In Conversation: Radical Repair WorkshopOpen To The Public
Julia Gartrell introduces "The Radical Repair Workshop," a traveling studio, gallery, and educational space housed in a vintage camper that challenges the way we typically think about repair.
About Julia Gartrell
Julia Gartrell is an artist and educator based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Kalamazoo College. Her work explores notions of “making do”, material plasticity, and radical approaches to repair. She often uses scavenged and repurposed materials and works in a range of textiles, ceramics, wood, and beyond. Julia has exhibited nationally and internationally, and currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and as part of the DukeCreate program. She is currently working on a traveling public art project called the Radical Repair Workshop which has been funded by the Center for Craft, the Archie Green Fellowship through the Library of Congress, Duke University, and Downtown Durham, Inc.
About In Coversation
This free online public conversation series is presented by Duke Arts and Duke Performances (Fridays at Noon, Jan 29 through April 16). Join faculty-invited visiting artists and artists from Duke Performances virtual Spring 2021 season for behind-the-scenes insights into their work.
Before life moved onto virtual platforms like Zoom, Duke Arts and Duke Performances hosted casual artist talks in Duke’s Rubenstein Arts Center and in a variety of Durham community venues like the Pinhook and Cocoa Cinnamon. We miss these opportunities to connect with our audiences and artists, and we hope you’ll join us for this new venture.