Union Gallery

EVENTS archive

April 3, 2019: 6-7:30pm | Bloom Poetry Reading Event

March 27, 2019: 6:30pm | Union Gallery's Annual General Meeting

March 20, 2019: 6-8pm | Video Screening: Student Shorts

March 16, 2019: 10am-2pm | Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

February 27, 2019: 6-8pm | Art Shares: Talks by Union Gallery Artists

February 6 (rescheduled for Feb 7), 2019: 6-8pm | Hands-On Blender Workshop

January 25, 2019: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for "Temporal Encounters" and "Unassimilable"

January 16, 2019: 6:30-8:30pm | Art's Birthday Party

January 9, 2019: 6-8:30pm | Public Feelings: Collective Zine Making Workshop w/ Small Potatoes

November 21, 2018: 5-7pm | (Me)diated re/flections & Haptic/Optic opening reception

Nov 14 & 28, 2018: 6-8pm | Union Gallery/Modern Fuel Fall Workshop Series

October 17, 2018: 6:30pm | Panel: worked up | wound up

September 28, 2018: 4:30-6pm | Unravel: Union Gallery Poetry Reading Event

September 19, 2018: 6:30-8:30pm | Pulling Threads Workshop with Artist Lindsey Wilson

July 11, 2018: 6:30-8pm | a night of really bad love poetry

May 23, 2018: 6:30-8pm | Opening Reception for the exhibitions without repair and Don't Forget to Call.

April 18, 2018: 6:30-8pm | Poetry reading event in celebration of National Poetry Month.

March 23, 2018: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for the exhibition Course of Action, featuring artwork by Queen's 4th year BFA student artists.

March 21, 2018: 6:30-8pm | Video Screening Event

March 9, 2018: 1:30-2:50pm | Inquiry @ Queen's Undergraduate Conference presentations

March 7, 2018, 6:30-8pm | Maker Workshop: Introduction to Clay Sculpture with Kathleen Sellars

February-March 2018 | Union Gallery and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre's Winter Workshop Series

February 14, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm | Yoga at the Gallery

February 10, 2018, 12-1:45pm | Queerly Canadian Short Films – Reelout | The Screening Room (UG Sponsored Event)

January 31, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm | Open Mic Night With Ultra Violet Magazine

January 26, 2018: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for the exhibition Ever Passing, featuring artwork by Queen's student artists.

November 17, 2017: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for the exhibition SURFACE, featuring artwork by Queen's student artists.

January 17, 2018: 4-6pm | Art's 1,000,055th Birthday Party, featuring music performances and an artist talk.

November 17, 2017: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for the exhibition SURFACE, featuring artwork by Queen's student artists.

November 10, 2017: 6:30-8pm | Intersections: Art + Research (featuring Mathieu Léger, Sara Langer-Smith and Bronwyn Jaques) and Closing Reception for "Espace Plausible; Plausible Space" by Mathieu Léger and "THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE" by Lisa Lipton.

September 30, 2017: 4:30-6pm | Passport Poetry: Union Gallery Poetry Reading

June 3, 2017: 1-3pm | Artist Talk & Opening Reception for "Contraint à courir après desombres plus séduisantes que la réalité; Essays on shadows" by Amélie Brisson-Darveau, and "Its Mouth Only Grows" by Miles Rufelds.

April 6, 2017: 4:30-6pm | Reflections of the Fourth Dimension: Union Gallery Poetry Reading

March 29, 2017: 5:30-6:30pm | Yoga at the Gallery

March 22, 2017: 6:30-7:30pm | Free Video Screening Event featuring short works by Queen's Student artists

March 10, 2017: 5-6:30pm | Opening Reception for the student group exhibitions "Groundwork," "Islands," and "The Woods"

March 10, 2017: 1:30-2:30pm | Inquiry @ Queen's Undergraduate Conference presentations during "Curios" session.

