Events

17 August
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Once a Tree in the Forest // Exhibition Opening 11:00-14:00 Beta Gallery

Brunch DJ set + mingling and snacks at the gallery

DJ Itamar Cohen – nighttime music for the day, deep dive along the shoreline, sounds from the Middle East, from the line between the end of the night and the beginning of the morning at the club, a calm but rewarding direction.

6 אוגוסט
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Friday–Noon at the Edges exhibition 12:00 The Gallery at Jaffa 17, across from Safra Square

Music, drinks, and a sale of colorful prints fresh off the printer

8 אוגוסט
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Urban Agriculture and Regenerative Agriculture with Assaf Benharroch and Muslala 19:00 Muslala's Porch Jaffa St 97

18:00-18:30 | Urban Agriculture Tour

18:30-19:00 | Seedball workshop

20:00 | “Screening of “ReGeneration

5 אוגוסט
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Opening Event 10:00-23:00 Old ‘Shaare Zedek’ Hospital' Entrance, Jaffa St 157

2021 Outline Festival kicks off with tours, a musical performance by Rona Kenan, live illustration, a live podcast, dozens of artists, and 14 exhibition openings along Jaffa Road in the city center. 

The festival will be launched with special events alongside 14 exhibition openings.

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The Wolf will Live with the Lamb // Questions About the Medium of Illustration 19:00 Azerieli Gallery, 39 Haneviim Street

In the exhibition The Jerusalemite Petting Zoo, seven illustrators explored dark themes and narratives in the history of the first biblical zoo. The panel, which complements the exhibition and addresses it, will present a broad discussion about the properties of illustration as a medium that deals with complex subject matters through humor. Does illustration have to be family friendly? Can illustration present difficult moments without deciphering them with tools that pacify and gloss over the uneasy elements? Or perhaps the escapism inherent to illustration is meant to help us face such crises?

These and other questions will be discussed in the panel of illustrators featured in the exhibition and other established figures in the illustration scene.

10 אוגוסט
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Autobiographical Comics: Conversation 18:00 House of Uri Zvi, Jaffa 34

n the last year, comic book artist Yaniv Torem published his book “Wayfarer”, which unfolds a conversation with his father around the question of religious identity, observance, and educational issues that led him to question his choices. With the opening of the festival, comic book artist Reut Bortz published her book “Project Mom – From the Memories of a Fertility Patient” where she describes her most intimate experiences during the fertility treatments she undergone with her husband.

In an open and honest conversation, the two will talk about their complex work process: The need, alongside the apprehension, to create an exposed book, the distinctiveness of comic books and the various ways they allow the creators to recount a story, particularly a personal story, about the publishing process, and the reactions to the book, during and after its making.

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Luna // Graphic novel 19:00 House of Uri Zvi, Jaffa 34

Artist and illustrator Anat Martkovich will talk about the work process and inspirations that led to Luna, a graphic novel she created in collaboration with artist and designer Haithem Haddad, self-published with the support of the Lottery Council for Culture and Arts.

Luna follows two days in a family’s life, and revolves around a dramatic event that derails it. The story unfolds in a non-linear and fantastic way, presenting the impossible routine of violence, at home and outside. The book consists of rich black-and-white illustration, with the little text that accompanies the scenes alternating between different languages and means of communication.

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Working On It 20:00 House of Uri Zvi, Jaffa 34

The smasher. The clipper. The cutter. The harvester. These are just some of the figures we will meet in an evening dedicated entirely to the most surprising artisans and craftspeople around. We will embark on a journey that begins with the work on the Temple 3000 years ago, continues with the labors that we are asked not to do on the Shabbat, and ends with a conversation with the artists participating in the exhibition Craftsmen on the Streets. The exhibition, which offers a new visual take on the work sphere, is displayed at the light rail stations in Jerusalem – the neural network of those who rush to their daily work.

After a day at work, come for an evening with the illustrators who brought the artisans to the street and designer and curator Dov Abramson, drink a cold beer and get to know the professions you won’t find on LinkedIn.

