This Week at Agnes

A Reopening

Visit Agnes this weekend!

1 July 2023

After a busy six-month retreat, we are excited to reopen the galleries for you. Come visit us this weekend and see Emergence: A Recent Gift of Indigenous Art. The exhibition shines a light on the path-defining collection of Guardian Capital Group Limited, formed in the 1970s and now proudly housed at Agnes

Everyone is welcome to the Exhibition Celebration on 14 July, 6–8 pm. Sign up for the public reception >

Norval Morrisseau, The Dawn (detail), 1979, serigraph on paper. From The Art of Norval Morrisseau: Collection of Five Prints in Original Portfolio. Gift of Guardian Capital Group Limited, 2020. Permissions from the estate of Norval Morrisseau.


Drawing Power From Poetry

Released 30 June 2023

For poet Juliane Okot Bitek storytelling was always in the air. In this episode, she shares with Qanita Lilla that stories have the power to transform who we are and how we situate ourselves in the world. Juliane describes the precarity of belonging, the unexpected joys of ‘unsettlement’ and intergenerational memory (contained in the beauty of Acholi mosquito ‘nests’) as new modalities through which to navigate the past. Listen to earlier episodes >

New episodes of the second season are released monthly on Digital Agnes and distributed by our partners at CFRC 101.9 FM to popular podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Supported by The George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, Queen’s University; the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Fund; and Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage, a program funded by the Government of Canada.

Portrait of Juliane Okot Bitek. Image courtesy of the artist.

Staff Profile

Neshan Tung, Visitor and Events Liaison

We are excited to announce that Neshan Tung has joined the Agnes team in the new role of Visitor and Events Liaison! Bringing a visitor centric approach to the position, Neshan will be involved in all functions of the museum, from communications and outreach to greeting visitors and coordinating events.

Neshan has over five years of professional experience in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector. She is driven by her love for art and facilitating transformative experiences. Neshan is a recent graduate of the Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Calgary. Neshan was the administrative co-editor-in-chief of the Faculty of Information’s digital publication Musings in 2022–2023. She received the 2023 Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and was a co-curator for the 2023 Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition. Outside of work, you can find Neshan at a local live music show, writing poetry or making collages.

Portrait of Neshan Tung. Photo: Tim Forbes

“Agnes’s Living Room.” Ground floor concept for Agnes Reimagined. Rendering by Studio Sang. Courtesy of KPMB Architects

Looking Ahead

Agnes Reimagined Sharing and Talking Circles

15 July, 23 September and 2 December, 1–3 pm
July’s circle is both in-person and online, with ASL. Everyone is welcome!
Learn more and RSVP >

Vulindlela: Out the Gates Procession

In-Person at Agnes
15 July, 3:30–5 pm
All are welcome to enact a procession that honours the African collection through music, poetry and dance!
Sign up >

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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