This Week at Agnes

Final Days to See!

Seven exhibitions on view

To 28 March 2024

Don’t miss your chance to see Agnes’s love letter to Kingston.

Turned Back: Filaments of Renewal
Emebet Belete

Jay Bridges: Hidden in Plain Sight

Ann Clarke: A Life in Motion

Frank De Sa

Who is Belle Island?
Billie Kearns (aka Billie the Kid) and Jill Glatt

we are magic: a love letter to our tattoos
Abby Nowakowski

Joan Scaglione: Shifting Realities

Agnes thanks The J.J.M Investment Group and CIBC Wood Gundy for their support of this season’s exhibitions and related programs and, through this, their commitment to Kingston’s vibrant art scene.

Installation view of Jay Bridges: Hidden in Plain Sight. Photo: King-David Olajuwon


Creative Movement

In-Person at Agnes, 26 March, 10:30–11:30 am

We invite folks 16+ to join us for this free and accessible program. Located in Agnes’s galleries, these mindful movement sessions respond to works in Agnes’s exhibitions and inspire individuals to move creatively in ways that make them feel good. Sign up >

There is an opportunity for improvisation and collaboration at each session. This program is facilitated by Amy Booth, a registered Physiotherapist and dance educator.

Creative Movement. Photo: Garrett Elliott

The Studio

Paste-Ups for Social Change with Abby Nowakowski

In-Person at Agnes, 28 March, 6:30–8:30 pm

Paste-ups for Social Change is a hands-on, activist-rooted workshop led by artist Abby Nowakowski. As seen in we are magic: a love letter to our tattoos, paste-up is the process of adhering paper onto a surface using starches and water, commonly used to seamlessly put up prints, bookbinding, and of course—troublemaking.

All materials are included in the workshop fee. A limited number of bursaries are available. Register ($25) >

Sponsor: J.J.M. Investment Group CIBC Wood Gundy

Installation view of Abby Nowakowski’s we are magic: a love letter to our tattoos. Photo: Garrett Elliott

This one’s coming to an end:
Wee Bit Off Centre Open House

In person at Agnes, 26–28 March 2024

Wee Bit Off Centre is hosting an open house on 26–28 March, (during gallery hours) to share what we’ve been up to over three months of working in, and out of, Etherington House. Different co-directors are at the house each day to welcome participants and chat with curious visitors.

As a send-off to our time at Agnes, Wee Bit Off Centre is throwing a Closing Karaoke Party on 28 March, 5:30–8:30 pm. Hope to see you there.

–Wee Bit Off Centre co-directors
Em Harmsen, GHY Cheung, Faten Mitwasi, Mehvish Rather, Michelle Bunton, and William Carroll

Window in Etherington House. Courtesy of Wee Bit Off Centre

Agnes is hiring!

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Apply by 12 April 2024

Agnes seeks an energetic, creative thinker to fill the Communications and Marketing Coordinator role. This position is influential and collaborative, reimagining communications, marketing, and promotions within both a public gallery and an academic setting. This is a full-time, continuing position. Join us at this pivotal and transformational moment in Agnes’s future!

See competition # J0324-0807 at Queen’s University CareerQ site for the full job description and details on how to apply.

Agnes staff show off the new SwAGNES fanny pack. Photo: Tim Forbes

Digital Agnes

Patterns for All Bodies Playlist

Bring the party home with a Spotify playlist inspired by the drag performances of Rowena Whey, Dare de LaFemme and Tyffanie Morgan, as well as the dance party mix by DJ Tigerstylez at the Historical Costume Ball Drag Show Fashion Pageant Spectacular.

Listen now >

People dance at the at the Historical Costume Ball Drag Show Fashion Pageant Spectacular at Agnes on 25 January 2024. Photo: Amy Walton

Agnes Reimagined

Stay connected

Beginning in May 2024 through to September 2026, Agnes will be operating at an off-site location as demolition, construction and renovations take place at 36 University Avenue. Agnes turns nomadic with programming in Kingston, Toronto and London. Stay tuned!

Wooden model of Agnes Reimagined. Photo: Paul Litherland

Detail from Transformations. Photo: Paul Litherland

Looking Ahead

Making Art Work: Professional Development Series

Pathways into the Arts with the Juvenis Festival
In-Person, at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
3 May, 6–7:30 pm

Queen’s University
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Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6
T (613) 533.2190
F (613) 533.6765
Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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