BEING SCENE 2020

Due to the early closure of Being Scene 2020 due to COVID-19, we 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 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.

FEATURING ARTWORK BY

Will Ahn
Apanaki
Stephanie Avery
Cathy Bennett
Diana Bershadsky
Marco Buonocore
Mei Chan-Long
Jenny Chen
Coley
claro cosco
Eve Crandall
Trinley Dorje
Jean Fode
Sylvia Frey
Heather Fulton
Angela Gagliardi
Genova
Alice Goldman
Kate Gorman
Eduardo Hatch
Hanan Hazime
Hazey May

Naomi Hendrickje Laufer
Priya Jain
Marlee Jennings
Paula John
Robin Jones
LAVEH
Amanda Lederle
Leopold BEEG
Amy Loucareas
Lorette C. Luzajic
M. Uler
M.C Cruz
Gregg Allan McGivern
Katie McIntyre
Claire Mercer
Betty Mirembe
Fabian Mosquera
Brad Necyk
Amy Ness
Alan Parker
Sean Patenaude
Neri Paul

Marisha Pula
Danica Rasovic
David Rendall
Julie Riemersma
Susana Rizzi
Kurt Rostek
Moshe Sakal
Christopher Scott
Nettie Seip
Laura Shintani
Kat Singer
Leslie-Anne Smith
Susan Spagnuolo
Justice Stacey
Asma Sultana
Emily Sweet
Shannon Taylor-Jones
Jace Traz
Shozo Ushiroguchi
Véronique Vallières
Si Watson
TK Workman

Click here to view or purchase artworks from Being Scene. Click here for a note on pricing.

Jury advisors:

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 justina_zatzman@workmanarts.com or 416-583-4339, ext 9. For more information about accessibility at Being Scene, click here.

Image: Shannon Taylor-Jones, aftermath, 2019

  • MARCH 7-26, 2020
  • OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2-5 PM
  • OPEN DAILY, 12-6 PM
  • FREE ADMISSION
TMAC - Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar Street
Toronto, ON

ACCESSIBILITY

Wheelchair Accessible Venue

PARTNER
CAMH Mental Health is Health
FUNDER
Ontario Arts Council Logo
PRINTING SPONSOR
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VOLUNTEER SPONSOR
Insomnia Restaurant

Interested in sponsorship? Click here to download our sponsorship package or contact Sara Kelly, Communications & Development Manager, for more information.