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“Peekaboo” – exhibition of contemporary Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian children’s book illustrations

Lithuanian Culture Institute

Photo by Rasa Jančiauskaitė

The exhibition “Peekaboo” at Workshops of Culture in Lublin is an invitation to the magical world of book illustrations and a unique opportunity to become its part. In the nooks and crannies of a beautiful old building in the Old Town we will meet large-format characters, usually hidden inside books.  It will also be an opportunity to make up your own endings to well-known stories. With the help of new technologies we will enter literary realms and become protagonists ourselves.

The exhibition will present children’s book illustrations by 15 Polish, 5 Lithuanian and 5 Ukrainian artists. These selected titles showcase their innovation, artistic expressiveness, diversity and inventiveness. The arrangement of the exhibition space, inspired by book pages, invites everyone to play and is sure to encourage the next generation of young readers to explore literature.

Books play an invaluable role in children’s development. A book is a child’s first encounter with art, literature and imagery. This is why it is important to make sure that the books we give our children are beautifully and carefully designed so that they inspire, stir the imagination, develop sensitivity, shape the aesthetic sense and encourage children to ask questions and look for answers.

Illustrators participating at the exhibition:

Agrafka Studio (Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv), Edgar Bąk, Katarzyna Bogucka, Oksana Bula, Iwona Chmielewska, Robert Czajka, Inga Dagilė, Polina Doroshenko and Vlada Soshkina, Emilia Dziubak, Małgorzata Gurowska, Monika Hanulak, Marta Ignerska, Rasa Jančiauskaitė, Kęstutis Kasparavičius, Aušra Kiudulaitė, Marianna Oklejak, Paweł Pawlak, Ola Płocińska, Mariana Prokhasko, Dawid Ryski, Anna Sarvira, Elena Selena, Piotr Socha, Studio Acapulco (Agata Dudek and Małgorzata Nowak), Marianna Sztyma


23.06 | 16.00 | official opening | Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 7

27-30.06 | The exhibition can be viewed 10.00-16.00

The exhibition is available June – October 2019


WORKSHOPS by Lithuanian illustrators:

Rasa Jančiauskaitė

Rasa Jančiauskaitė

Characters made by hand – arts workshop inspired by the book “Small Poems for Little Ones” by the Lithuanian illustrator Rasa Jančiauskaitė

Rasa Jančiauskaitė is an illustrator and graphic designer from Vilnius, Lithuania. She works on children’s books and personal illustration projects. Rasa also teaches at design colleges. As an Illustrator, she actively participates in artistic competitions and exhibitions worldwide – Bologna children’s book fair in Italy, Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival exhibition and the International Illustrated Children’s Book Project Competition “Clairvoyants” in Poland. The workshop will be translated into Polish. Polish Sign Language is also available.

Requires registration. Registration form available at

29.06 | 11.00–12.30 | for ages 5-10 with guardians| Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 7

30.06 | 12.30–14.00 | for ages 5-10 with guardians | Vivo! Lublin, Unii Lubelskiej 2

Elena Selena

Elena Selena


Pop-up! – 3d illustrations workshop with the Lithuanian illustrator Elena Selena

Elena Selena is a young Lithuanian artist. She was educated at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and continued her studies at the École Estienne in Paris. For the last four years, equipped with her scissors, Elena Selena has been creating elaborate spatial pop-up illustrations. The workshop will be translated into Polish. Polish Sign Language is also available.

Requires registration. Registration form available at

29.06 | 13.00–14.30 |for ages 5-7 with guardians | Vivo! Lublin, Unii Lubelskiej 2

30.06 | 10.30–12.00 | for ages 10-12 | Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 7



Exhibition space design: KOSMOS PROJECT

Visual identification: ROBERT CZAJKA

Animations: Olga Brańska, Łukasz Mackiewicz, Bartłomiej Ogłoza, Piotr Skulimowski, Karol Szczepankiewicz, Aleksandra Waszczeniuk


Organiser: Workshops of Culture in Lublin

Partners: Lithuanian Culture Institute, Pictoric Illustrators Club (Ukraine)