Deep Looking:
Who is Belle Island?

In-Person at Agnes
27 January 2024
1:15–2 pm

Slow down, observe, relax.

Take time to slow down and deeply observe works in the exhibition Who is Belle Island?. Guided by Agnes docents, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights.

At Deep Looking, we aim to facilitate conversations around artworks shaped by participants’ unique perspectives, rather than promoting a singular reading. We ask that participants come with a willingness to listen, share and collaborate.

Kingston artists, Billie Kearns (aka Billie the Kid) and Jill Glatt collaborate on an exhibition that asks, “what does it mean to be a local artist?” and “how can we honour the land with stories we tell?” They propose Belle Island is “a being who holds those who are both from this land and those who have come here from far away and live here now.” Agnes’s Atrium is adorned with sound and tapestries coloured with natural dye and embroidered with poetry and quotes from stories contributed by local community members.

The docent program is generously supported by the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Find more

Image Credits

Subscribe to our “This Week at Agnes” e-newsletter to stay abreast of events, news and opportunities at the art museum.