February 15, 2017: 6-7:30pm | A Small Get-Together: Button-Making and Discussion at The Union Gallery

January 27, 2017: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for the student group exhibition "Striking the Line"

January 17, 2017: 3-4pm | Art's 1,000,054th Birthday Party

November 30, 2016: 5:30-6:30pm | Yoga at the Gallery

November 25, 2016: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for the student group exhibition "REVEAL"

November 23, 2016: 6-8pm | Workshop: Physical Computing with Makey Makey

November 21, 2016: 7-9pm | Art Trivia Night at The Grad Club

November 11, 2016: 5-7pm | Food and Conversation with Emily Jan and Jacquelyn N. Coutré

October 1, 2016: 4:30-6pm | Th(read)s: Union Gallery Poetry Performance Event (Culture Days)

September 16, 2016: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for Emily Jan's "After the Hunt" and Anne Billy's "Fleeting Memory"

June 3, 2016: 5-7pm | Opening Reception for Robert Hengeveld's "Erratic Turns" and Judy Ruzylo's "The Order of Things"

April 7, 2016: 12-3pm | COCA Demonstration

March 30, 2016: 5-7pm | Opening reception for "Drawn In: Selected Drawings by 2nd year BFA Students" and "First Editions: Bookworks by BFA Students."

March 19, 2016: 12:30-1:30pm | Curating as Care, facilitated by Ellyn Walker and Carina Magazzeni

March 15, 2016: 12-9pm | PERFORMING PEDAGOGIES: Performance Series

March 11, 2016: 1-2:30pm | Inquiry @ Queen's Undergraduate Conference presentations on Colonization and Appropriation.

March 9, 2016: 4:30-6pm

Portfolio Preparation and Proposal Writing Workshop, facilitated by Ellyn Walker.

February 24th, 2016: 5-7pm | Opening reception for "Re-mixed: Reconfiguring the Imaginary" and "EPIC Moment."

January 16, 2016: 1:30-4:30pm @ the Agnes Etherington Art Centre | Union Gallery's poster-making workshop led by Mary Tremonte.

November 20th, 2015: 5-7pm | Opening reception for "Selections from North Adams: Re-mapping a history of printmaking from Queen's" and Kevin Rodgers' "The Last Resort."

October 28th, 2015: 6:30-8pm | Union Gallery Presents: The Banal Comedy of Observation - Select Screening Program

October 22nd, 2015: 12-1pm | VISUAL BITES IN CONTEXT: RESEARCH IN CONVERSATION, with Pansee Atta and Beesan Sarrouh.

October 21st, 2015: 6:30-7:30pm | A DIY GIF-making workshop led by Chantal Rousseau.

October 2nd, 2015: 5-7pm | Curator's Talk (with Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee) and opening reception for "Video Store Project" and Pansee Atta's "Myth Marks."

March 26th & 27th, 2015

The latest performance and artist talk in the Talkin' back to Johnny Mac Series, curated by Erin Sutherland, co-sponsored by Union Gallery.

March 22nd & 23rd, 2015

The latest performance and artist talk in the Talkin' back to Johnny Mac Series, curated by Erin Sutherland, co-sponsored by Union Gallery.

March 12th, 2015

VISUAL BITES IN CONTEXT: Artist talks 1-2:30pm
Dayna Riemland, Jesse Wardell, Lindsey Wilson, and Keely Dobranski

Guest speakers: Lois Klassen and Tyler Vance

January 22nd, 2015

VISUAL BITES IN CONTEXT: Artist talks 3-4:30pm
Kathryn Boxall, Morgan Campbell, Francesca Pang, Brian Hoad

Guest speakers: Shalon Webber-Heffernan and Cassandra Kuyvenhoven

November 14th, 2014

VISUAL BITES IN CONTEXT: Artist talks 4:00pm
Jaime Angelopoulos, Derrick Piens, Jude Griebel

Guest speaker: Carina Magazzeni

April 3, 2014

VISUAL BITES IN CONTEXT: Artist talks 11:30pm
Alexandra Brickman, Sarah Love, Magdalena Slabosz and Emily Zeilke

Guest speaker Scott Carey.

Friday, January 17, 2014

VISUAL BITES IN CONTEXT: Artist talks 2:30pm
Rachael Dodgson, Nicole Kerouac and Claire van Eeghen

Guest speaker Lisa Figge.


November 8, 2013
Artist in Community/Workplace Grant Info Session
Union Gallery
2-3:30 pm

Please join the Kingston Arts Council for an information session on the Ontario Arts Council's grant program, Artists in the Comunity/Workplace. This grant supports community art practices and funds projects that show a partnership between professional artists and community groups. The session is presented by Irina Skvortsova.


