Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6 to 7 P.M.
Conference in French only
As part of the Prix François-Houdé 2021, La Guilde is proud to invite artist Julie Bénédicte Lambert to give a tour of her studio. The artist, who distinguishes herself by her paper weaving practice, first introduces you to the different types of materials she uses to create her works. She gives a brief historical and technical overview of working with paper. Then, she takes you into the intimacy of her studio by presenting two specific pieces of equipment: the traditional mechanical loom and the computer-assisted one. Following this demonstration, she explains her unique artistic approach. The activity ends with a question period during which you can deepen your knowledge. Come and explore an innovative approach that combines traditional know-how and technology!
For those who couldn't attend, here is the video of Julie Bénédicte Lambert's studio visit:
Julie Bénédicte Lambert graduated in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2000 and developed a passion for textiles and paper. To deepen her knowledge of textile building techniques, she completed a DEC at the Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal in 2013. In the course of her research in the field of weaving, the etymological link between the words (texte in French) and textile has led the artist to adopt paper as a material, which has a multitude of uses. The artist is inspired by symbols of transmission of ideas and knowledge, of nobility and intimacy, which she transforms and weaves to provoke an internal dialogue between substance and form. The artist has already won several prizes and grants, including the Prix François-Houdé 2020 and exhibited her work in Quebec, France, the United States, Ukraine, and Austria.