10 אוגוסט
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Misdeeds Comics // Zoom talk 20:30 ZOOM

There are so many great comic artists in Israel – what would happen if we created one place where they can all create? This is one of the main questions that was on our mind when we decided to edit and publish Israeli comics anthologies. Two years later, we have almost completed the second volume in the anthologies series Misdeeds by Gnat Micropress.

We will talk about the book editing process, the struggles, deadlines, and what it is like to organize a group of 40 talented artists into one book. We will offer a unique glimpse at the new anthology, talk about the work process, how we distribute around the world, and why we even decided to do all of this.

The talk will feature illustrators and comic artists Hila Noam and Omer Hoffmann (The Boy Who Mailed His Family), editors of the Israeli comic anthologies.

11 אוגוסט
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Behind the scenes of the Illustration Library 16:00 + 17:30 illustration library, israel museum

Illustrator Michal Bonano and illustration curator Orna Granot share a love for illustrated children’s books. For years, they have been planning to meet and spend a day in the museum’s rare books storeroom and illustration archive in the basement of the Youth Wing – rifle through drawers and discover treasures, carefully flip through illustrated books from the 19th century and reunite with illustrated childhood heroes of beloved classics.

This year it might just happen… you are invited to come along on a shared personal journey of wandering and browsing behind the scenes of the Israel Museum illustration library.

11 אוגוסט
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Danny Kerman Talks about Avner Katz 19:30 Israeli Art Hall, Israel Museum

Exhibition curator Orna Granot hosts illustrator Danny Kerman for a special talk in the exhibition “I Have Already Been”. In the conversation, Danny will talk about his friend Avner Katz from a personal and artistic point of view.

Avner Katz’s (2020-1939) work stood firm on three pillars: illustration, painting, and writing. Each of the three built and strengthened each other and contributed to the rich wealth of his works, which had a distinct recognizable line.

The exhibition features three groups of self-portraits he created, each with a varying balance between text and image. Looking at them together enriches his figure as a person and as a unique artist: a writer who paints images and a painter who writes metaphors.

12 אוגוסט
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Back to school // Outline Festival Closing Event 20:00 House of Uri Zvi, Jaffa 34

Participants in the exhibition To No Extent and Place for Poetry will read some poems from the happy school days and talk about the process of creating the illustrations and poems featured in the exhibition displayed in the city streets. The school bell will ring in honor of teacher and artist Yuval Mendelssohn

Yuval Mendelssohn is an artist, musician and civics teacher. The show will feature songs from all eras, hits and new music, stories and more. Guitar: Raanan Fogel.

Participation is free, however, the number of participants is limited

19 אוגוסט
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Jaffa St. (west) 10:00 Yitzhak Navon Railway Station
22 אוגוסט
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Jaffa St. (east) 10:00 "Huzot – Public Space Gallery", 17 Jaffa St.
18 אוגוסט
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Comics Workshop for Children// Nadav Nachmany 11:00 ZOOM
23 אוגוסט
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Morning Scribbles// Yali Herbet 8:00 ZOOM
19 אוגוסט
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Pencil Workshop at Yooletta// Noa Alon 10:00 'Yooletta' , 4 Shlomzion St.
17 אוגוסט
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Opening Day Celebrations 18:00 'Beita' Gallery 155 Jaffa St / New Spirit’ House (Old ‘Shaare Zedek’ Hospital) Jaffa St 161

Launching of Outline Festival 2022 with tours, music, live events, screenings, dozens of artists and 14 exhibitions along Jaffa Street in the city center. 

In addition to exhibition openings, special events will be held in honor of the launching:

18:00 – 21:00 Actor and artist Itamar Banai in an Open Rehearsal that never ends

Along Jaffa Street, from the Beita Gallery to the Shaarei Tzedek Hospital building, you will encounter surprises in public spaces as well as music, screenings and live illustrations. 

