Image: Artworks by Ron Berberich and TK Workman.

BEING SCENE 2024

This year, the Being Scene exhibition will be held at two locations: Remote Gallery, opening Saturday, March 30, and Workman Arts’ offsite location at Youngplace, opening Friday, April 5. These springtime exhibitions will display over thirty juried artworks selected by Aidan Cowling (The Blackwood Gallery), Heidi Persaud (Tangled Art + Disability), and Jesse King (Art Gallery of Ontario). 

The Being Scene Annual Juried Exhibition serves as a platform to showcase the rich and varied talent within the Workman Arts community. We aim to continue brightening the city with our diverse and inclusive exhibition. This annual event is a celebration of creativity that contributes to and fosters a sense of belonging within the broader cultural landscape.

Artwork from the Being Scene 2024 is now listed for sale through the Workman Arts online store. Please contact Visual Arts Manager Fatma Hendawy at fatma_hendawy@workmanarts.com if you are interested in purchasing any of the available pieces.

Saturday, March 30 – Sunday, April 21, 2024

568 Richmond St W, Toronto
Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5 PM (closed March 31)

Informal Artist Talk
Artists will be present to discuss their artwork with visitors.
Saturday, April 13, 2024
3-5 PM

Exhibiting Artists at Remote Gallery
Áine Belton
Adi Amit
Anna Camilleri
Cassandra Chassi
E. Franklin
Grigio Liu
Ica Pas
Jace Traz
Lorette C. Luzajic
Ronald Berberich
Serena McCarroll
Shannon Taylor-Jones
Stephanie Avery

Please find brief artist bios & statements, which can also be found at the gallery, below:

Friday, April 5 – Friday, May 5, 2024

180 Shaw Street, Suite 302, Toronto
Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5 PM

Intro to Project Management for Artists
Virtual Workshop Facilitated by Jeyolyn Christi
Monday, April 29, 2024
5:30-7:30 PM

Informal Artist Talk
Artists will be present to discuss their artwork with visitors.
Saturday, April 27, 2024
3-5 PM

Exhibiting Artists at Workman Arts OFFSITE at Youngplace
Alex Currie
Asma Sultana
Benjamin Priede
Chahat Soneja
Christina Foisy
Coley
Georgia Whist
Ghazaraza
Nick Peterson
Saretta Khan
Sheila Brosnan
Suritah Wignall
TK Workman
Zeni Shariff

Please find brief artist bios & statements, which can also be found at the gallery, below:

Monday, March 25 – Saturday, April 20, 2024

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto
Tangled Art + Disability’s vitrine gallery features artwork by Workman Arts member Michele Dickson

We are thrilled to recognize the “Ica Pas Artist Scholarship Award” alongside this year’s Being Scene! Artwork by the recipient, Cassandra Chassi, will be exhibited alongside a piece by the late Ecaterina Pascaluta “Ica Pas” at the Remote Gallery location.

The “Ica Pas Artist Scholarship Award” has been created by Barbara Pascaluta in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Revitalization Team and Workman Arts. The purpose of the scholarship is to celebrate artists who use art as a way to overcome challenges in their life. This scholarship provides artists facing systemic barriers with financial, training, and showcasing supports to further advance their artistic careers. This scholarship is inspired by the life and legacy of Ecaterina Pascaluta “Ica Pas” and prioritizes uplifting and honoring artists and the power of art to highlight and overcome injustice, challenges, and barriers.

HISTORY OF BEING SCENE

Being Scene is an annual juried exhibition of recent artwork by Workman Arts members and individuals who have accessed the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) services in their lives.

Being Scene began over 20 years ago on the grounds of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Over the years, Being Scene has exhibited juried surveys of thousands of artworks by Workman Arts member artists as well as artists with lived experience who have received services from CAMH. Being Scene is an invaluable professionalization experience for artists, consistently reaching audiences of over 5,000, allowing for a greater understanding of diverse experiences. Artists have given shape to compelling ideas and narratives, covering a wide range of conceptual and material approaches. Being Scene has been shown in spaces such as The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto Media Arts Centre, various Artscape locations, and at CAMH.

For further information, interviews or images, please contact Tai Nguyen at tai_nguyen@workmanarts.com 

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REMOTE GALLERY

  • MARCH 30 - APRIL 21, 2024
  • WED TO SUN, 12 - 5 PM (closed March 31)
  • IN-PERSON

Workman Arts OFFSITE at Youngplace

  • APRIL 5 - MAY 5, 2024
  • WED TO SUN, 12 - 5 PM
  • IN-PERSON

Intro to Project Management for Artists

  • APRIL 29, 2024
  • 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • ZOOM

Special Event Co-presentation at Tangled Art + Disability

  • MARCH 25 - APRIL 20, 2024
  • IN-PERSON

ACCESSIBILITY

QUESTIONS ABOUT BEING SCENE OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY? CONTACT:
PAULINA WISZOWATA
VISUAL ARTS LEAD
paulina_wiszowata@workmanarts.com
PURCHASE ARTWORK FROM BEING SCENE 2024:
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE AT BEING SCENE 2024?

Special thanks to the Toronto friends of the visual arts for supporting Being Scene.

PARTNER
CAMH Mental Health is Health
FUNDER
Ontario Arts Council Logo
FUNDER
Toronto Arts Council - Funded by the City of Toronto
SPONSOR

Interested in sponsorship? Click here to download our sponsorship package or contact Tai Nguyen, Communications Manager, for more information.