September 16, 2012
Off-site Project | Transit Pass Discussion
Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal, Ontario Street
4:15 pm

A discussion of the projects followed by a gathering at the Island Grill on Wolfe Island will take place on Sunday, September 16th , 2012  at 4:15 pm at the ferry terminal. We will catch the 5pm ferry to Wolfe Island.  Cash bar available at the Grill.

September 21, 2012
Artist Talk & Reception | Strange Reverie and Glitter Island World
Martin Golland, Ufuk Gueray, Samantha Mogelonsky

The Union Gallery welcomes artists Martin Golland, Ufuk Gueray, and Samantha Mogelonsky as they discuss their work and the current exhibition. A closing reception will be held immediately following the presentations.

MARCH 20-22, 2012
Terrance Houle and Adrian Stimson: Exploring Indigenous Masculinities Queen's Aboriginal Awareness Week 2012

Adrian Stimson (Siksika) and Terrance Houle (Blood) are two interdisciplinary artists from Southern Alberta First Nations. The performance series will feature an investigation into Indigenous masculinities and issues of gender and sexuality in Indigenous art. The artists will present two performances and take part in an artist talk centred on discussions of their practice and their positions as Aboriginal performance artists. As part of Queen’s Aboriginal Awareness Week these events will bring greater attention to Aboriginal scholarship and issues that influence Aboriginal communities. The Union Gallery will be hosting one of these performances so watch our website for details.
Erin Sutherland is a MA student in cultural studies. Her research interests include Indigenous performance art in North America, the intersection of gender and race in Aboriginal art and the influence of stereotypical Canadian imagery featuring Aboriginal peoples in the work of contemporary Aboriginal artists.

This project is curated by MA student Erin Sutherland and supported by Queen’s Native Student Association, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, Corridor Culture Curatorial Collective, the Union Gallery and multiple departments at Queen’s University.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Artist Talk and Discussion
Dunning Hall 12, Queen’s University

Performances at the Union Gallery,
Adrian Stimson’s “Buffalo Boys Born Again”
& a new performance by Terrance Houle

Grad Club: Reception for all
Grad Club, 162 Barrie Street

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Performance and reception
Terrance Houle and Adrian Stimson in
“Buckskin Remounting”
Renaissance Room, 285 Queen Street

FEBRUARY 6-9, 2012 - Art and Ecological Citizenship: Performance Artist Colette Urban

Colette Urban is a Canadian artist whose work combines performance, drawing, costume making, sculpture, and installation. In the documentary about her work, Pretend Not to See Me, she suggests that her creation of the Full Tilt Creative Centre might be her biggest performance to date. Full Tilt, with its artist residencies program and organic market garden is an intervention that has the potential to become a new kind of institution. Colette’s art practice continues to adapt and change what art is, expanding her own and other artist’s opportunities as she goes.
Public events include a panel discussion at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, a film screening of Pretend Not to See Me and performance of Hoot at the Screening Room followed by a Q & A with the artists and Director Katherine Knight, an artist talk at the Ban Righ Centre and she will also visit the Union Gallery for the afternoon artist talks on February 8th at 2:30pm.

Colette Urban’s visit is a collaboration between Department of Cultural Studies, Queen’s University Fine Art Program, the Union Gallery, the Ban Righ Centre for Continuing University Education, the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Queen’s University Fine Art Program, the Screening Room and the Corridor Culture Collective.

JANUARY 18, 2012 - Visiting Artist Leah Decter
‘(official denial) trade value in progress’

Initiated by artist Leah Decter, and curated by Jaimie Isaac ‘(official denial) trade value in progress’ is an ongoing dialogic project that invites critical exchange about contemporary conditions of settler colonialism, and efforts of decolonization and reconciliation in Canada. In June of 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued an official “Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools.” In September of 2009, in a speech to the G20 Summit he stated of Canada that, “we also have no history of Colonialism”. This project appropriates the latter statement incorporating it into a 12’ x 14’ composite of Hudson Bay blankets that acts as a platform for dialogue. Decter and Isaac collaborate on the project’s activation inviting written and sewn responses to Harper’s statement from a range of Canadians.

Leah Decter will talk about the project on January 18th, 2012 11:30am-1:30pm. Her talk will be followed by an open workshop in the concourse outside Union Gallery from 2-5:00pm. Participation is free and all are invited to attend.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters, Union Gallery, Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council and Queen’s University Cultural Studies Program. For more info please contact project coordinator Barbara Meneley barbara.meneley.artist@gmail.com