18:00 – 21:00 – at the former Shaarei Tzedek Hospital building (the “New Spirit” house) – surprising artistic happenings will be held in the building’s rooms: writers will tell about things they have lost and an illustrator will return lost objects from the audience to their lawful owners.

Throughout the entire evening, prints and products will be sold from a Yooletta pop-up store, in special, festive cooperation with the festival. Items sold at the store will include selected prints by illustrators participating in festival exhibitions. 

18 אוגוסט
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Workshop to Create Funny Creatures// Orit Bergman and Anat Warshavsky 10:00, 11:15 'Beit Hansen' Garden, Accessible entrance: Dubnov St 2 Main entrance: Gdalyahu Alon 14

A workshop to create funny creatures after the duo exhibition “What is more Yellow or an Elephant?” by Orit Bergman and Anat Warshavsky at Hansen House. Children will prepare tails, heads, noses, ears and wings out of a variety of surprising materials. They will assemble them into one-of-a-kind creatures, which they can take home. 

Activity length: 45 minutes

Price: ILS 15

Price includes equipment and materials

At 10:00 (suitable for ages 3 – 6) – registration for 10:00

At 11:15 (suitable for ages 7 – 10) – registration for 11:15

The number of spaces is limited

For further information, visit the Hansen House site at: Hansen.co.il 

23 אוגוסט
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Outline Festival Closing Event// The Israel Museum 18:00 Youth Wing Auditorium, the Israel Museum

18:00 Opening and moderator: Orna Granot – Head of the Illustration Library, Youth Wing, Israel Museum

Hila Havkin, David Polonsky and Amit Rimon, three illustrators, will sketch a portrait of Israeli illustration in three voices. In short lectures, the three will discuss influences and inspiration, words and pictures that serve as the roots of their illustrations. 

19:30 refreshments and acoustic musical performance in the courtyard: Elisha Banai

 

get tickets here

 

22 אוגוסט
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The Ultra-Orthodox Illustration Scene, Defining Characteristics 19:30 Art Shelter Gallery, 7 Yehuda Maccabi St.

The growth and development of the illustration field in the ultra-Orthodox sector has been meteoric: In recent years thousands of children’s books have been published, including hundreds of comic books. In an event revolving around the exhibition ‘Pollack Art’, which brings together the works of Gadi Pollack, pioneer of ultra-Orthodox illustration and comics, we will come together to hear about the renaissance of the contemporary ultra-Orthodox illustration scene. In a lecture by Dr. Eli Eshed and a panel of Pollack’s students, we will address the teaching style, path and life-view of Pollack’s illustrations and his style’s implications on the sector’s world of design and illustration. 

18 אוגוסט
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Gallery Talk – Thoughts of Home 19:00 Agripas 12 Gallery

Gallery talk after illustrations from the book “A Story of an Old Apartment” by artist and illustrator Anya Desnitskaya, who immigrated to Israel from Russia in the wake of the war in Ukraine. In this talk, we seek to address questions of collective memory, private and public space, wandering, pain and family. 

Opening words: Alexandra Mandelbaum Kopayev, researcher of Hassidim and the identity of immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

18 אוגוסט
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Exhibition Opening // Layer Cake 19:00 Azrieli Gallery

Festive, sweet evening with historical and playful flavors, attended by the exhibition’s artists and curators. 

18 אוגוסט
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Exhibition Opening // White Noise 20:00 "Huzot – Public Space Gallery", 17 Jaffa St.

An evening encounter with the exhibition’s participating artists and curator Limor Goldman Yossifon. There will be music curated by exhibition participants as well as beer and snacks in the pleasant atmosphere of Jaffa St., Jerusalem.

