Being Scene 2024

Workman Arts’ 23rd Annual Being Scene Juried Exhibition Is On Now

Exhibition Programming:

Remote Gallery
March 30 – April 19, 2024
Informal Artist Talk: Saturday, April 13, 3-5 pm
568 Richmond Street West, Toronto

Workman Arts OFFSITE at Youngplace
April 5 – May 3, 2024
Informal Artist Talk: Saturday, April 27, 3-5 pm
180 Shaw Street, Suite 302, Toronto

Special Event Co-presentation
Tangled Art + Disability’s vitrine gallery features artwork by Workman Arts member Michele Dickson
March 25 – April 20, 2024
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 18, 1-2:30 pm (Zoom) | Register Here
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto

Workman Arts’ Being Scene Juried Exhibition is officially underway until May 3, 2024. This year, the Being Scene exhibition is held at two locations: Remote Gallery, open until Friday, April 19, and Workman Arts’ Offsite location at Youngplace, open until Friday, May 3. 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).

Workman Arts welcomes you to attend the informal artist talks being held at both galleries. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with artists featured in the show, tour the gallery space, and have the opportunity to make some collages onsite. The informal artist talk for Remote Gallery will be held on Saturday, April 13, 3-5 pm, and at Workman Arts’ Offsite location at Youngplace on Saturday, April 27, 3-5 pm.

Special Event Co-Presentation

We also invite you to visit Workman Arts member Michele Dickson’s solo exhibition CRIP CARE: I live here, instead that is being co-presented at Tangled Art + Disability in their window vitrine space at 401 Richmond St W, suite 124, and will run through to April 20. Michele Dickson is our 2023/2024 Artist in Residence as part of our Rendezvous with Madness Festival 2023 and in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability.

Artist Talk: Thursday, April 18, 1-2:30 pm (Zoom)
To register for the artist talk, please visit the Workman Arts website.

History / About

Being Scene began over 20 years ago on the grounds of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Since, Being Scene has exhibited a juried survey of hundreds 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 our artists, consistently reaching audiences of over 5,000 persons per year, allowing for a greater understanding of the diversity of our experiences.

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.

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Workman Arts is committed to values of inclusivity and accessibility for all guests, staff, volunteers and artists. We are listening and learning from our community to help us address barriers and open up opportunities for anyone interested to engage with the Being Scene exhibition and related events. All exhibition venues are accessible by mobile device with accessible washrooms. All programming has an Active Listener available and option to book an ASL interpreter in advance.

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 support in order to attend any of these events, please get in touch with Paulina Wiszowata at or 647-375-6971.

Contact Workman Arts
1025 Queen Street West, #2400
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4

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