This Week at Agnes

Talk and Reception

Artist Talk with Joan Scaglione

3 February, 1–2:30 pm with reception to follow

Join artist Joan Scaglione at this artist talk celebrating her exhibition Shifting Realities. Joan discusses her practice, how the artworks in her exhibition emerged from her organic approach to creation and how she taps into imagination. Sign up to save your spot >

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

Installation view of Joan Scaglione’s Shifting Realities, 2023, mixed media. Photo: Paul Litherland / Portrait of Joan Scaglione. Photo: Tim Forbes

Film Screening with ReelOut

Sorry I’m late I didn’t want to come

The Screening Room, 4 February, 2–3:30 pm

Sorry I’m late I didn’t want to come indulges a fascination with failure, something that queer folks have always done deftly and with elan. It brings scenes of refusal and futility and redundancy across several short videos and live performances of rejections that have been reworked at our public workshop. Initiated by Tear Jerkers (Michelle Bunton and GHY Cheung), Wee Bit Off Centre is co-stewarded alongside William Carroll, Em Harmsen, Faten Nastas Mitwasi and Mehvish Rather. The project is curated by Nasrin Himada.

Co-presented with ReelOut: Kingston’s queer film + video festival. All are welcome. Buy a festival pass >

Image courtesy of Tear Jerkers.

Deep Looking

Ann Clarke: A Life in Motion

6 February, 12:15–1 pm

Take time to slow down and deeply observe works in the exhibition Ann Clarke: A Life in Motion. Guided by Agnes docents, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights. At Deep Looking, we aim to facilitate conversations around artworks shaped by participants’ unique perspectives, rather than promoting a singular reading. Come with a willingness to listen, share and collaborate.

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Installation view of Ann Clarke: A Life in Motion. Photo: Paul Litherland

Tour and Studio Activity

Making Home:
A Love Letter to Katarokwi-Kingston

8 February, 22 February, 7 March and 21 March, 6–7:30 pm

We invite folks 16+ to reflect on place, and the concept of making home, as we observe and explore artworks in Agnes’s current exhibitions. Led by Agnes docents this program includes a 45-minute tour and a 45-minute artmaking activity. Sign up >

The docent program is generously supported by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Exhibition Celebration. Photo: Tim Forbes

Screening + Workshop

Open Secret with Aman Sandhu

10 + 11 February 2024

Open Secret: The Second Edition continues as a series composed of screenings, conversations and workshops with artist and guest curator Aman Sandhu. Aman’s film program invites us to consider the use of archival material.

The program features films by Aman Sandhu, Matthew Arthur Williams, Alia Syed and Timothy Yanick Hunter.
The Screening Room, 10 February, 4 pm, Sign up >

In-person at Agnes, 11 February, 1:30 pm, Sign up >

All events are free and open to all. Register as space is limited.
Curated by Nasrin Himada. Supported by the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, Queen’s University. Partner: The Screening Room

Aman Sandhu, The Magic Roundabout, 2021, digital video, 11:45. Courtesy of the artist.

Digital Agnes

Patterns for All Bodies launches!

New Online Exhibition

Patterns for All Bodies (PfAB) re-patterns garments from the Dress Collection for digital download, with instructions for how to adjust and construct. In doing so, PfAB not only brings to life the historical process of dress construction to honour the hands that originally made the garments, but also makes their patterns available so that any body can make the clothes, or have the clothes made, for their own body.

Peruse the Historical, the Technical, and the Fabulous through PfAB. An ongoing project, PfAB will add new patterns, performances and resources over the years.

Tyffanie Morgan’s Teagown with  Agnes’s Teagown, c. 1893–1900. Photo: Bernard Clark

Community Partner

Context and Meaning XXIII: Present | Past

9 + 10 February 2024

The Department of Art History and Art Conservation’s Graduate Visual Culture Association (GVCA) is hosting the 23rd annual Context & Meaning Graduate Student Conference. The first day takes place at Agnes, with panels of graduate speakers complemented by a keynote from Dr Mary Hunter (McGill University). The second day occurs online via Zoom. All are welcome. Learn more >

Context & Meaning poster. Courtesy of GVCA.

Portrait of Jill Glatt

Looking Ahead

The Studio Workshops

Depicting Drapery with Emebet Belete
17 February, 1:30–4:30 pm
Register ($25) >

Fabric Dyeing with Buckthorn with Jill Glatt
25 February, 1:30–4:30 pm
Register ($25) >

From the Hearth with Billie the Kid and Mandy Wilson

18 February and 17 March, 2–4 pm
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