Update regarding COVID-19: Our Being Scene exhibition is currently closed, and all associated events have been cancelled.
Due to the early closure of Being Scene this year, we have set up an Augmented Reality experience of artworks from the show where you can view them right in your very own home. By browsing the online gallery through a smartphone or tablet, you can select a piece to preview which will encourage you to “Visualise On Your Wall”. Clicking this button will download the free ArtVisualiser AR app, where you will be able to easily set up where you would like to preview the artwork on your walls.
These artworks and many more are for sale and you can purchase through our online store. Purchasing an artwork from Being Scene is one way to support artists at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is having serious repercussions on their ability to earn income, which can be precarious at the best of times. You might have to wait a bit longer for your artwork to be delivered, but you could make a big difference for the artist!
Workman Arts presents BEING SCENE, a sweeping exhibition encompassing more than 100 artworks by 66 artists. These artists give shape to compelling ideas and narratives, covering a wide range of conceptual and material approaches from diverse experiences.
Dani Crosby – Fine Artist, Arts Educator, & Community Collaborator
Heidi Persaud – Artist & Arts Administrator at Tangled Arts
Toleen Touq – Artistic Director at South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
Special thanks to the Norman and Marsha Paul Family Trust for supporting Being Scene.
Being Scene 2020 is free to attend, and runs March 7-26 at Toronto Media Arts Centre (TMAC). The exhibition also includes a series of events during the run that provide opportunities for discussion, reflection and exploration (please note: some events are free, while some have an associated cost). Click the thumbnails below to browse events.
Each event will have an active listener on site. We do our best to accommodate any interpretation, transportation assistance, navigation assistance, financial assistance or any other accessibility needs by request. If you require any accessibility supports in order to attend any of these events, please get in touch with Justina Zatzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-583-4339, ext 9. For more information about accessibility at Being Scene, click here.
Image: Shannon Taylor-Jones, aftermath, 2019