Being Scene 2020


Shannon Taylor Jones, aftermath, 2019 (detail)

Being Scene
Presented by Workman Arts

March 7 – 26
Toronto Media Arts Centre (TMAC)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 7, 2-5 PM – FREE
Gallery Hours: Daily, 12-6 PM

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.

Exhibiting Artists
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

Jury advisors: Dani Crosby, Heidi Persaud & Toleen Touq

For further information, contact: Paulina Wiszowata, Visual Arts Coordinator,

Exhibition is FREE and open daily from 12-6 PM.

Toronto Media Arts Centre is an accessible venue. For more info on accessibility initiatives at Being Scene, click here.

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Event Series
The exhibition also includes a series of events during the run that provide opportunities for discussion, reflection and exploration (please note: while the exhibition is free to attend, some events have an associated cost).

VIP Preview Fundraiser
Friday, March 6, 6:30-8:30; $50, tickets at

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 7, 2-5 PM; FREE

Meet The Artists
Every Saturday and Sunday during the run of the exhibition from 12 – 6 PM; FREE

Anti-Oppression & Inclusivity in the Arts Workshop
Monday, March 9, 3-6 PM; $50, register at

Home is A Place That Visits Me Book Launch
Thursday, March, 12, 6-8 PM; In partnership with Trinity Square Video, FREE

Debrief Circle
Wednesday, March 18, 4-6 PM; FREE

Presented with the generous support of:


WORKMAN ARTS is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. We support artists with lived experience through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community.


Workman Arts
651 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6K 2B2

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