This Week at Agnes

Creation-based micro-residency

Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF)

4 March–9 March 2022

JaF is an artistic collective of over fifty multimedia artists, musicians, designers and curators who work out of a former clay tile factory in Jatisura, Indonesia. JaF’s artistic practice emphasizes local rural life in relation to land and the terracotta industry in the Jatiwangi District. Clay is central to all their artistic and cultural activities in the spirit of community empowerment. Their terracotta ensemble, Lair, includes composers Tedi NurmantoAndzar Agung FauzanMuhammad Pipin KaspinKiki PermanaIka Yuliana and Tamyiz Ramadhan.

Jam session with JaF, Matt Rogalsky and Golam Rabbani
In-person, 6 March, 1–5 pm

Live performance with JaF at the Isabel
In-person and live streaming, 8 March, 7:30 pm

Toronto Biennial of Art
26 March–5 June 2022

Curated by Sebastian De Line

A partnership with the Toronto Biennial of Art, Agnes and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF) at the Ceramic Music Festival, a ritual and collective agreement for a more sustainable Jatiwangi land culture, 2021.

Art and Wellness

Deep Looking: Chris Curreri: A Surrogate, A Proxy, A Stand-In

Online, 1 March, 12:15–1 pm (ET)

Slow down! Deeply observe works of art in Chris Curreri: A Surrogate, A Proxy, A Stand-InGuided by a community facilitator, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights.
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This program is made possible through the generous support of the George H. Stedman Foundation and Iva Speers Fund for Art Education.

Chris Curreri, No Tears For The Creatures of The Night (detail), 2021, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Online, Thursdays through 17 March, 4­–5:30 pm (ET)

Since our first Virtual Art Hive @Agnes in April 2020, the program has grown to become an online community of care for creatives looking to connect and make art together.  Led by Harper Johnston. All levels of artistic experience are welcome. Learn more and sign up.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes


Members’ Mondays

In-person, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March 2022

Enjoy a special members-only event and experience Agnes’s new 2022 exhibitions Chris Curreri: A Surrogate, A Proxy, A Stand-InTom Thomson? The Art of Authentication and the continuing exhibition Studies in Solitude: The Art of Depicting Seclusion.

Agnes curators will host a one-hour session for up to 20 Agnes members at a time. Advance registration and current Agnes membership are required.

Curator-led tour of Studies in Solitude: The Art of Depicting Seclusion, 2021

Thursday Tour: Studies in Solitude

In-Person, 10 March, 12:15–1 pm

Gain a new perspective and understanding of current exhibition Studies in Solitude. Join us for this free, in-person, lunch-hour tour led by our friendly Community Docents.

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David Teniers I, Elijah Being Fed by the Ravens (detail), around 1640, oil on panel. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1991


KPMB Architects selected to realize Agnes Reimagined

Agnes Reimagined is a long-term, institutionally-engaged project, with architecture as its medium and the curatorial as its methodology. This makes our future home a proposition from which new museological practices emerge.

KPMB Architects was awarded the commission to realize Agnes Reimagined in an international call for design architects. Established in 1987, KPMB is an internationally recognized architectural practice based in Canada. Their wide-ranging work has earned over 400 respected awards, including 16 Governor General’s Medals, Canada’s highest honour. Read more!

Artist Tannis Nielsen in her installation of Creation in Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds), Agnes Etherington Art Centre 2021. Photo: Emelie Chhangur

In the Community

Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF)

In-person and online, 3–13 March 2022

KCFF is the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film. Agnes is a community partner for STE ANNE, a feature debut by Manitoba artist and filmmaker Rhayne Vermette. The film succeeds first and foremost as a heartfelt tribute to the people and places of Vermette’s Métis community. Winner of the Best Canadian Feature prize and a Canada’s Top Ten selection at TIFF last fall. Get your tickets!

STE ANNE film still

U-Flourish Art Hive

Online, Mondays to 11 April, 4–6 pm

Calling all Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students! Agnes has partnered with Queen’s U-Flourish Digital Well-Being Resources on a special online Art Hive. Make time for yourself to recharge and get inspired. Experiment and play as you mindfully create. All levels of artistic experience are welcome. An Art Hive Kit with materials is available for collection at Agnes for all participants.


Virtual Art Hive at Agnes

Tatum Dooley and a volunteer arranging work on a cart to be delivered to Fudger House.

Looking Ahead

Making Art Work: Professional Development Series

Talking about Artist Talks, hosted by Union Gallery
Online, 15 March, 6–7:30 pm
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Canadian Art in Isolation with Tatum Dooley and Margaux Smith

In-Person and Online, 17 March
6:30–7:30 pm
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