Events and exhibitions
Jump to select previous solo exhibitions
Bangkok, Thailand - April to June 2023
The Peninsula Bangkok
Toronto, Canada - July to September 2022
Brookfield Properties & McMichael Gallery
Expo 2020, Canada Pavilion
Central, Hong Kong - July 2019
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, CG of Canada
Ongoing & Upcoming solo exhibitions
Take Your Seat, Toronto
Toronto, Canada - January 1 to December 31, 2023
Toronto Pearson Airport, Terminal 1 Arrivals
Take Your Seat, Türkiye: 100th Anniversary
Throughout Türkiye in 2023
Multiple venues (details TBA)
Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Türkiye
Ankara, Türkiye - Autumn 2023
Multiple venues (details TBA)
Take Your Seat, together: Canada & Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia - Autumn 2023
Multiple venues (details TBA)
Scroll to see select events in chronological order!
Korea Cultural Centre hosts Take Your Seat, together
June 15 - July 12, 2023
Take Your Seat returns to Ottawa with a solo exhibition at The Korean Cultural Centre!
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Korea, the Korea Tourism Organization, and others, the exhibition immerses guests in the beauty of Korea and celebrates its connections with Canada.
The exhibition is the capstone event of Korea Week 2023, the largest cultural festival ever hosted by Korea in Canada, in honour of 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is complemented by a commemorative book, a large-scale installation at Toronto Pearson Airport, and a virtual gallery, extending the reach of its unifying message to a global audience.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from June 15 to July 12, 2023. More details here.
Take Your Seat returns to Bangkok with The Peninsula Hotel
April 10 - May 30, 2023
From January to April 2023, Take Your Seat was honoured to be the Artists in Residence at The Peninsula Bangkok. The resulting photographic exhibition is our most immersive yet!
Replica chairs from the same Thai factory as our original hang from the main entrance ceiling. A giant cube created with our images glows from the centre of the lawn. Even the Peninsula ferry has a chair for guests to enjoy at the bow.
In a global first for us, celebrated DJ and conservationist, Note Panayanggool has created an aural atmosphere for our large-scale murals that encircle the garden. Our images and stories share The Peninsula’s perspective on one of the cities they call home. The opening reception was attended by Ambassadors, artists, and other VIP guests. You are invited to Take Your Seat!
Take Your Seat, together: Morocco & Canada debuts in Rabat
Marking the official launch of the Take Your Seat, together book, our first-ever exhibition in Africa featured our favourite pairs from Canada and Morocco. The pop-up exhibition was part of the incredible Visa for Music Festival in Rabat, Morocco. The event also showcased an artistic residency between Moe Clark, a Canadian Métis artist, and Meryem Aasid, a Moroccan Amazigh artist.
2022 marks the 60-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Morocco. We are honoured to have helped both countries celebrate this milestone through books, exhibitions, airport installations, and a virtual gallery.
We extend our sincere gratitude to the team at the Embassy of Canada for organizing and managing the Rabat exhibition. Thank you as well to our partners in Morocco for their support!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 at Toronto City Hall
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.