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UG offers academic and experiential learning opportunities within and beyond Queen's University. We support interdisciplinary research, presentation and interpretation of contemporary art by championing pedagogical inquiries, curatorial experiments and alternative models to arts engagement. Our student-majority team works closely with arts professionals to collaboratively support gallery operations and programming as artists, curators, writers, researchers, arts educators and more.

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Image: Leyla Chisamore providing a summer tour of the exhibition without repair, curated by Robin Alex McDonald, 2018


We offer guided tours of our exhibitions to university and college classes, elementary and post-secondary school groups, and community groups of all ages. Tours offer alternative perspectives and context on artworks presented, and the opportunity for critical group discussion. Tour programs are geared to the interests of the group and can include hands-on activities led by gallery staff or artists.

Faculty and students across all disciplines, community groups and clubs are also invited to host their own events in our space while contributing to the gallery's interdisciplinary environment and a vibrant culture on campus.

As a proud member of the Katarokwi-Kingston arts community, UG has many existing community partnerships, and we endeavour to further build meaningful relationships in the region and beyond. We’re committed to fostering creative growth through merging technical and critical understandings of the arts, as well as a deeper understanding of how art can reflect the most important issues of our time. Community programs are the outgrowth of deep collaboration between UG and partners.

To request study guides, schedule a group visit or exhibition tour, connect about collaborating, or inquire about hosting an event at the gallery, please reach out,

UNION GALLERY is funded and supported by Queen's University, Alma Mater Society (AMS), Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), Ontario Arts Council, City of Kingston Arts Fund–Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston, with partnerships with Stauffer Library, Cultural Studies, Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies, and Art History and Art Conservation.