Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities

OFF-SITE: Ontario Hall, Room 208, 67 University Ave, Kingston, ON
18 + 19 May, 1 + 2 June, 21 + 28 September 2024
10 am–4 pm

A series of six free workshops. No art experience is needed!

Sign up for this series of six free workshops

The workshops are free. No art experience is needed!

This series of workshops takes place in two phases.

Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities II: Mark Making, Meaning Making Poster Workshops

Animate your personal archives! 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.

Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities III: Stories Out Loud

In this third movement of AGNES’s Tracing Kingston Solidarities series, you’re invited into a large format community printing party. Using large format printing plates, we produce billboard-scale prints that are collaged and wheat-pasted on key historical sites around the City of Kingston. As an alternative archive, these images and stories reinforce the idea of making visible beloved, hidden histories.

Tracing Kingston’s Solidarities is a collaboration between interdisciplinary artist Alejandro Arauz and Agnes’s Associate Curator, Arts of Africa Qanita Lilla. The mobile printing press was fabricated by Arauz, whose practice explores issues of identity and diaspora through the vernacular of print media, performance, and video. Lilla’s curatorial work looks to provide alternatives to exclusionary museum.


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