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Image: Brian Hoad, Sticks and Stones, cyanotype on paper, 2021

October 12, 2021 - December 4, 2021

Side-ways: A Residency Exhibition in 2 Spaces

Side-ways Artist Residency is a remote residency which brought together a group of artists based in Katarokwi-Kingston during this past year. Starting in November 2020 and culminating in a 2-part exhibition across Union Gallery and Modern Fuel, Side-ways generated an environment of ongoing exchange among the artists in formats spanning group critiques and informal group discussions. Other artists, curators and cultural workers were invited to add their voices to the year-long dialogue on occasion. Throughout, the residency held fast to sustained conversatons and peer-to-peer support, seeing what might happen if artists took on these ways of working as not only generative methods but the critical mass that enables their artmaking.

Side-ways artists include, Michelle Bunton, William Carroll, Francisco Corbett, Grace Katie Dixon, Brian Hoad, Deena Jacobs, Jean Jamieson-Hanes and Rafael MacDonald. Many thanks to our visiting artists, curators and cultural workers: Pansee Atta; Sebastian De Line; Ella Gonzales; Hadley Howes; and Suzanne van de Meerendonk.

Side-ways is co-presented by Union Gallery + Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, designed and coordinated by GHY Cheung and naphtali; the two-part exhibition is coordinated by GHY Cheung, with exhibition support provided by Alexander Rondeau, Curatorial Assistant at Union Gallery, and Emily Veysey, Program Coordinator at Modern Fuel. 

October 12 – 30, 2021: Main Space and Project Room, Union Gallery October 12 – December 4, 2021: Window Space, Modern Fuel


  • Admission to the gallery and programs are free of charge.
  • Support persons are welcome free of charge for any registered program.
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • Our main entrance through Stauffer Library is accessible with automatic door openers.
  • Our galleries are one level.
  • Wheelchair-accessible stalls are available in the public washrooms located in the Stauffer Library Loggia. They do not have automatic door openers.
  • There are two accessible parking spots located on Alfred Street.

We are constantly striving to remove barriers and make our space and services more accessible for all individuals. For inquiries or feedback on access, please reach out: 613.533.3171 or ugallery@queensu.ca