The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is vibrating with events and art despite its location being closed for a re-imagination project. Here are five exciting programs deserving of your attention.
Zina Saro-Wiwa: Assembly #6
At Hotel Wolfe Island, Zina Saro-Wiwa is presenting a performance piece created in collaboration with audience perspectives with the intention of expressing their knowledge of African socialite, botanicals, spirituality, and science.
This event is the first major presentation of Saro-Wiwa’s work in Canada where they will create a space for new stories stemming from older ones to connect histories, people, and places.
This Toronto-based exhibit reflects on works created during the Chilean dictatorship in combination with recent works from textile artists and collectives, weaving together lives and futures across the continent. This project intertwines personal experiences and collective local resistance with reflections on capitalist production and supply chains affecting the global south.
Though the project is being displayed in Toronto, it is being co-presented by the Agnes, Sur Gallery, and Textile Museum of Canada. If readers find themselves in the city before April 1, they should consider checking it out.
This digital art experience is the first commissioned film in the Artists at Agnes series. To kick off this project, sculptor Chaka Chikodzi talked about his practice in length. Producers Naomi Okabe and Tess Gerard debuted the film at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival and were recognized with the BestLocal Short Film award.
The film is now available on Digital Agnes.
“Sweet Grass, Boiled Eggs, and Table Manners”
With Opened Mouths Podcast is back with their third episode of season two.
In this edition, Qanita Lilla talks with poet Billie the Kid about the raw joy derived from storytelling. Billie’s work has created an amalgamation of family, poetry communities, and connections with mentors through the perspective of being an Indigenous poet living in Kingston.
The episode will release March 31 on Digital Agnes.
E-Commerce for Artists with Jill Glatt
The Agnes is offering a virtual workshop on March 28 within their Professional Development series to help artists develop the skills needed to monetize their work.This workshop will go over what making a living as an artist means, how one can build their audience, how they can price their art products, and the unique requirements for shipping art.
This series is a collaboration between the Agnes, Modern Fuel, and Union Gallery.
The beginning of spring at the Agnes is blooming with art and learning, meaning there’s surely something for everyone.
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