22 אוגוסט
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“Leftovers” – Formal Research through Various Print Techniques// Shlomit Strutti 17:00 Azrieli Gallery, 39 Hanevi'im, Jerusalem
21 אוגוסט
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Jaffa St. (west) 17:00 Yitzhak Navon Railway Station
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Illustration in Stencils // Niv Tishbi 18:00 'Beita' Gallery ' 155 Jaffa St.
19 אוגוסט
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Gallery Talk – Illustrated Journey in the Land of Israel After the Drawings of Shmuel Katz 12:00 the former Shaarei Tzedek Hospital building (the "New Spirit" house), 161 Jaffa St.

Shmuel Katz – one of Israel’s pioneers of illustration and caricature – followed the sun. He traveled throughout Israel and illustrated the country’s landscapes and people. Katz was responsible for several of Israel’s iconic cultural treasures: from “Hasamba” and “Room for Rent” to “The Wild East” and “Follow the Sun to Israel” and more. All his illustrations are characterized by a light hand, humor and use of a variety of techniques.

The exhibition presents works by Katz alongside works by contemporary illustrators, all of whom show their own view of Israel.

You are invited to a one-of-a-kind encounter with the exhibition’s curators Amit Rimon, Shmuel Katz’s granddaughter, and Moran Perel Konstantin, curator of caricatures and comics, in which they discuss the illustrator’s life and work.

The gallery talk will be attended by members of Katz’s family and Galit Gaon, independent curator in the field of Israeli design, researcher, designer and lecturer on curation and design. Gaon is head of the international program for design curating at Shenkar, which she founded. In the past, Gaon served as director of the Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics and as founder and Head Curator of the Design Museum Holon.

 

22 אוגוסט
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A festive event at the exhibition “Time after Time” 20:00 Underpass -'Yitzhak Navon' railway station

by Dj Little y An evening encounter with the exhibition’s participating artists, sale of prints and music.

17 אוגוסט
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Jaffa St. (west) 18:00 New Spirit’ House (Old ‘Shaare Zedek’ Hospital) Jaffa St 161

See, hear and get to know the illustrations and texts from up close, from the wide range of exhibitions presented at the Outline Festival.

Tour length: about an hour and a half

18 אוגוסט
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Jaffa St. (east) 17:00 "Huzot – Public Space Gallery", 17 Jaffa St.

See, hear and get to know the illustrations and texts from up close, from the wide range of exhibitions presented at the Outline Festival.

Tour length: about an hour and a half

22 אוגוסט
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Portrait Marathon – Nontraditional Portrait Workshop // Marina Grechanik 20:00 ZOOM

For me, nothing is more interesting than drawing people, and of course the most fascinating part is their faces. We are surrounded by people everywhere: talking, laughing, crying, telling us about themselves in all kinds of ways. In this workshop, we will practice drawing portraits, but not in a traditional, academic method. We will not concern ourselves with anatomy or measuring perspective – instead we will ask ourselves how we perceive reality, what is “likeness” in a portrait and how can we achieve a true, complete likeness, not just of the subject’s exterior. We will adopt a free approach to selecting methods and tools, we will “mix ourselves up”, step out of our comfort zones, and most importantly – enjoy the process!

*The workshop is suitable for all levels, both illustrators and artists who want to free up their hand and step out of their comfort zones, and beginners.

18 אוגוסט
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Comics Workshop for Adults// Nadav Nachmany 20:30 ZOOM
21 אוגוסט
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Photoshop Animation Workshop// Ofer Winter 20:30 ZOOM

Creative expression through comics and getting to know the characteristics of the language of comics. During the workshop, we will learn how to express ourselves simply, through lines, stick people and symbols. Each participant will create a comic strip telling their own personal story.

 

21 אוגוסט
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“Pass it on – Talent as a Profitable Asset”// Tom Danieli 20:30 ZOOM
22 אוגוסט
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Photoshop Character Painting Workshop// Anat Efrati 20:00 ZOOM
23 אוגוסט
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Master Class// Anya Desnitskaya 20:00 ZOOM
17 אוגוסט
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Jaffa St. (west) 20:00 New Spirit’ House (Old ‘Shaare Zedek’ Hospital) Jaffa St 161