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From a Sketch to a Puppet, 37 years in Bežigrad Galleries

The traditional annual puppet exhibition to reopen Bežigrad Gallery 1 at the end of August. Recordings of puppet shows are screened alongside the exhibition, which this year features artists working with Maribor Puppet Theatre, in which the visual concepts were designed by Ančka Gošnik - Godec, Jože Logar, Iztok Hrga, Damijan Stepančič, Viktor Šest and Breda Varl. Their puppets, sketches, scene elements, photographs and videos will be on display from Thursday, 31 August 2017.

© Maribor Puppet Theatre Archive
© Maribor Puppet Theatre Archive

The cycle of exhibitions called "From a Sketch To a Puppet" is intended for the youngest visitors of the gallery. The exhibition "From a Sketch To a Puppet" is the only annual Slovene exhibition that is intended for the youngest visitors. It has been held in Bežigrad Galleries since 1980. A children's art workshop is also organised alongside the exhibition; children draw puppets and exhibit them as well in Bežigrad Gallery 1 as part of the exhibition. The essence of the exhibition is to present the entire creative process: from sketch, drawing and sculpture as a study for the puppet to the puppet as a complete creation. This year's exhibition is complemented by video recordings of shows in which puppets were designed by Ančka Gošnik - Godec, Jože Logar, Iztok Hrga, Damijan Stepančič, Viktor Šest and Breda Varl. 

With these exhibitions we try to focus on artists who have devoted their creative careers to puppetry and art for children. They rarely exhibit their work. Visitors can become acquainted with various drawing and painting techniques. The sketches and studies are provided with photographs illustrating the process of creating the puppet. In this way, our visitors can gain a deep insight into how puppets are designed.

Posted: 12. 7. 2017