It's no wonder that Gabriella Barouch was selected as our Artist of the Season. A recent graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in 2011 she was chosen by the prestigious CMYK as one of the world's most talented illustrators and also won third place in the Richard Solomon competition for groundbreaking artists (and those are just two of her awards).
For several months Gabriella wandered the streets of Jerusalem, her beloved city, equipped with a sketchbook and with an open heart. Step by step, she had compiled a list of locations that hold personal meaning for her, and brought them to life through illustration:
The works were collected into a travel diary as an homage to the age-old tradition of travel chronicling from Jerusalem. Gabriella's diary is produced as a high-quality, printed format that will reflect her unique perspective of the city, including suggestions for off-the-beaten track activities; and a second, digital version. In addition, parts of the diary will be posted on billboards and bus stops across Jerusalem, and thus the diary will be "given back" to residents and come full circle.
Artistic Director: Gabriella Barouch
Production: Dudu Kosher, for Jerusalem Season of Culture
Artistic Director, Jerusalem Season of Culture: Itay Mautner
Her Jerusalem, Gabriella Barouch, 2012
Gabriella Barouch. Photograph by Ela Uzan