BEING SCENE 2020

Update regarding COVID-19: Our Being Scene exhibition is currently closed, and all associated events have been cancelled.

You can still view all artworks in the exhibition online by clicking here. Most works are also available for sale. With many artists losing work because of COVID-19, any additional income is extremely helpful at this time. 100% of the sale price set by the artists goes back to the artists (we add a small admin fee to help cover our costs), so every sale goes directly to support the artists.

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

Interested in volunteering?
Take our Being Scene survey!

BEING SCENE EVENT SERIES

Being Scene VIP Preview

6 MARCH 2020

EXHIBITIONFUNDRAISERRECEPTION

Being Scene Opening Reception

7 MARCH 2020

EXHIBITIONRECEPTION

Meet The Artists

8, 14, 15, 21, 22 MARCH, 2020

Home Is A Place That Visits Me Book Launch + Discussion

12 MARCH 2020

BOOK LAUNCHDISCUSSION

Debrief Circle 

18 MARCH 2020

DISCUSSION
PARTNER
CAMH Mental Health is Health
FUNDER
Ontario Arts Council Logo
PRINTING SPONSOR
Digital Edge Print & Media Services logo
VOLUNTEER SPONSOR
Insomnia Restaurant

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