We invite you to join us as a few of the juried artists of Being Scene this year go over their artistic processes. Each artist will present their technical and theoretical approaches when creating their work. These approaches span from printmaking to tuft rug making to creating in a digital space and more! Below are the artists that will be presenting:

Anja Sagan
Anna Camilleri
Nick Peterson
Qirou Yang
Sean Patenaude
Suma

All events are FREE but donations are always welcome through here.

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT
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MAY 7, 2022

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Inward Lens: Workshop by Esmond Lee in Partnership with the AGO

April 8 2022

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Being Scene 2022 Opening Reception

MARCH 31, 2022

BEING SCENE 2022RECEPTION

Join us for an opportunity to explore the artwork at this year’s Being Scene juried show by attending an in-person guided tour. There will be a number of artists in attendance speaking about their work on exhibit and their overall practice, giving insight to their processes and conceptual choices. This is a great opportunity for visitors to interact and speak with artists in-person about their work.

 

Must RSVP for this in-person tour. There is a limit of 25 attendees.

All Guided Tours are FREE but donations are always welcome through here.

  • Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT
  • Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT
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Processes: Juried Artists Talk

APRIL 10, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022

Inward Lens: Workshop by Esmond Lee in Partnership with the AGO

April 8 2022

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MARCH 31, 2022

BEING SCENE 2022RECEPTION

Boundaries are the needs and expectations that protect one’s integrity in their interactions with the outside world. Typically when we are left to our own devices to figure out the complex art of setting limits, we struggle. Artists, a group whose members face precarious employment, exploitation, and stiff competition, are especially vulnerable to pushback when it comes to establishing boundaries.

This workshop was created with artists in mind! In the first 60 minutes, participants will clarify what boundaries are and why they are needed, explore their existing and desired boundaries, and learn about different ways to communicate and uphold boundaries related to working in the arts. In the 15-minute Q & A, the facilitator will use participants’ examples to demystify the process of thinking about and expressing boundaries.

Kat
Singer

Kat Singer, MSW, RSW, (they/them) is a multimedia artist, educator, and therapist who lives and works in Tkaronto.  Kat’s interests include neurodiversity, self-advocacy, community-building, and healing through the arts.

  • SUNDAY, MAY 15, 12:00PM-1:30PM EDT
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Being Scene 2022 Curator Guided Tour

MAY 28, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022EXHIBITION

Processes: Juried Artists Talk

APRIL 10, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022

Diapause Artists Roundtable

MAY 19, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022LIVE PANEL/Q&A

This session will provide an overview of intellectual property rights for artists across different mediums (from visual art to music to literature) with a focus on copyright. Participants will learn about some of the key legal issues to consider when creating, publishing, or sharing their works of art and things to keep in mind when entering into contracts. 

Nico
Elliott

Facilitator:

Nico Elliott (she/her) is an associate in the Entertainment Law practice group at the law firm Cassels in Toronto. Nico routinely works with artists and performers using a variety of forms of contractual agreements to protect ownership of artists’ works and facilitate collaboration and opportunities. Before becoming a lawyer Nico worked in the music industry at a prominent independent record label, and music publisher, and in film post-production.

  • SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1:30PM-3:00PM EDT
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Being Scene 2022 Opening Reception

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Processes: Juried Artists Talk

APRIL 10, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022

Being Scene 2022 Guided Tours

APRIL 2-21 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022EXHIBITION

Learn about the cultural history of gift-giving in this punch needle workshop.

Learn the basics of starting, embroidering, and finishing a punch needle embroidered coaster in this 2-hour workshop. This workshop will provide all materials needed to complete a small cup or bowl coaster. Design suggestions, tips for embroidering, and other conversational pieces about the culture of gifting will be incorporated also. Feel free to engage in the discussion in a round table style, or to sit back, embroider, and just listen—whatever you are comfortable with! As well, individuals who would like translations into Cantonese or Mandarin are free to request this during the workshop (e.g. for clarification).

At the end of the workshop, all participants will have in hand a completed embroidered coaster that they can keep or gift! 

Skylar
Cheung

Facilitator:

Skylar Cheung is a Toronto-based oil and textile artist. She strives to call attention to underrepresented subjects through her art. Such subjects include wildlife protection and unpaid womxn’s labor. She is also an undergraduate studying political science at the University of Toronto, where she is also serving an Undergraduate Fellowship in the Ethics of AI at their Centre for Ethics. Skylar strives to use art as both an educational medium and as a prompt for reflection. Her work has been shown in venues such as Arts Etobicoke, Myseum, and the Joint Math Meetings’ Bridges Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT
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MAY 15, 2022

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MAY 19, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022LIVE PANEL/Q&A

Being Scene 2022 Curator Guided Tour

MAY 28, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022EXHIBITION

Come celebrate Being Scene’s curated group show, Diapause, by attending a small gathering in-person prior to the roundtable event where the artists and curator Oliviana Cinco engage in thoughtful conversations around their artwork being a part of this exhibit. Oliviana will lead the conversation where artists will be attending in-person and be streamed in online. This is a great opportunity for visitors to engage with the artists about the show in-person and online.

All events are FREE but donations are always welcome through here.

  • THURSDAY, MAY 19, 6:00PM-8:30PM EDT
  • IN-PERSON GATHERING BEGINS AT 5:00PM EDT
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Being Scene 2022 Opening Reception

MARCH 31, 2022

BEING SCENE 2022RECEPTION

Workshop: Boundary Setting For Artists

MAY 15, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022WORKSHOP

Workshop: Overview of Intellectual Property Rights for Artists

MAY 7, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022WORKSHOP

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to tour Being Scene’s curated group show, Diapause, in-person with Guest Curator Oliviano Cinco. Oliviana will guide visitors through the work on exhibit and reflect on her theme of Diapause and how each artist explores the concept from within their work. This is a great opportunity for visitors to engage with the curator in-person about the show.

