11th May 2018 is the celebration of children's books at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice!

The 6th edition of A well designed book – let's start with children, just like the previous ones, combined several events: a Competition for the best design of a book for the youngest readers, a scientific conference devoted to the issue of their design, this year led by the theme of the Hero in illustrated books for children, and numerous exhibitions.

 

The 6th edition of the Competition A well designed book – let's start with children

On 12 April 2018 the Competition Jury composed of:
Krystyna Lipka-Sztarbałło (Warsaw) – chairwoman of the Jury
Magda Kłos-Podsiadło (Wytwórnia Publishing House, Warsaw)
Dorota Hartwich (Format Publishing House, Wrocław)
Barbara Kęsek (Znak Publishing House, Cracow)
Ewa Kokot (Insea Poland oraz Silesian Library, Katowice)
Justyna Szklarczyk-Lauer (the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice)

awarded the main prize in this edition of the Competition to Hanna Łupińska for the book project Dziecinada(l).

illustration: Hanna Łupińska

More about the detailed results of the Competition can be found HERE.

The Competition Regulations (and other participation documents) can be found in the attachment. 

 

In this edition of the Competition, 3 independent groups – the Competition Jury, the Children's Jury and the Publishers' Jury – after seeing 120 works by 90 authors, chose 54 works of 45 authors for the post-competition exhibition.

The list of participants in the exhibition:

 

Deliberations of the 6th edition Competition Jury

The winners of the awarded works were announced during the opening ceremony on 11 May, at 5:00 p.m. at the Roundabout Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.

A WELL DESIGNED BOOK – let's start with children
POST-COMPETITION EXIBITION 
+ Gallery, Roundabout Gallery, Rondo im. Gen Jerzego Ziętka 1
THE EXIBITION and AWARD CEREMONY at 5 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: May 11 – June 2, 2018

The catalogue accompanying the exhibition can be found in the attachment.

 

The main competition exhibition was accompanied by 3 exquisite exhibitions:

TU CZY TAM – Polish contemporary illustration for children
MASTERS OF ILLUSTRATION EXIBITION
Curators: Ewa Solarz, Magdalena Kłos-Podsiadło
0 Gallery, Roundabout Gallery Rondo Sztuki, im. Gen Jerzego Ziętka 1
EXIBITION at 6:00 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: 11 May – 6 June 2018

poster: Agata Dudek

MY VARIOUS BOOKS
EXHIBITION OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND BOOKS BY NIKOLA KUCHARSKA
in the hall by the Library of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Raciborska 50,
EXIBITION OPENING at 1:00 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: 11 May – 5 June 2018

illustration: Nikola Kucharska

HERO
EXHIBITION OF CHARACTERS PROJECTS OF THE STUDY OF ILLUSTRATION OF THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN KATOWICE
Akwarela Gallery, Youth Palace in Katowice, ul. Mikołowska 26
Duration of the exhibition: 11 April – 31 May 2018 (every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

 

A scientific conference devoted to the design of books for children was held traditionally, as part of the event.

A BOOK FOR CHILDREN – HOW IS IT DONE? – A Hero in illustrated books for children
CONFERENCE
Cinema Room, the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, ul. Raciborska 50
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Invited speakers: Ewa Solarz, Magdalena Kłos-Podsiadło (curators of the Tu czy tam exhibition); Anna Machwic (the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice ); Anita Wincencjusz-Patyna (the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław); Grzegorz Leszczyński (Warsaw University); Joanna Walczak (Debit Publishing House); Nikola Kucharska (illustrator, student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice); Małgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana (Pedagogical University, Cracow).

A detailed programme of the conference can be found in the attachment or HERE.

 

 

All events within A well designed book – let's start with children project are free of charge and do not require prior registration or reservation.

 

Organizers:


Partners:

Partners – Publishing Houses:

Media patrons:

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