Events and exhibitions
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Take Your Seat, Canada
Toronto, Canada - July to October, 2022
Toronto Pearson Airport, T1 Departures
Bangkok, Thailand - April 2022
IconSiam Gallery, Embassy of Canada
Expo 2020, Canada Pavilion
Central, Hong Kong - July 2019
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, CG of Canada
Tokyo, Japan - February to July 2019
Prince Takamado Gallery, Embassy of Canada
Upcoming solo exhibitions
Take Your Seat, Florida Keys
Toronto, Canada - October 18, 2022
Official Florida Keys Tourism Council
Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Thailand
Throughout Thailand in 2022
Multiple venues, Embassy of Canada
Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Hong Kong
Vancouver, Canada - Summer 2023
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Georgia
Venue & Date TBA
Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Korea
Venue & Date TBA
Scroll to see select events in chronological order!
Take Your Seat, Canada at the country's busiest airport gate
July 1 - September 27, 2022
For three months, a pop-up solo exhibition of Take Your Seat, Canada lived across from Canada's busiest airport gate at Toronto Pearson Airport.
The gallery showcased the places and people that make Canada one of the most beautiful countries on earth. Guests enjoyed a modern salon wall, comprised of images from every province and territory, a huge video wall, and the opportunity to pose in the same chair that travelled the country. A vinyl backdrop of Toronto's skyline completed the postcard-perfect scene.
Fujifilm Printlife's instant photo printer enabled passengers to save and share their memories for free. Thousands of photos were printed as souvenirs of the pop-up exhibition.
Take Your Seat with the Group of Seven transforms Brookfield Place!
July 11 - September 16, 2022
Guests of Brookfield Place are invited to experience the photographic journey of our director’s chair to Lake Superior’s North Shore. The very nature that inspired The Group of Seven’s excursions to the region between 1921 and 1928, now inspires the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto's downtown core.
Wander alongside Canada’s most famous painters while being reminded that we each play a part to ensure their muse inspires generations to come. To view the accompanying virtual gallery, please click here.
Presented by Brookfield Place, with thanks to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
LA Tourism invites Toronto to Take Your Seat!
April 26, 2022
Take Your Seat debuted our Los Angeles photography at LA Tourism's pop-up event in Toronto. Photographs were on display throughout the downtown event space, in sync with the brand new installations at Toronto Pearson Airport. Guests from the media and travel world enjoyed a unique and lasting invitation to experience Los Angeles for themselves.
Our shot of SoFi Stadium was transformed into an immersive photo booth. Fujifilm PrintLife generously provided photobooks for each guest to remember the message of Take Your Seat, Los Angeles. Digital displays offered a behind-the-scenes look at the photographs. We were proud to be part of such a successful event!
Event photo credits: Lily & Ivory
Embassy of Canada hosts TYS Together in Bangkok
April 1 - 30, 2022
Our chair has returned to Bangkok! April 1st marked the opening of our largest exhibition to date.
IconSiam's world-class gallery hosted Take Your Seat, together: Canada and Thailand. The series celebrates 60 years of diplomatic friendship between our two countries.
Massive murals, a contemporary salon wall, and a life-size photo backdrop shared the stage with our chair. In addition to the public guests that connected with the unifying message of our artwork, the gallery space was used for special events with the press, diplomats, artists, business people, and students.
Design renders provided by: supernormal studio
Take Your Seat represents Canada at Expo 2020 in Dubai
EXPO 2020's two-year delay made Take Your Seat's welcome in Dubai that much more memorable.
Fourteen large outdoor panels showcased our chair's unifying perspective on Canada. Our photography represented Canada on National Day at the Canada Pavilion in front of a global audience of 192 countries.
Our chair was graciously hosted by the pavilions of more than 15 countries, including:
Kenya, Mexico, USA, New Zealand, France, Colombia, San Marino, Singapore, and more!
Take Your Seat x Fujifilm Printlife at NPCC Gallery
February 14 - March 5, 2022
In the bleakness of February, Printlife and a chair will bring Canada to life. Take Your Seat is thrilled to return to the Neilson Park Creative Centre gallery for a solo exhibition of Take Your Seat, Canada.
Take Your Seat, Canada will showcase the places and people that make Canada one of the most beautiful countries on earth. From a massive mural of sunny Tofino, to close-up shots of wildflowers in Yukon, there's something here for everyone!
Ambassador Vipattipumiprates shares Take Your Seat, together
with Global Affairs and guests at Official Residence in Ottawa
September 24, 2021
On March 24th, Canada's Ambassador to Thailand, Dr. Sarah Taylor, hosted a reception with a similar goal in mind;
to share the authentic connection between Canada and Thailand on our 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Ambassador Vipattipumiprates' Ottawa exhibition showcased ten pairs of Canadian and Thai photographs that visually demonstrate the geographical, cultural, and very human connections shared by both countries.
