Current Exhibition: June 2019

Ella Gonzales,1997

1997 is a revisitation of a migration experience through familial archives using painting, video, and text.

About the artist:

Ella Gonzales is a Filipina-Canadian artist currently residing in Kingston. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Art History and Criticism from Western University. Having spent most of her life moving between cities, countries and continents, Ella is interested in disassembling her personal and familial narratives and reassembling them as multi-dimensional spaces.Her artwork has recently been exhibited in kin, Hamilton Audio Visual Node; Overdue Overdue Overdue Overdue Overdue Overdue Overdue Overdue, 12CAT Arts Collective; Kingston’s Women’s Art Festival; Storefront Fringe Festival and Skeleton Park Arts Festival. Gonzales was recently the Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art, at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and currently Co-Chair on Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre’s Board of Directors. Ella would like to thank the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, and the Kingston Arts Council for their support through the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development.

Upcoming Exhibition: July 2019

Ashlyn Fieldhouse, Kelly Anderson, Claudia Zilstra, Affect; Physicality of Mentality

About UNIT 115

UNIT 115 is a free, inclusive and flexible exhibition space in the Kingston Arts Council office. As an alternative exhibition venue in Kingston, UNIT 115 is intended to showcase and celebrate local artists and encourage connection between artists and the local community. Applications for this space are open to artists (professional, emerging, student, etc.), arts and culture organizations, and community organizations working in different sectors. UNIT 115 has approximately 25 ft. of wall space, including a four-pane window, and 124 ft. of floor space.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a Kingston, Ontario address. Single, group and collective applications will be accepted; umbrella organizations (incorporated or not) are encouraged to submit. The KAC reserves the right to select or refuse any submitted artwork.

Deadline: 1 February 2019

Selection Process: The selection committee will comprise of Kingston Arts Council staff who will determine the exhibition schedule. Please note that the gallery will be booked approximately 6-9 months in advance. Therefore artists must be available to exhibit anytime during the 6-month period. Any proposals received after the submission date will be held until the following submission deadline.

Click here to read the guidelines.

Click here to download the 2019 application form.