Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Children's illustrators return again

AS IN each autumn every other year, the Slovak capital is now the centre of book illustrations for children. From September 1 till October 26, the 23rd Bienále ilustrácií Bratislava (Biennial of Illustration Bratislava), or BIB, presents the winning works from its international competition among other events. “The goal is not so much the competition; BIB also enhances the views of people towards creation for children, as adults can see illustrations from different countries,” the jury chair, Murti Bunanta from Indonesia, told the SITA newswire.

AS IN each autumn every other year, the Slovak capital is now the centre of book illustrations for children. From September 1 till October 26, the 23rd Bienále ilustrácií Bratislava (Biennial of Illustration Bratislava), or BIB, presents the winning works from its international competition among other events. “The goal is not so much the competition; BIB also enhances the views of people towards creation for children, as adults can see illustrations from different countries,” the jury chair, Murti Bunanta from Indonesia, told the SITA newswire.

The main venue, showing the competing artworks, is Dom umenia (House of Art) in SNP Square where 2,318 illustrations made by 356 artists from 44 countries for 458 children’s books are exhibited.



“We are happy to have attracted countries this year that had been missing for some years – like Indonesia, India, Canada, Romania, Georgia and Montenegro,” said BIB’s general secretary for 2011, Zuzana Jarošová, as quoted by SITA.

The event, organised by the Bibiana International House for Children also awards five BIB Golden Apples: this year, one of them stays in Slovakia. Seven illustrations by young artist Tomáš Klepoch in the book "Ako som sa stal mudrcom", written by the late Rudo Sloboda, were awarded a Golden Apple.

BIB’s accompanying events include exhibitions by individual authors, an international symposium and an international workshop for young artists named the BIB-UNESCO Workshop of Albín Brunovský.

Top stories

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness