This Week at Agnes

Patterns for All Bodies

Are you ready for Pride?

Sashay away

It’s Pride Week in Kingston! Do you know what you’re wearing to the Parade?

If not: Patterns for All Bodies has you covered. In collaboration with local drag performers and sewists, we re-imagined three garments from the Historical Dress collection for the twenty first century, available for download on our website. These patterns are faithful renditions of the original dress with sizing options for every body.

Dare de LaFemme, Rowena Whey and Tyffanie Morgan, wearing their re-imagined garments. Photo: Bernard Clark


Bring Your Thing: AGNES Roadshow

OFF-SITE: Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston, ON 20 July 2024 11 am–4 pm

Agnes goes on the road! Join us next month for  Bring Your Thing: AGNES Roadshow!  Sign up for a 15-minute time slot with a Decorative Art appraiser or a Fine Art appraiser to learn about your artwork or object. Book space now to beat the rush.

Creation Station, Agnes’s all-ages artmaking workshop will be on-site, so bring your family as well as your artworks!

Curated by Suzanne van de Meerendonk, Bader Curator of European Art, in partnership with Cowley Abbott Fine Art Auctioneers, Riches Appraisals & Consult, Kingston & Area Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) and Fort Henry.

Film still: Jay Middaugh

Now available on Digital Agnes

Award winning Artists at Agnes film, Winsome

Named Best Local Short at Kingston Canadian Film Festival

The second commissioned film in the Artists at Agnes series features Winsom Winsom, a spiritually informed, multi-media artist. Produced by Braden Dragomir of Untold Storytelling, Winsom debuted at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival in February to great acclaim and this award-winning short film is now available on Digital Agnes.

About Artists at Agnes: This series spotlights the work of artists represented in Agnes’s collection. Ideas and stories behind artworks unreel through informed first-hand accounts. Produced by artist-filmmakers behind cameras, this series shares studio visits, candid interviews and location shots. Watch the films in the rest of the series here: Artists at Agnes.

Funded by the Museums Assistance Program, Digital Access to Heritage grant. Produced by Danuta Sierhuis, Agnes’s Digital Development Coordinator.

Film still: Braden Dragomir

Agnes Talks

Ann Clarke: A life in motion

Now available on Digital Agnes

Speaking about her recent retrospective exhibition at Agnes, A Life in Motion, Ann Clarke takes us on a journey through her work and process in this artist’s talk. In it, she discusses her childhood influences and an ongoing six decade-long career that moved from London to Edmonton, Halifax, Toronto, Tamworth, Thunder Bay, Newburgh and now Kingston.

A Life in  Motion was part of Agnes’s final suite of exhibitions, our Love Letter to Kingston  (1 December 2023 – 28 March 2024).

Photo: Tim Forbes


Creation Station @ Skeleton Park Arts Festival

22 June & 23 June 10:00am-5:00pm

Join Agnes for a pop-up edition of Creation Station at Skeleton Park Arts Festival! We’ll have artmaking activities for all ages. No registration required, just stop by our booth when you’re at the festival!

Photo: Tim Forbes

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