Last fall, a friend invited me to the launch of the Fall exhibitions at Never Apart gallery in the Mile-Ex neighbourhood. Not to sound hoity-toity, but I’m not being invited to art parties on a regular basis (read: never), so I was kind of excited!
It was my first “artsy” outing since my arrival in Montreal and it turned out to be an amazing night! With good vibes and an interesting exhibition. ‘Interesting’ meaning, I saw good art, I saw bad art and I saw some stuff I didn’t understand.
Recently, I went back to check out their current exhibitions. The gallery is celebrating their 5th anniversary with Five Years / Twenty Faces, a series of 25 portraits by Montreal-based photographer Saad Al-Hakkak. His work “pays homage to the artists, activists and community members who Never Apart collaborated with.”
In the next room, you can discover the work of photographer Véronique Soucy. With 10, she wanted to “highlight 10 of the talented artists, musicians and activists in Montreal who help contribute to the creative scene and who inspire me immensely.”
These and more exhibitions are still on display until September 26th, 2020, but keep an eye out for their future events.
Never Apart Gallery is also a great space to consider if you want to organize your own event. It features 12,000 square feet of gallery, music production and creative space, a theatre for screenings and both Sun and Moon Rooms (the latter currently not accessible due to covid restrictions though). Oh, and a pool!