This Week at Agnes

Off-Site Programming

Where’s Agnes?

May–November 2024

For the last few years, we’ve been wondering who will welcome us into their home once ours is closed? We feel the love! Come with us on our nomadic program adventure of exhibitions, site-specific installations, performances, lectures, screenings, public and land-based art projects and more, co-produced and presented in partnership with a host of amazing galleries, organizations,  and sites across Ontario!

Keep your eye out for our new Where’s Agnes? print brochure. Members get one in the mail.  Not a member yet? Join now.

Where’s Agnes? map showing off-site programming across Ontario from Kingston to Toronto and London. Hearts mark the locations!


Strike That

ONLINE (via Zoom) 13 May 2024 6–7:30 pm ET

Strike That brings together visual artists, writers, and poets who critically reflect on changing language in the broader cultural and political landscape and their own work. This conversation features Demian DinéYazhi’, Native American artist, poet, and activist, Fargo Nissim Tbakhi, Palestinian-American performance artist and writer and SA Smythe, transmedia storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, critical theorist, and educator.

Co-presented with Vera List Center for Art and Politics. It is organized and moderated by Nasrin Himada, Associate Curator, Academic Outreach and Community Engagement, Queen’s University, and Eriola Pira, VLC Curator and Director of Programs.

Graphic for Strike That. Courtesy of Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Photo by Bella De Angelis


Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities

OFF-SITE: Ontario Hall, Room 208, 67 University Ave, Kingston, ON
18 + 19 May, 1 + 2 June, 21 + 28 September, 10 am–4 pm

This series of workshops continues in two phases: Mark Making, Meaning Making Poster Workshops and Stories Out Loud. Come and share your stories, bring your cherished photographs and personal mementos to make a large poster. Work with artist Alejandro Arauz, and use collage, drawing, painting, and printmaking to celebrate your living Kingston histories. We produce billboard-scale prints that are collaged and wheat-pasted on key historical sites around the City of Kingston. No artmaking experience is needed!  Learn more and sign up >

Curated by Qanita Lilla, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa

People’s Symposium. Alejandro Arauz brings his mobile printing press for the Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities project. Photo: Garrett Elliott


Agnes at Science Rendezvous!

OFF-SITE: 1 Tragically Hip Way, Kingston
11 May, 10 am–3 pm

Science Rendezvous is a one-day festival where science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics meet to celebrate Canada’s research achievements. Agnes and Queen’s Art Conservation Program have a booth! Step into the world of conservators and museum pros as we unveil the cool scientific tools used to unlock the secrets of art.

Free and open to all! >

Science Rendezvous, 2023

Call for Teen Artists!

Creative Futures: Empowering Teen Artists

Apply by 7 June 2024

Are you ready to ignite your creative potential? Join us for a transformative year-long program just for you!

Through a series of monthly workshops, gain invaluable insights into the art world, build a creative portfolio, write your own artist statement, document your artwork and explore different methods of artmaking. This program culminates with the opportunity to curate a group exhibition of the cohort’s work in spring 2025. Don’t miss this chance to fuel your artistic journey and become a leader in tomorrow’s creative landscape! Apply by 7 June >

Co-facilitated by Agnes, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning.

Art Zone for teens. Photo: Tim Forbes

Agnes is hiring!

Education Assistant, Special Projects

Apply by 30 June 2024

The Education Assistant works with local artists to imagine, research and write a new school program, to be launched in winter 2025, and assists with the training of Queen’s students and community members who volunteer to lead the program.

This is a Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage position. $18/hour; 35 hours/week; for 30 weeks starting 3 September 2024. Learn more >

School Program: Making Home, 2024. Photo: Tim Forbes

Digital Agnes

You Ain’t “Scared of Me” … You Hate Me
with Dr Tommy Mayberry

Recording now available!

An Academic Drag Queen’s Critical Race Theory-Informed Response to Today’s Dragphobia and Transphobia. Speakers include Dr Tommy Mayberry, Jirjees Al-Shammaa, Jermaine Marshall, Kel Martin, Zakary-Georges Gagné, Dr Lee Airton, Dale Lackeyram and Hill Werth. The event is in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University.

Now available on Digital Agnes, Vimeo and YouTube!  Check it out >

Conversation during You Ain’t “Scared of Me” … You Hate Me with Dr Tommy Mayberry. Photo: Garrett Elliott

Anthony Gebrehiwot, Echoes of Devotion (detail), 2024, digital image on vinyl. Courtesy of the artist.

Looking Ahead

Echoes of Devotion

OFF-SITE: Exterior of Mackintosh-Corry Hall, 68 University Ave, Kington, ON
10 June 2024–2026

A large-scale mural by Scarborough artist Anthony Gebrehiwot that looks over Queen’s campus.

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