This Week at Agnes

Vibe Check

Artist Neven Lochhead creates a radio-fied version of his exhibition

CFRC 101.9fm, Wednesdays bi-weekly 21 April–2 June, 4:30–5 pm

Vibe Check is a radio art project made in relation to Neven Lochhead’s solo exhibition From the vibe out at Agnes, as well as its attendant learning experiment involving a group of local artists. Over the span of four half-hour, bi-weekly episodes, Lochhead will transpose the compositional tactics and languages of his exhibition’s two-channel video installation to CFRC’s left-right stereo signal. Panning between a blend of synthetic voice, midi-instruments, field recordings and guest interviews, Vibe Check conjures a set of real and imagined polyvocal exchanges as sonic scaffolding for an institute to come. After airing on CFRC, it will be transcribed and archived on Digital Agnes.

Installation view of From the vibe out: Neven Lochhead.

Artist Talk

Dr Canan Altinkas

Wednesday 21 April, 5–6 pm (ET)

Queen’s Scholars at Risk program presents Dr Canan Altinkas. Canan was awarded Queen’s first year-long fellowship in September 2020, joining Agnes as our inaugural Fellow in residence.  Canan will showcase her artistic practice and process as well as share some reflections about the Artist Protection Fund. Canan will be in conversation with Heather Parker, Associate Curator, Academic Outreach at Agnes with a Q&A to follow. All are welcome. Register to save your spot.

Canan Altinkas, Line 1, 2020, acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist

Public Talk

What is…Contemporary Art? with Suzanne Carte

Online, Saturday 24 April, 1–2:30 pm (ET)

In this second iteration of the “What is…” series, Suzanne Carte, Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington, will discuss contemporary art and whether we can even fit it into a simple definition.

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Photo: Yannick Anton

Workshop for Youth 30 and under

Youth Art Hive with Juvenis Festival

Online, Saturday 1 May, 10–11:30 am

Running with Juvenis Festival, this Youth Art Hive invites you to roll the dice and take your chances in this fun and lively group activity. Artmaking is inherently therapeutic so relax and enjoy the creative flow. Facilitated by Harper Johnston and assisted by Maddison Andrews.

Kingston’s youth-led, not-for-profit, Youth Arts Festival engages youth 30 and under throughout the Kingston community. Sign up for this free program.

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Digital Agnes

Online Exhibition of Drift: Art and Dark Matter

What is an art and dark matter residency? Go behind-the-scenes and see the process of making this multi-faceted interdisciplinary project a reality in the online extension.

Drift: Art and Dark Matter is a residency and exhibition project generated by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute, and SNOLAB.

Artist Jol Thomson tours SNOLAB as part of the artist residency for Drift: Art and Dark Matter. Photo: Gerry Kingsley

City of Kingston Arts Fund

Support for Kingston artists

Apply by 4 May 2021

The City of Kingston Arts Fund has received additional COVID-19 pandemic relief funding for artists. The Kingston Arts Council is accepting applications for the new Resiliency Grant and is open to individual professional artists of any discipline. The first deadline to apply is 4 May at 5 pm. There will be two more intake periods in June 2021 and October 2021. Apply now.

Francisco Corbett leads an online art workshop at Agnes.

Looking Ahead

Workshop for youth 30 and under

Do Art. Be Wonderful. With Francisco Corbett and Juvenis Festival.
Online, Thursday 6 May, 1–3 pm
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Art and wellness

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes
Online, Thursdays 6 May–24 June, 4–5:30 pm (ET)
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