Exhibitions and Events for the week of 29 May - 4 June
Learn more about art on view at the Gallery this week and anytime by viewing our Current Exhibitions.
Monday 29 May
Gallery is closed but always open online. Stay connected and scroll through our social media feeds.
Tuesday 30 May
Youth Council 4 pm - 6 pm
Local youth meet at the Gallery every other Tuesday throughout the school year to gain greater insight into the art world, connect with like-minded peers, and foster friendships!
Participation is free. Contact Monique Wozny, Education Coordinator, at 519-579-5860 x 213 or email@example.com to get involved!
KWAG Youth Council is kindly supported by TD Bank Group and the Astley Foundation.
Wednesday 31 May
Annual General Meeting 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 31 May, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the gallery's achievements, financial status, and upcoming plans. The formal meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6: pm, where we will review the past year's events and hear from our Board of Directors. After the meeting, we will take a guided tour of one of our current exhibitions.
This event is open to gallery members, the board of directors, volunteers, and the general public.
Please RSVP to Cera Frederiksen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more about KWAG Membership and to become a voting member.
KPL Screening: Faat Kiné 6 pm - 8 pm
The KWAG Film Series is an opportunity to explore celebrated films that resonate with the themes of our current exhibitions through free screenings hosted by the Kitchener Public Library at the Central Library (85 Queen Street North).
Faat Kiné is a 2001 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembène, who is at times referred to as "the father of African film.” The movie tells the story of Faat Kiné, a divorced single mother and successful businesswoman living in Dakar, Senegal. Through Faat Kiné's story, the film provides a nuanced and realistic portrayal of the complexities of modern African life and highlights the resilience and strength of African women.
Late View: The Gallery opens today until 8 pm
Thursday 1 June
Late View: The Gallery opens today until 9 pm
Friday 2 June
PD Day Camp: Summer Camp Sampler 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
School is nearly done but the fun is just beginning at KWAG!
Ever wondered what a day in the life of a KWAG Camper looks like? Join us for this PD Day to sample selected activities from Summer Art Camp. Our Day Camps are a fun way for children to make art and meet new friends. Campers express themselves creatively while experimenting with materials and learning new skills.
Register Here for $50
Saturday 3 June
First day of Serpent Rain
Serpent Rain is as much an experiment in working together as it is a film about the future.
The collaboration began with the discovery of a sunken slave ship, and an artist asking a philosopher – how do we get to the post-human without technology? And the philosopher replying – maybe we can make a film without time.
The result is a video that speaks from inside the cut between slavery and resource extraction, between black lives matter and the matter of life, between the state changes of elements, timelessness and tarot.
Together we ask: what becomes of the human if expressed by the elements?
Serpent Rain is commissioned by Stefano Harney for The Bergen Assembly.
Sensory Saturday 10 am - 12 pm
First Saturday every month, we lower light and volume levels in the lobby and exhibition spaces, making KWAG sensory-friendly. We aim to provide more art-centric opportunities for visitors with a sensory processing disorder, sensory-induced anxiety, and others who prefer environments with less stimuli.
Late View: The Gallery opens today until 7 pm