Jason McLean

Cough Park Compact Discs

A submission based collaborative audio project, that is created 2 times a year, with a great deal of the content being a result of the Cough Park Hotline (347) 601-4266. The Hotline is a telephone number that anyone can call, and leave up to a three minute message about dreams, ghost stories, music, rants, recipes for better living, or anything they want.


Pez Museum

Felix and Henry’s Pez Museum first opened in 2012 in the basement of their family home in London, Ontario. Showcasing their Pez collection along shelves and cases in a small basement room, the museum also featured a custom audio track, Pez-inspired art, a world map showing where each of the Pez had come from, homemade vending machine, Pez rug, donor wall and guest book. Felix and Henry are the school-aged sons of artist Jason McLean and the co-directors of the museum, who have been collaborating with their dad on the project for almost a decade. The first show was a huge success with everyone from local artists and celebrities to Rick Rhodes (then Editor of Canadian Art Magazine) coming to visit. “Once we got Michael Snow to sign one of the Pez, it really started to take off”, recalls McLean. For years, he would carry Pez with him while travelling and get anyone he was interested in or admired to sign one of the dispensers. The collection, which has grown to over 3000 Pez includes signatures from celebrities such as David Letterman, Mike Myers, Sarah Silverman, Regis Philbin, Yoko Ono, and Kelsey Grammar, as well as baseball players, musicians, friends and fellow artists.
Since its inception, Pez Museum shows have happened in various locations across the country including Vancouver, London, Halifax, and Toronto. Most recently, Henry has taken over the collection from his big brother and has been curating a rotating display of Pez and ephemera in a vitrine at the Brooklyn Public Library in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. ~Leila Timmins