The Studio:
Paste-Ups for Social Change with Abby Nowakowski

In-Person at Agnes
28 March 2024
6:30–8:30 pm

Artist-led workshop

The Studio is a place to meet innovative practicing artists from Kingston and across Canada, hear about their work and artistic practice and explore a creative project together.

Paste-ups for Social Change is a hands-on, activist-rooted workshop led by artist Abby Nowakowski. As seen in we are magic: a love letter to our tattoos, paste-up is the process of adhering paper onto a surface using starches and water, commonly used to seamlessly put up prints, bookbinding, and of course—troublemaking.

All materials are included in the workshop fee. A limited number of bursaries are available.

Sponsor:  J.J.M. Investment Group CIBC  Wood Gundy
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Abby Nowakowski (she/they) is a queer interdisciplinary artist and art educator currently living and working in Sharbot Lake and Katarokwi-Kingston. Through printmaking, illustration and handpoke tattooing, they spread advocacy for care, share stories, and make space for radical softness. Abby is drawn to the gentler pace of handpoke and takes a trauma-informed approach to tattooing which has fostered a safer and more empowering experience for clients. Driven by curiosity and kindness, their practice extends into art facilitation with a range of collaborations, workshops, and performances which radiate from queer ecologies and friendships.

Installation detail of a paste-up in Abby Nowakowski's exhibition we are magic: a love letter to our tattoos.

Installation detail of a paste-up in Abby Nowakowski’s exhibition we are magic: a love letter to our tattoos.

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