Recent News

  • Modern Fuel proudly sponsors Reelout Film

    Modern Fuel is a proud community sponsor of the Kingston Reelout Film festival and will be hosting the opening night of films on January 27th at 9pm. The night's program showcases a trio of innovative approaches to the presentation of narrative in the short film, the avant-garde, and the feature-length narrative.

    Join us for a viewing of:


    dir : Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
    2009 / Canada / 4 min

  • Paleofuturity POSTPONED

    Modern Fuel is sorry to announce that the show Paleofuturity, with the original dates from January 15 to February 19, 2011, had to be postponed. It has been rescheduled to open on April 30 and run until June 4, 2011. In January, the space adjacent to Modern Fuel experienced extensive vandalism which resulted in a flood in the entire building. Modern Fuel is working with our landlord, the City of Kingston, to repair the damages and to get back into the building and operating normally as soon as possible.

  • Holiday Hours

    Modern Fuel would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday!

    We will be taking a break from Dec 19th to January 11th. We hope to see you all in the New Year at the opening of our first show of 2011, Paleofuturity, opening Jan 15th at 7pm. Come explore an exhibition that's out of this world!

    See you then!
    Modern Fuel

    Image by Benjamin Nelson

  • Exhibition Assistance Applications

    Every year Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Awards. If your residence falls within zone 4 of the OAC's list of Exhibition Assistance Recommenders (see Map) you may send us your application in correspondance with the requirements of the OAC listed below. The next deadline is January 7th, 2011.
    Please visit the OAC's website for further information and application information:

  • Queen's Students! Intern at Modern Fuel

    Modern Fuel offers a half credit student internship each semester in collaboration with Queens University for students in Art History, Fine Art (ARTH 395) and Film Studies (FILM 395). Internships provide a focused opportunity for students to experience multiple facets of the nonprofit contemporary arts environment and offer a practical environment in which students can undertake research and curatorial activities. Students are required to write a report about their experience and are evaluated jointly by the employer and a faculty member from their department.

    To Apply:

  • The Art Cards are coming!

    We are very excited about the Art Cards we are producing as our main fundraiser this year, they will be unveiled November 26th at a launch party. We received overwhelming community support for the cards and had almost three times the number of image submissions as spaces on cards. It is wonderful to have so much enthusiasm for the project however it unfortunately also means that we were unable to give every application a spot in the deck. We thank you all for submitting images.

    The following artists were selected for the deck:

  • Photographer Needed

    Modern Fuel is looking for a volunteer professional caliber photographer who can help us document our exhibitions on a monthly basis. We would be pleased to provide a $25 honorarium per event for consistent high quality documentation. We host a variety of events such as artists talks, concerts, parties and performances which present an excellent opportunity to develop photography skills in an unusual setting. Experience shooting in a gallery setting would be ideal. All photography is put on our website which receives 2000 unique hits per month with full credit given to the photographer.

  • MF ARCards!

    Calling All Artists!

    Click Here to Submit:

    This fall, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is excited to be launching our newly designed fundraising project – a deck of MF ARCards! This distinctly Kingstonian deck of cards will represent the creative strength of our community by reproducing the work of local artists and designers on the front of each card.

  • Square Pegs Three!

    August 18th at Dusk, Amphitheater at Market Square!

    Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, in association with Downtown Kingston, is excited to present Square Pegs 3, our third annual free screening of video art in Kingston’s Market Square. The program showcases the short experimental works of ten talented Canadian video artists and filmmakers, including Kingston’s Blake MacFarlane, Jocelyn Purdie, and Maayke Schurer.

  • Fuel Your Chakra

    Attention all yoga enthusiasts and the yoga curious, and lovers of contemporary art!