The KWAG Blog

Time for Rocks: In conversation with curator Katie Lawson One month after Erratic Behaviour opened to an absolutely packed audience (and despite mining almost too many rock related puns), KWAG Curator Darryn Doull reached out to the guest curator of the exhibition, Katie Lawson, to talk origins,... Read More
With the summer months on the horizon, it’s time for camps, community events, festivals and lots of sunscreen. At KWAG, we love this time of year because our studios are bustling with young artists, new and returning visitors discussing ideas with each other in the gallery spaces. We get to be... Read More
A group stands in a hallway looking at art
The evening of June 8 th 2023, brought 60 hungry, art-loving, foodies to the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery to enjoy delicious tapas-style food and drink pairings inspired by our current exhibitions. This sold-out event is always a hit in the community and the 14 th time was no exception! Feast for... Read More
Beyond Sightlines The following transcription was taken from a conversation between Dr. Nehal El-Hadi and Jessica Karuhanga on 4 March 2023. Nehal and Jessica have collaborated on writing and programming for over six years, beginning with Ineffable Blaze, an exhibition curated by Jessica at Trinity... Read More
This week, we are excited to share a meditative video capturing the magic of Emily Pelstring’s exhibition, The Passion of the Hedge-Rider. This video marks the first time that KWAG has worked with artist Miles Rufelds to document an exhibition and we could not be happier with the results of his... Read More
Luke Parnell hands a print from his installation to a woman in a black top and red skirt
Powerful Glow celebrated its Opening Reception last Friday 17 June during an evening that began with an explosive outdoor performance by Archer Pechawis. Beginning with a touching tribute to Mike MacDonald at the site of Planting one Another and concluding with a rousing performance of the AIM Song... Read More
Installation view of Powerful Glow at KWAG
In advance of the opening of Powerful Glow , KWAG Curator Darryn Doull sat down with Curator Lisa Myers for an informal discussion of themes and relations rooted in the exhibition. Darryn Doull: Walking into Powerful Glow , one of the most apparent icons is the butterfly. How do you understand the... Read More
Installation view of From Her Perspective showing a row of framed works of various sizes along a yellow wall
This blog post comes to us from a great friend and supporter of the Gallery. Senta Ross is the most recent participant in the Community Curator program, which has produced thirteen exhibitions to date. With humility and grace, Senta is a passionate believer in the importance of the arts. A knack... Read More
Photo of Shirley Madill, a white woman with shoulder-length black hair wearing a white blouse
In the wake of the severe emotional and economic impact of COVID-19 on the arts, the team at KWAG has been reflecting, regrouping and redefining our ties to culture in a post-pandemic world. As we open the door to a new year, I want to share how the Gallery is moving forward. The challenges of... Read More
Photo of Yexin Tan, a young Chinese woman with short dark hair wearing a white shirt standing in the Corridor Gallery alongside a framed white Ron Martin work
We are delighted to welcome Yexin Tan to the KWAG team as our new Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator. Yexin has been working busily behind the scenes to welcome our visitors back to the Gallery starting this Tuesday 1 February while connecting with volunteers and planning new ways to... Read More