Modern Fuel Is Moving!

After years of planning and months of sorting and packing, Modern Fuel has relocated to the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. At this point we're unpacking and getting the galleries ready for relaunch on January 17th.  This is an exciting time for Modern Fuel. We are eager to welcome our membership, artists and the community at large to our new space and the first exhibitions: Jennifer Dorner and David Poolman's The Old View From Nowhere, and Nancy Douglas’ Murphys in Griffintown. It is especially fitting that both exhibitions deal with notions of transformation and place.

On Saturday, January 24 at 1pm Modern Fuel will also host Ottawa-based artist Adrian Gollner for a workshop on “Demystifying the Public Art Process,” and the Tett Centre will also hold it’s official opening on January 30 and 31 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a collaborative performance called The Whole Shebang.

This move is made possible only by the hard work and generous contributions of many people: the previous staff and Board members who initiated the relocation and planned the layout; those who contributed to our Step to the Tett campaign; long standing members and a wave of new ones; volunteers who have helped sort through many many files. As we looked through the archives it became apparent just how many devoted and talented people have come through the doors of Modern Fuel, from staff, Board and gallery members to interns, designers, volunteers and of course, the artists. 

Modern Fuel started as the Kingston Artists’ Association Incorporated in 1977, an artists’ collective that wanted to share their art and ideas amongst themselves and others. Over the years the organization has evolved, as it had to, but there remains a steadfast commitment to artistic production and presentation. It is place to exhibit work that is challenging—that makes one reconsider our engagement with objects, ideas and the world. A place to hear music, see video or performance—a range of artworks that are at times affirming, or defiant. Most importantly, we are a place to gather, to talk and listen the night away. We hope to see you in 2015.

Our new address is:

Suite 305 - 370 King Street West
Kingston, ON
K7L 2X4