The Ambassador presented a signed copy of our Together book and a limited edition print to his Guest of Honour,
Mr. Paul Thoppil from Canada's Global Affairs.
It was incredible to have our work serve as a symbol of unity between Canada and Thailand by both Ambassadors separated by 15,000 kilometers yet connected by the warmth and humanity of Canadians and Thais alike.
Ambassador Taylor shares Take Your Seat, together with Foreign Minister and guests at Official Residence in Bangkok
March 24, 2021
2021 marks the 60th year of diplomatic relations between Canada and Thailand.
Dr. Sarah Taylor, Canada's Ambassador to Thailand, hosted a formal reception at her Official Residence for 100 guests that included Thailand's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, the Head of Thailand's Air Force, and a celebratory group of Canadian and Thai dignitaries.
Take Your Seat's latest book showcasing the anniversary and the Canadian and Thai connections
we have to each other, our planet, and our best selves made its debut as a gift for all who attended.
We're now looking forward to our virtual gallery launch on July 1st and our biggest exhibition to date
at Bangkok's IconSiam on September 1st.
United Arab Emirates celebrates National Day with TYS
December 3, 2020
Take Your Seat was honoured to create a special exhibition to celebrate the UAE's National Day.
Guests were invited to experience photographs highlighting the beauty and warmth of the UAE's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The Canadian Museum of History served as the perfect backdrop for our message of unity.
To discuss creating a custom exhibition for your event, please contact us!
TYS debuts new Together series for Turkish Republic Day in Ottawa
October 29, 2019
We were honoured to debut our Turkish and Canadian series to mark the Embassy's October 29th event. Held at Lansdowne Park's Horticultural building in Ottawa, 600 diplomats, military, and invited guests experienced the connection not just between Canada and Turkey, but to each other.
A special thanks to Ambassador Uras and his wife Zeynep for hosting the gathering and our work.
If you'd like to connect with your own group of people, please share your thoughts with us.
We'll show you how we can customize a series that caters to your specific goals.
Take Your Seat, together at The Muse in Kowloon, Hong Kong
July 28 to August 15, 2019
The wonderful public space Take Your Seat enjoyed at the Exchange Square Rotunda
was replaced by the intimacy of the contemporary gallery at Hotel Stage.
Our message of One People. One Planet. One Life. had a compelling, modern home until mid-August.
Thank you to Evelyn, Steve, Agnes, and Eric for embracing our work.
Hotel Stage is a boutique art hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The Muse Gallery is located on the lower level.
Turkish Airlines celebrates 10 years in Canada with launch of TYS Turkey
July 11, 2019
On July 11th, 2009, the first Turkish Airlines flight from Canada took off from Pearson International Airport
bound for Istanbul. 10 years later to the day, Take Your Seat helped Turkish Airlines celebrate a decade of connecting Canadians to the world.
To mark the occasion, our Take Your Seat, Turkey series made its debut
and Randy delivered the keynote address.
Take Your Seat would be honoured to help you mark your own corporate milestone.
Canadian Consulate partners with TYS for exhibition in Hong Kong
July 8 - 21, 2019
The Exchange Square Rotunda in Hong Kong Central was host to our largest exhibition to date.
Take Your Seat, together celebrated the beauty of Hong Kong and Canada on their own
while highlighting what we have in common.
The World Wildlife Fund and UBS' Togetherband initiative partnered with us to bring an
environmental message brought to life by a simple chair.
The Canadian Consulate to Hong Kong made the bond both regions share official.
With 13 countries now part of our global series, we'd appreciate the opportunity to show you
what Take Your Seat can create for your homeland as well. Click here to contact us.
Take Your Seat speaker series around Hong Kong
July 8 - 10, 2019
A two hour question and answer session at Open University in Hong Kong was quickly followed by a one hour presentation at Hotel Stage. We then had the privilege of opening our public exhibition at the Exchange Square Rotunda. Seeing the work and hearing the stories made all three events come to life.
All our photographs and writings can be tailored to your own event, intimate or large. Just let us know what you have in mind. We'll customize a talk, create a pop up or build a full exhibition to suit your needs.
TYS Japan featured at JCCC Toronto Japanese Film Festival
June 6 - 27, 2019
What do Godzilla, Memoirs of a Geisha, Tokyo Drift and a chair have in common?
Our Japanese Film Festival exhibition at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre connected them all.
Our largest photograph to date served as a massive backdrop to an exhibition celebrating the fun, energy,
and spirit of the largest Japanese Film Festival outside of Japan.
If you'd like a screening of your own, we'd be happy to share our work. Just send us a note.