 

Must RSVP for this in-person tour. There is a limit of 25 attendees.

All Guided Tours are FREE but donations are always welcome through here.

  • May 28 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
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Processes: Juried Artists Talk

APRIL 10, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022

Diapause Artists Roundtable

MAY 19, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022LIVE PANEL/Q&A

Inward Lens: Workshop by Esmond Lee in Partnership with the AGO

April 8 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022EXHIBITION

Workman Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are inviting participants to a live online art making workshop focused on creative making as a form of wellbeing.

Esmond Lee will lead participants through a photography workshop, considering personal narratives and visual identities. This workshop is inspired by the Matthew Wong: Blue View exhibition which invites contemplation of quiet everyday objects and spaces. Lee is a self-taught artist who processed experiences of isolation and depression through photography and will facilitate discussions about how to photograph objects and scenes in relation to our own emotional state, pointing the lens “inwards” as a process of ongoing reflection. Beginner and experienced photographers alike, are welcome.

Esmond
Lee

Esmond Lee is an artist, researcher, and practicing architect based in Toronto’s suburbs. He explores long-term, intergenerational experiences of migration in peripheral spaces. Recent public installations include a continuous 250-foot vinyl mesh installation for Nuit Blanche Toronto and a 30-foot tall installation at Malvern Town Center for CONTACT Photography Festival.

  • April 8 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT
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Workshop: Overview of Intellectual Property Rights for Artists

MAY 7, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022WORKSHOP

Being Scene 2022 Curator Guided Tour

MAY 28, 2022

ARTIST TALKBEING SCENE 2022EXHIBITION

Being Scene 2022 Opening Reception

MARCH 31, 2022

BEING SCENE 2022RECEPTION

2021 Member Holiday Virtual Gathering

2021 Member Holiday Virtual Gathering

GENRE: MUSICAL, PERFORMANCE ART, VISUAL ART

TOPIC: COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, MUSIC

TYPE: PERFORMANCE, WORKSHOP

Put Thursday, December 16 in your calendar –The Workman Arts staff would love to invite all members to our year-end Holiday Gathering on Thursday, Dec 16th at 6-8PM to celebrate the year 2021 and welcome a new year filled with infinite possibilities and opportunities. 

The night will consist of hands-on zine-making activity, some musical performances, a possible carolling sing-along, and the night will end with a raffle, click the RSVP button to register and receive the link to join. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Creative Zine-making Workshop
Wanna make a zine?
Join Raymond Helkio for this 30-minute workshop where we’ll each create our own zine. You don’t need any special skills – or even an idea for your zine (but if you have one that’s great!) just show up and we’ll have a great time making something as a group!

Materials: Sheet of paper (any size as long as it’s a rectangular shape), scissors, black marker or pen/pencil.

 

This event is FREE and everyone is welcome. We hope you can join us to enjoy this showcase from home – wherever that may be!

*Please come in your best holiday sweater

  • December 16, 2021 6-8 PM

FREE

BROWSE CURRENT EVENTS

CHANNEL 2400

6 NOVEMBER 2021 - ONGOING

FILMLIVE PANEL/Q&A

HOW WE CARED

HOW WE CARED

Three video stills ontop of blueprints and maps

HOW WE CARED
Saroja Ponnambalam & Rupali Morzaria

How can we create our own architectures of liberation? How we cared (3-channel video installation) is a return to Pandi Kumaraswamy’s archives, reinterpreting the multiple systems of care in his life, over which he had varying levels of autonomy. This expanded schematic of forced care, natural forms of care and creative care. The three sites operate within a fluid and undetermined ecosystem spanning the healthcare/medical world to the spiritual/natural based on family experiences. The schematic attempts to move away from finite solutions to healing medically diagnosed disorders. It prompts viewers to take a step back from conventional architectural practices that use speculative methods to conjure up imaginary built environments for those receiving mental health care.

Saroja Ponnambalam is an Ontario-based filmmaker. Her art practice involves working with a variety of documentary mediums – animation, photographs, family video archives and interviews. Her more recent work explores intergenerational mental health experiences through an intersectional lens.

Rupali Morzaria is a designer and film programmer currently based in Tiohti:áke/ Montreal. She is moved by storytelling and movement—in film, dance, and advertising—and uses design as a way to indulge in this fascination. Her work is based in traditional forms of print media and finding new forms of expression within contemporary media arts.

 

Keywords: BIPOC Experience | Bipolar Disorder(s)| Depression | Family | Psychiatry

IN-PERSON VIDEO INSTALLATION
CAMH (ground floor window)
1025 Queen Street West
Oct 28 – Nov 7

This piece has an audio component that will need to be accessed through a personal mobile/cellular device onsite. If data is unavailable, access to Wi-Fi is available upon request.

Headphones/earphones are also recommended to bring to experience this installation, though not necessary if mobile/cellular device has a speaker. Workman Arts will have extra headphones available onsite upon request.

If accessing this in-person installation is a barrier and to find out alternate ways to experience this piece, please contact Paulina Wiszowata at paulina_wiszowata@workmanarts.com or at 416-583-4339 ext 6. 

WORKSHOP – MOCA PARTNERSHIP:
FROM SCRAPBOOK TO SCREEN
Sun, Nov 7, 1 PM ET

Join artist Saroja Ponnambalam for a virtual workshop that responds to MOCA’s GTA21 exhibition.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Made with funding support from Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council

Toronto Arts Council - Funded by the City of Toronto
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