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AGNES Sweeps the Ontario Galleries Awards


As the only annual juried awards of its kind, the iconic Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries (GOG) Awards celebrate the outstanding achievement, artistic merit, and excellence of arts institutions and professionals in the public art gallery sector.

“The GOG awards are an important moment to reflect on the social and civic impact that public galleries have on our communities and to celebrate the extraordinary work we undertake—work that often goes unnoticed because it is so seamless,” says Emelie Chhangur, Director and Curator. “I am mega proud of Agnes this year, whose activities, hard work and innovative practices have rightfully been acknowledged by our peers across the province.”

Agnes swept this year’s GOG Awards, receiving five! Exhibition of the Year, Budget under $20,000 Thematic was awarded to A guest + a host = a ghost and Monographic went to Shelby Lisk’s Shé:kon se’onhwentsyà:ke ratinékere tsi nihá:ti nè:ne yesanorónhkhwa (there are still people in the world that love you). Qanita Lilla took home a Curatorial Writing Award for the With Opened Mouths brochure and Graphic Designer Vincent Perez received a Design Award for the With Opened Mouths wordmark. Graphic Designer John McCusker won the Art Book Design Award for Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens: The Power Given to Abstractions that Make Us Stupid. Read more about each project.

Mo Horner organizes a square-dance event with children in A guest + a host = a ghost.

AGNES Collects

Collection Count + Care with David Milne, Allyson Mitchell and Maud Darling

Available on Digital Agnes, Vimeo and YouTube

Collection Count + Care seeks relationships within and conversations across the collection. What stories does the collection tell?  Charlotte Gagnier, Program Coordinator at Agnes speaks to the conversation between David Milne’s Wicker Chair, 1914, oil on canvas;  Allyson Mitchell’s Old Rosie, 2000, fun fur; and  Maud Darling’s Crazy Quilt around 1900, silk and cotton.

Johnson, Johnston and Macrae Investment Group, part of CIBC Private Wealth Wood Gundy is the sponsor for Collection Count + Care and its related programs.

Screenshot of Charlotte Gagnier from Collection Count + Care with David Milne, Allyson Mitchell and Maud Darling.

Learn, Create, Curate

Accepting applications for an MA and PhD in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, Queen’s University

Application deadline: 31 January 2023

Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies is a collaboration between the Department of Film and Media and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, offering a unique opportunity for a funded one-year MA and a four-year PhD. The program’s three strongly interconnected areas of focus—studies, production, and curation—are designed to stimulate inventive dialogue in ways that ensure their respective influence, and in ways that open exciting points of access to multiple disciplinary formations. This collaborative tripartite structure is not offered in any other film, media, cinema, art or communication Master’s or PhD program in Ontario. Learn more.

Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies at Agnes. Photo: Tim Forbes

Nicolas Fleming’s A Mudroom, with guest artist Élise Provencher on view in Fugitive Rituals. Photo: Tim Forbes

Looking Ahead

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant

Agnes is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program. We invite visual, media and craft artists living in eastern Ontario (Region 4) to apply for financial assistance for costs related to a confirmed upcoming exhibition. For program guidelines, click here. For specific application inquiries, contact Kate Ducharme at

Apply by 13 January 2023.

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