This Week at KWAG

Exhibitions and Events for the week of 25 September - 1 October

Learn more about art on view at the Gallery this week and anytime by viewing our Current Exhibitions.


Monday 25 September

Gallery is closed but always open online. Stay connected and scroll through our social media feeds.



Tuesday 26 September

Walk the Talk: Stroller Tours, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visit the Gallery with your little ones and enjoy some adult conversation and coffee! This casual guided tour will introduce parents and caregivers to our current exhibitions.

Drop-in from 10 am - 12 pm

Guided tour from 10:30 - 11:30 am

Free admission

Walk the Talk Tours are supported by the Gamble Family.

Late View: The Gallery opens today until 8:00 pm


Wednesday 27 September

Seniors Supporting Seniors: Information and Recruitment Session 2 of 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Artist Educator for KWAG's Seniors Supporting Seniors workshops? Join us for an information and recruitment event to learn all about the program, what the role entails, and included training and development. You don't have to be a professional artist. You don't even need to be experienced. If you have a passion for cultivating a supportive community environment, we would love to see you at the information event!

Sign up here!

Late View: The Gallery opens today until 7:00 pm


Thursday 28 September

Youth Council, 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 to get involved!

KWAG Youth Council is kindly supported by TD Bank Group and the Astley Foundation.

Late View: The Gallery opens today until 9:00 pm


Friday 29 September

Illuminated Lines -Trevor Waurechen, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our program merges the realms of art and technology by enabling participants to craft drawings that illuminate within a frame. Students will engage in a creative process involving drawing, etching, and basic wiring techniques to produce their own captivating illuminated artworks. The workshop welcomes individuals without prior art or electronics experience, as all necessary materials will be provided for a seamless learning experience. Join us in this exciting endeavour where imagination takes shape through the fusion of artistry and technology.

Illuminated Lines is facilitated by Trevor Waurechen.

Register here for $100+HST!

Late View: The Gallery opens today until 9:00 pm


Saturday 30 September

O:se Kenhionhata:tie – Land Back Camp Panel, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

On 20 June 2020, O:se Kenhionhata:tie (also known as Land Back Camp) was created by Amy Smoke, Bangishimo and Terre Chartrand in so-called Kitchener’s Victoria Park. It grew from a collective frustration of the constant struggle that communities faced when looking for gathering space. Starting with only 1 tipi and 2 tents, Indigenous and settler youth representing several nations began to arrive at the camp. The camp grew, quickly becoming a safe space for Two Spirit IndigiQueer folx and queer/trans or LGBTQ+ settler accomplices to gather in the Great Peace, celebrating, learning and thriving through culture.

In this group discussion, all three co-Directors of the documentary film Stories from Land Back Camp will discuss their experiences at the camp and key moments from the process of creating the film. We will conclude by looking forward at what comes next for O:se Kenhionhata:tie and how you can be a part of this story.

Stories from Land Back Camp is featured in SOS: A Story of Survival, Part II – The Body, on view at KWAG from 26 August 2023 – 7 January 2024.


Sunday 1 October

Last 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.