Canadian Embassy in Tokyo extends Take Your Seat gallery exhibition
February 28 - July 10, 2019
Take Your Seat, together was honoured to be featured in the Prince Takamado Gallery for four months,
having been extended to cover the G20 Summit in Japan.
Take Your Seat, together celebrated 90 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan.
More than that, one well-travelled Director’s chair drew attention to a humanistic inspiration;
we are separate yet together, a common destiny becomes ours…
Take Your Seat, Canada celebrates at Nathan Phillips Square
July 1, 2018
This Canada Day, Nathan Phillips Square served as the backdrop
to an adventurous and eye-opening photographic exhibition called Take Your Seat, Canada.
We tend to take this incredible country for granted. The photography of Take Your Seat, Canada draws attention
to the awe-inspiring geography of our country while inspiring Canadians to go out
and explore it for themselves.
The natural beauty of Canada is something we all can agree on.
What Take Your Seat, Canada does is draw our attention to the geographic diversity that makes this country the envy of the world while reminding us that the diversity of our people is equally worth celebrating.
It was incredible to celebrate everything that makes Canada special with so many people!
East Meets West with Hong Kong Tourism Board
February 22, 2018
Our Hong Kong series debuted at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre on February 10th.
We were fortunate to have a more intimate follow-up evening on February 22nd.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board showcased our East meets West series at its annual New Year's gala.
Guests noshed on Susur Lee's creations at Luckee Restaurant at the Soho Hotel
while our Hong Kong and Canadian photographs served as a backdrop for the evening.
Whether you're planning a large event or an intimate evening, we'd be honoured to be a part of it.
TYS Hong Kong debuts at Yee Hong's Dragon Ball
February 10, 2018
Dragon Ball is the largest celebration of Chinese New Year in North America.
This year's theme was East meets West. Take Your Seat's photos from Hong Kong were paired with those from Canada to illustrate the evening's theme.
1200 black-tie guests walked through the pop-up gallery at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre. Limited edition prints were donated and sold at the silent auction. As the Year of the Dog was ushered in, puppies and even lions took their seat.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Take Your Seat, Canada helps launch new Flight Centre corporate offices
February 8, 2018
Flight Centre has been an avid supporter of our work even when the idea of Take Your Seat was in its infancy. In their ongoing role as both mentor and champion, they brought us in to speak with some of their top clients. The evening was intimate and elegant as 50 guests enjoyed Flight Centre's new corporate offices on King and Spadina.
We shared our Take Your Seat, Canada series in a mini gallery setting. Each guest left with a signed, limited edition print and, we hope, a renewed appreciation for this beautiful country.
Take Your Seat, Canada at Toronto City Hall
July 24 - August 3, 2018
Dignitaries, politicians, tourists, and people paying parking tickets all had a chance to see our take on Canada. The photographs circled the main rotunda while spectators circled the centre of Toronto.
Take Your Seat, Canada debuts with the Toronto Symphony
June 10 - 11, 2017
On June 10th and 11th, Roy Thomson Hall became a breathtaking gallery under a sky of glass.
The Toronto Symphony played their Canada Mosaic concert. The audience heard our Canadian stories during intermission. The photography was on display throughout.
Toronto Island Airport welcomes travelers with TYS Canada exhibits
We were honoured to visually introduce passengers to the natural beauty of this great country be they visitors, business travelers, or those returning home. Digital displays in three parts of Billy Bishop displayed some of our favourite photographs from Take Your Seat, Canada.
Take Your Seat, Canada at Henry's Flagship Store
Henry's has been an avid supporter of Take Your Seat, Canada from the onset.
Having a series of thirteen images on display in their flagship store on Queen and Church for the summer was both an honour and a humbling experience. Having other photographers experience the work connects yet another group to our underlying message of pursuing your dreams, of taking your seat, in your own way.
Thanks to Gillian, Jeff, Candace, Devon, Scott, and Sandro at Henry's for your ongoing enthusiasm and support!
Scotia Wealth Management hosts special event for high net worth Clients
March 27, 2017
On March 27th, Scotiabank Centre became an art gallery. 22 large-scale photographs showcased Take Your Seat's global expeditions. We addressed the crowd while additional images played on the giant screen.
First Canadian Place exhibits Take Your Seat for six-week solo show
April - May 2017
For April and into May, Take Your Seat's global photographs and stories were showcased at the prestigious FCP Gallery.
400 'Flighties' hear the Take Your Seat message for the first time
August 10, 2016
Flight Centre gathered its top managers from across Canada for a team-building session in Montréal. We were honoured to deliver the keynote address.
After a 45-minute motivational talk, we were given a standing ovation! This was the very first time anyone had heard our story. What an incredible and heartfelt beginning!