This Week at Agnes


Mmaandaawaabi (see a wondrous sight)

20 August–12 November 2023

Mmaandaawaabi (see a wondrous sight) features the work of Preston Buffalo, Dallas Flett-Wapash, Quinn Hopkins and Casey Koyczan, four Indigenous artists whose digital practice reflects upon and engages with Indigenous worldviews and epistemologies through new media and AR technology. Through their work, and your phone, the artists invite you into their sculpturally immersive worlds to view and engage with artworks reflecting an Indigenous perspective on land, language, cosmology and contemporary realities. Curated by Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning and Aylan Couchie in collaboration with Nasrin Himada.

This exhibition kicks off a week-long experimental Indigenous AR gathering. Structured by principles of Anishinaabe pedagogy, the gathering centres on non-hierarchical interconnectivity and methods such as intergenerational mentorship, oral traditions, embodied knowing and land-based pedagogy. Upon completion of the gathering, works created by participating artists will be added to this exhibition.

Supported by the SSHRC Connection Grant, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Peripheral Visions Co-Lab (York University and Queen’s University), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) at Queen’s University.

Quinn Hopkins, Star Miigizi, 2022. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Showcase

Land-based Digital Worlding Gathering

In-Person, 26 August, 12–2 pm

Enjoy a conversation with Mmaandaawaabi (see a wondrous sight) curators Dolleen Manning and Aylan Couchie, alongside Mary Bunch, Mariel Belanger, Lacie King, Mona Stonefish, Ostoro Petahtegoose, Janis Rain Migwas, Ann Michels Riley, Lisa Myers, Aaron Lakota Eaglespeaker, Quinn Hopkins, Casey Kozycan, Preston Buffalo, Joe Pitawanakwat, Sky Stonefish, Dan Jackson, Briah King, Cedar Jackson, Justin Jackson and Jorge de Olivera. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP >

Supported by SSHRC Connection Grant, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Peripheral Visions Co-Lab (York University and Queen’s University), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) at Queen’s University, Native Women in the Arts, MITACS, York University Department of Cinema and Media Arts, VISTA: Vision Science to Application (York University).

Dallas Flett-Wapash, AR Triptych, Panel 2 | Misko Namebin Zaaga’iagan: Piminahw Ispimihk Seepeesis (Red Sucker Lake: Flies Above the Stream) (detail), Digital Augmented Reality Print, 2020. Courtesy of the artist

Volunteer opportunity

Join our docent team!

Apply by 14 September 2023

We’ve shaken things up this year and combined our student and community docents into a single program. Agnes Docents volunteer in a team environment where they learn and talk about visual culture, artistic practice, art education and public speaking. They provide welcoming access to Agnes programs and collections for diverse audiences. All are welcome! Read more >

Agnes Docents provide tours and assist with studio programs.

Call for applications

Living Intuition: A Residency of Practice and Process

Apply by 21 August 2023

Continuing his curatorial research into conditioning spaces of joy as an art form and practice, PhD student, poet, and translator, Fan Wu along with Nasrin Himada, Associate Curator, Academic Outreach and Community Engagement co-facilitate a student residency in Etherington House. Living Intuition is split into unstructured experiential time and loosely structured workshops. Read more >

Portrait of Fan Wu. Photo: Alice Xue.

Academic Outreach and Community Engagement

Workshop for Faculty

In-Person 28 August, 1–3 pm

Integrate Agnes’s programs and activities into your syllabi. This workshop features guest speakers Suzanne van de Meerendonk, Bader Curator of European Art and Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art. If you are interested in participating, we ask you to RSVP at:

Faculty Workshops. Photo: Garrett Elliott


Gabriel Bevilacqua, Collections and Care Manager

Following a thorough search, Agnes is pleased to welcome and announce Gabriel Bevilacqua as the new Collections and Care Manager. Gabriel is a historian, archivist and museum documentation professional working in the field of cultural heritage documentation and conservation since 2005. He holds a BA in History and a MA in Social History from the University of São Paulo and a Master of Archival Studies from the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros at the same university.

As Collections and Care Manager at Agnes, he will contribute to ensuring the physical and ethical care, record keeping, and accessibility of the collection, helping to rethink the art facility and museological practice at this transformational moment in Agnes’s future. Read more >

Portrait of Gabriel Bevilacqua. Photo: Tim Forbes

Malaya Akulukjuk, Untitled (Bird) (detail), around 1978, wool. Gift of Guardian Capital Group Limited, 2020. Photo by Bernard Clark

Looking Ahead

Queer Karaoke Dance Party

In-Person, 8 September, 4–7 pm
Agnes welcomes back students by joining in Orientation Week at Queen’s University.
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Deep Looking: Emergence

In-Person, 16 September, 1:15–2 pm
Slow down, observe, relax. Guided contemplation practice featuring Emergence.
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