works of art in Superradiance. Guided by artist Andy Berg, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights.

Andy Berg is a Settler whose practice acknowledges the life, history and culture of the land now known as Kingston. Sign up

This program is made possible through the generous support of the George H Stedman Estate Foundation.

Kyle Topping, Limitless Water, 2021, screen print on Arnhem ‘1618’ 245gsm paper. Collection of the artist

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Online, Thursdays to 24 June, 4–5:30 pm (ET)

Final two weeks! Make time for yourself to recharge and get inspired. Art Hive invites you to experiment and play as you explore the artistic process. This weekly program is free and projects are designed to use materials you already have on hand. For all levels of artistic experience. Sign up

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

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Children immerse in artmaking with Agnes.

Looking Ahead

Agnes Art Camp at Home

Register now for this popular program!
Superb summer programs for children ages 6–12 in July 2021

5–9 July: Mixed-Media Multiverse with Ella Gonzales
12–16 July: Printmaking Party with Alessandra Pozzuoli
19–23 July: What a Wonderful World with Emebet Belete
26–30 July: Once Upon a Time with Emebet Belete

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