Tête-à-tête: Artist Julie Gladstone in Conversation
Join us for an intimate evening of conversation between Canadian Contemporary Artist Julie Gladstone and Montreal-based educator and artist Emma Haraké, who will be discussing Julie’s exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Montreal “Return to the Fortress,” spaces both real & imagined, and artistic practice as process.
Artist interview will be followed by a room-wide discussion/Q&A and wine.
Registration is available ahead of event, but not necessary.
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Julie Gladstone’s exhibition will open the Thursday prior her talk, on October 24th. Please also join us to celebrate at Vernissage: Return to the Fortress – Julie Gladstone!
About Julie Gladstone
Julie Gladstone is a Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. Holding a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal), Gladstone has had solo exhibitions at Walnut Contemporary, Navillus Gallery, GN Contemporary, Museo Judio David Melul de Béjar, and her work has been included in group exhibitions across Canada and the US, receiving media attention from CBC Arts, The Guardian, Toronto Life and Notable. Gladstone is currently an MFA Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studio Arts program at OCADU, and is the recipient of the Artscape Award (2014), the CSCE Emerging Artist Award at the Art Gallery of Alberta (2016). She has participated in artist residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point, SIM International Artist Residency (Iceland), and MUSE (Montreal). Her work can be found in private collections in Canada, the US, Germany and England, the City of Edmonton, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, The David Melul Jewish Museum, and El Ayuntamiento de Bejar.
About Emma Haraké
Emma Haraké is a visual artist, educator and researcher who also collaborates on curatorial projects. She holds a Master’s in art education from Concordia University and a BFA from the Lebanese University. Her work considers the complexities of participatory processes, questioning conventions of the researcher/educator as main author. Her research interests include autobiographical and arts-based inquiries, memory work, and oral history. Emma has years of work experience in various cultural, academic, and community settings and locates her work within collaborative and community-based practices.
About Return to the Fortress
In 2019, Gladstone was invited by the David Medul Jewish Museum and the City of Bejar, Spain –the town from which her Sephardic ancestors were expelled over 500 years ago —to produce a body of work exploring themes related to diaspora, belonging, and mythologies of home. Return to the Fortress will have its Canadian debut at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, on show from October 24, 2019 to February 2020.