April 8 – May 15, 2013
As The Grange Prize Photographer-in-Residence at the AGO, Welsh photographer Jason Evans’ work was be featured in a Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival public installation at the AGO. Evans, a 2012 Grange Prize nominee, also facilitated public photography workshops and present a live performance at AGO 1st Thursdays.
Aiming to make visible a broad range of people working at the AGO, Jason collaborated with 12 groups of employees to create the series A long, long time AGO. The work was on view on the AGO’s Dundas Street façade and inside the Elizabeth & Tony Comper Gallery on Level 1 from May 1-31.
Jason's free public workshops aimed to introduce participants to a range of issues raised by photographic portraiture and create a portrait of their own in response to this.
At the AGO 1st Thursday on May 2, Evans moved through the Galleries with a roving DJ station, playing records from his personal collection for artworks in the AGO collection in a performance titled Music for Looking. Read more about Jason Evans at www.jasonevans.info.