The 2nd International Art Festival and Conference “Divi Jūliji. STRAUME ” is dedicated to Julijs Madernieks (1870–1955) and Julijs Straume (1874–1970) – two masters of Latvian applied art, both coming from the neighboring local areas.
Lecturers from Latvia, Georgia, Iran, Armenia and the Russian Federation will participate in the conference.
Normunds Audzišs, Chairman of Gulbene Municipality Council
Valda Vorza, Director of Gulbene Municipality History and Art Museum
Izolda Melikishvili, PhD degree in Arts, Assistant-Curator in Georgian National Museum. Shalva Amiranashvili Art Museum, Member of Board in Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, “The Role of Julius Straume in the Development of Design in Georgia” (Georgia)
Bartenev Alexander, Director of Museum of Applied Arts at St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry named after A.L. Stieglitz, Honoured worker of culture of the Russian Federation, art historian, “Stieglitz Academy: Past and Present” (Russian Federation)
Karim Mirzaee, Associated professor, PhD, Faculty Member of Tabriz Islamic Art University, “Straume’s Works, A Story of European and Iranian Decorative History” (Iran)
Inta Pujate, Assistant professor, Art historian, Art Academy of Latvia, “The Role of Photography in the Activities of Latvian Artists in the End of the 19th Century and the Beginning of the 20th Century” (Latvia)
Ominina Alexandra, Associate professor, Department of Textile Art, Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, “Department of Textile Art. Art and Design in the Studying Process” (Russian Federation)
Ruta Rinka, Art historian, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Curator of the Latvian Textile Art Collection, “Schools and Workshops of Art Fabric Design in Latvia Until mid-20th Century” (Latvia)
Imants Lavins, Assistant professor, Dr. hist., EKA University of Applied Sciences, “Julijs Straume – Ethnologist. Expeditions and Research Work” (Latvia)
Session Chair: Imants Lavins
During the conference, simultaneous interpreting from Latvian into English and vice versa will be provided.
27 July. Workshops: weaving workshop on Viļumsons’ semi-automatic one pedal loom (beginning of the 20 cent.), natural dyeing workshop, ceramic workshop, indigo dyeing workshop. Exibitions.
Pils iela 3 (Brīvības iela 10), Gulbene, Latvia