This Week at Agnes

Screening + Workshop

Open Secret with Parastoo Anoushahpour

19 + 20 January 2023

Screening + Conversation 
Thursday, 19 January, 6–8 pm
The Screening Room,  120 Princess St, Kingston, ON
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Friday, 20 January
11:30 am–2:30 pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
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Parastoo Anoushahpour (Iran / Canada) is an artist originally from Tehran now based in Toronto working predominantly with film, video and installation. The Time That Separates Us, (2022) circles the story of Lot’s wife and its related sites of mythology, ancient salt-rock formations found doubled across a contested border. In the process the Pillar of Salt becomes a portal through which to face the contemporary Jordan River Valley, its heavily militarized border and complex infrastructures of tourism, and the stigmatized realms of desire, sexuality, and gender encoded within this highly mediated political landscape.

Open Secret features the work of Parastoo AnoushahpourKriss LiSharlene Bamboat, and Sofía Gallisá Muriente. All screenings are free and open to all. The workshops are free and open only to students.

Curated by Nasrin Himada

Portrait of Parastoo Anoushahpour. Courtesy of the artist / Hero image: Parastoo Anoushahpour, The Time That Separates Us (film still), 2022, 8MM and HD, 35 min


ReConnect project receives funding

Museums Assistance Program, Digital Access to Heritage

Agnes was awarded a Museums Assistance Program, Digital Access to Heritage grant! The ReConnect project brings Agnes collections and communities together through public-facing digitization and digital storytelling platforms. This funding is crucial as we prepare to create our new home through Agnes Reimagined and enter a two-year facility closure. Read more!

Digitizing the collection in the Contemporary Feature Gallery.  Photo: Tim Forbes

Digital Agnes

Imagining Digital Futures for the Art Museum

January–March 2023

This week the Youth Advisory Council engage in the first of six brainstorming and prototyping workshops. Through hands-on activities, they’ll gain professional experience in an innovative environment. They’ll have a say in future digital platforms that engage diverse museum audiences and inform innovation in the digital sector!

Museums Without Walls. Photo: Bojana Babic /


OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants for artists

Apply by 13 January 2023.

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. See program guidelines.


Looking for a venue for your next event?

Agnes is open for event bookings in 2023. Agnes offers a range of facility spaces that can be rented alone or together. Consider Agnes for your reception, gala, lecture, conference, performance, workshop or memorial gathering.

To explore availability, services and rates, submit the online Facility Rental Request Form.

Seasonal Gathering, 2022

Art Hive @Agnes, 2022

Looking Ahead

Art Hive @Agnes

In-Person (André Biéler Studio)
Thursdays, 2 February–9 March
4­–6 pm
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Creation Station

In-Person (André Biéler Studio)
Sundays, 19 February, 19 March,
23 April and 21 May 2023
2–3:30 pm
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Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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