Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre

Echoes: Laakkuluk W. Bathory and Taqralik Partridge

The Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre is currently open as a public gallery. 

 Exhibiting February 26 to April 25, 2019:

Echoes:Laakkuluk W. Bathory and Taqralik Partridge

Curated by Jocelyn Piirainen

Opening at the Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre, Echoespresents the work of two contemporary Inuit artists – Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Taqralik Partridge. The work involved relate to the idea of an echo, and to nipi— the Inuktut word that best describes sound as it is understood as a translation into English. Echoes of Inuit traditional culture and history are strongly linked to the identity of Inuit today – as shown in the visuals by both of these artists.

Jocelyn Piirainen

Olivia Mikalajunas
Assistant Curator

Jamie Griffiths
Digital Artist and Co-Curator of Silaup Putunga

Elizabeth Porco, Jennifer Polo, Megan Donoghue-Stanford, Megan O’Brien, Natalie MacLean, Olga Kolotylo
Exhibition Assistants

Terry Wright
Manager, Facilities, Health and Safety, and Technical Services

Joey Vander-Kooi
Facilities Coordinator, AMPD

Dr. Anna Hudson
Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage Principal Investigator

Dr. Chris Hendershot
Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage Research Associate:

Georgiana Uhlyarik
Art Gallery of Ontario Curator of Canadian Art

Special thanks to support from Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage (MICH), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Joan Goldfarb and York University.

Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre / York University, Keele Campus
275 Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (CFA)
86 Fine Arts Road, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Gallery on 2ndfloor
Elevator access available

Gallery Hours
Tuesday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Closed Friday to Monday, and statutory holidays


The Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre is a state-of-the-art research, display and storage facility. Managed jointly by the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design and the Art Gallery of York University, the study centre houses the donated Goldfarb collection as well as other works from the University’s collection.

An impressive art collection, the facility provides students and researchers a rare opportunity for direct, hands-on access to original works of art for study purposes. It includes 67 culturally significant pieces, mainly from the postwar period: 30 paintings, 12 sculptures, 23 works on paper and two textiles by Canadian and international artists such as Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Emile Borduas, Jean-Paul Lemieux, Andy Warhol, Milton Avery.