This Week at Agnes

Making Art Work: Professional Development Series

Pathways into the Arts with the Juvenis Festival

In-person at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, 370 King St W #305, Kingston
3 May, 6–7:30 pm

Are you interested in working in the arts? Curious how to get there? We invite youth ages 13–30 to join us for this special edition of Making Art Work, hosted by Agnes and supported by the Juvenis Festival. Our lineup of speakers share first-hand accounts of their avenues into the arts, shedding light on the skills and knowledge they’ve gained. Light refreshments are provided. Register now>

Making Art Work is a professional development series co-presented by Agnes, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery.

View of Transformations in progress, a site-specific commission by artists Oriah Scott, EronOne, HONE, HUNGR, AJ Little, Emily May Rose and guest graffiti artists from across the Montreal-Toronto corridor.


Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities II + III

OFF-SITE: Ontario Hall, Room 208, 67 University Ave, Kingston, ON
18 + 19 May, 1 + 2 June, 21 + 28 September, 10 am–4 pm

This series of workshops takes place in two phases: Mark Making, Meaning Making Poster Workshops and Stories Out Loud.

Animate your personal archives! Come and share your stories, bring your cherished photographs and personal mementos to make a large poster. Work with artist Alejandro Arauz, and use collage, drawing, painting, and printmaking to celebrate your living Kingston histories. We produce billboard-scale prints that are collaged and wheat-pasted on key historical sites around the City of Kingston. Learn more and sign up >

Curated by Qanita Lilla, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa

People’s Symposium. Alejandro Arauz brings his mobile printing press for the Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities project. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Call for Teen Artists!

Creative Futures: Empowering Teen Artists

Apply by 7 June

Are you ready to ignite your creative potential? Join us for a transformative year-long program just for you!

Through a series of monthly workshops, gain invaluable insights into the art world, build a creative portfolio, write your own artist statement, document your artwork and explore different methods of artmaking. This program culminates with the opportunity to curate a group exhibition of the cohort’s work in spring 2025. Don’t miss this chance to fuel your artistic journey and become a leader in tomorrow’s creative landscape! Apply by 7 June >

Co-facilitated by Agnes, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.

Art Zone for teens with Phoebe Cohoe. Photo: Tim Forbes


Queering the Collection

Submit by 23 April 2024

Queering the Collection publishes various interpretations of works in the collection that disrupt the traditional production of art canons. Do you want to create content for this new series of Collection Highlights featured on Digital Agnes? Agnes seeks expressions of interest from the broader Queen’s community, including alumni, students, faculty and staff. Submit by 23 April 2024. Read more >

Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue, Nobody knows…, pencil on paper 2015. Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and J. Stuart Fleming Fund, 2016

Digital Agnes

Dr Cécile Fromont presents Encounter as Author in Early Modern Images from the Atlantic World

Recording now available!

The Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture is now available on Digital Agnes, Vimeo and YouTube!  Check it out >

This program is supported by the Bader Legacy Fund and in partnership with Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, in recognition of Bader Day at Queen’s University.

Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art with Dr Cécile Fromont. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Agnes Story

Spotlight on artist files at Agnes


Agnes holds files on artists that have connections to Agnes and the Kingston region. The artists may have lived, studied or worked here, have works in Agnes’s collection, and/or exhibited at Agnes.

Carolyn Kane, an Art History undergraduate student, is studying artist files as part of an internship at Agnes. Read more >

Looking at a colour transparency of an André Biéler painting. Photo: Carolyn Kane

Charlotte Gagnier, Program Coordinator at Agnes shows kids how a museum packs an artwork at Science Rendezvous, 2023.

Looking Ahead

Agnes at Science Rendezvous!

1 Tragically Hip Way, Kingston
11 May, 10 am–3 pm
Learn more >

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36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
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T (613) 533.2190
F (613) 533.6765
Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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