Recent News

  • Investigations of Wishes Lies and Dreams

    In collaboration with Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, the Union Gallery presents the work of visiting Thai artist Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, and collaborators, in a multimedia installation focusing on the hybridity of new media and cross-cultural exchange. Chutiwongpeti's exhibition runs concurrently with an exhibition in Union Gallery's Main Space, Between Spaces, featuring the work of Kim Armstrong and Monique Baena-Tan. A reception and artists' talk will take place on December 5th from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Exhibition Assistance Deadline Fast Approaching

    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 8, 2010.

    Please visit the OAC's website for further information:

  • Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: A Cross-cultural Collaborative Project

    Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, in collaboration with the Union Gallery, presents the work of visiting Thai artist Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, and collaborators, in a multimedia installation focusing on the hybridity of new media and cross-cultural exchange. The piece will represent the artist’s explorations of the in-between of nature and science, contemporary art and traditional culture.

  • New Media Workspace Update!

    At the top of the homepage you'll recollect there's an item titled New Media Workspace. Before, it was okay. Now though, now it looks the same!
    The title that is.
    Once you click it, everything changes. We have our brochure online, forums, tutorials and videos. We basically have it all. And we want you to take a peek and get some use out of it.

    The forums are brand new and an excellent place to voice all kinds of questions, concerns, issues and otherwise for the New Media Staff. They will be constantly monitoring and moderating the forums to assist with all your new media needs.

  • Good Tastes Thanks Its Sponsors

    Modern Fuel would like to take the opportunity to thank several key community supporters for their support of Good Tastes, no frills.

    We are very excited to announce that Kingston Frameworks will be donating a coupon towards framing for each piece of unframed work that is purchased at Good Tastes, no frills. In addition, Frameworks has donated several gift certificates for Door Prizes.

    We have an exciting line up of Door Prizes for Good Tastes including:

    - Frameworks Gift Certificates

  • Good Tastes Art Preview

    Good Tastes, no frills Art Preview

    The works of art for Good Tastes will be on display at the gallery and open for advance bidding from November 3 to November 7. Gallery hours are noon to 5 pm. Bids may be placed in person or through Modern Fuel’s bidding Hotline: 613-548-4883. If you are unable to make the auction, and still want to buy a work, this Hotline will be open during the event from 7 to 9 pm. Bidding will close at 9 pm sharp on November 7th.

  • Solid Gold Raffle Extended!

    As an extended part of our Solid Gold Fundraiser, we are holding a raffle of 11 records uniquely altered by some of our member artists. Raffle tickets are each $3 or 2 for $5. The Raffle will be drawn at our opening on Sept 19th so it’s not too late to get a ticket! To view the records go to:

    Winners will be contacted shortly after the 19th.

    Image: Jocelyn Purdie, You Broke My Heart in 17 Places, 2009.

  • Solid Gold

    Get your Solid Gold Tickets in Advance at Modern Fuel!

    Admission tickets $8
    Raffle Tickets $3

    Tickets to Modern Fuel's Solid Gold Disco Dance Night are on sale now at Modern Fuel. Advance tickets are $8. Capacity is limited so make sure you get your ticket in advance!

  • The Sitters in Kingston

    For an upcoming exhibition with Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Feb. 27 - Apr. 3, 2010), the artist Élène Tremblay requires several volunteers to pose for photographs for a Kingston installment of her ongoing photographic series Les assis / The Sitters. The individuals portrayed in the series appear to have dropped out of the ongoing rush of everyday life.

  • Call for Video Submissions

    This summer, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre plans to screen a series of short video works in a public space in Kingston, Ontario. It will be much like last year's Square Pegs. This is an open call. Please submit your short videos (up to a maximum length of 15 minutes) on NTSC DVD or MiniDV, along with an artist’s statement and CV. Modern Fuel is an equal opportunity video projector. Applications and proposals will be accepted until July 20th, 2009.

    For further information, contact: