This Week at Agnes

Public Roundtable

Unpacking Conversation: Intergenerational Archival Engagement

Friday 13 March, 11:30–2:30 pm

This public roundtable event with Arnait collective members presents an intergenerational conversation about the exhibition Inuuqatikka: My Dear Relations and the process of revisiting and remediating the Arnait video archives.

In March, Queen’s University welcomes members of the Inuit women’s video collective, Arnait, for a two-week media-art open archiving residency as part of an ongoing effort to ensure this media art history is preserved and made available according to culturally specific and ethically driven forms of access.

Oana Spinu, Before Tomorrow (production still), copyright Arnait Video Productions, 2009

The Studio

Open Source 3-D print and design with Stefy McKnight

Sunday 15 March, 1:30–4 pm

Making creative and innovative art has never been so accessible and easy. Using open source materials and programming, this workshop will show participants the basics of 3-D printing and design. This workshop will not only give participants the skills to develop projects, but also provide a survey of local 3-D printers available for use.

Register to save your spot. $10 per class, all materials included

Art and Wellness

Art Hive @Agnes

Thursdays to 2 April, 4–6 pm

“Art Hive is a comforting space where you can come and unwind. I like it because it’s very inclusive, and all abilities are made to feel welcome.”
– Robbie, Art Hive participant

Young adults (18–24) are invited to drop-in for art and wellness. Relax, re-charge and expand your creative powers in the Studio. Art Hive is free; great materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary. If you are looking for guidance, our art therapist/facilitator offers weekly projects and visits to our current exhibitions.

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

Art Hive @Agnes, Winter 2020

AGNES Collects

Willem Drost’s Self-Portrait as Saint John the Evangelist

AGNES Collects are short videos that highlight artworks from the permanent collection with interpretations by renowned scholars and curators from Canada and around the world.

Discover a work by one of Rembrandt’s most gifted pupils, Dutch artist, Willem Drost. Dr Jonathan Bikker, Research Curator at the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), makes Drost’s Self-Portrait as Saint John the Evangelist come alive, discussing Drost’s artistic influences, themes in self portraiture and saintly iconography within the painting. Watch now.

Willem Drost, Self-portrait as St John the Evangelist, around 1655, oil on canvas, Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014 (56-003.13)

Wassily Kandinsky, Untitled (detail), 1929, lithograph on paper. Purchase, George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, 1970 (13-110)

Looking Ahead

Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art

Thursday 26 March, 6–8 pm
Karen Hearn presents “Big-Bellied Women: Portraying Pregnancy in 16th– and 17th-Century England”


The World Alive with Emebet Belete

Saturdays 4–25 April
Class for Kids

Thursday Tour

19 March, 12:15–1 pm
Featuring Quest for Colour: Five Centuries of Innovation in Printmaking
and Playing Doctor: General Idea Multiples

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