Estonians featured in the Clarivoyants 2018 exhibition

Written by Kadri Naanu on . Posted in News, News of Centre

An exhibition featuring the most exciting works from the international childrens’s books projects competition Crairvoyants 2018 will open in the Galery Milano in Warsaw. The selection includes works from Estonian based Liis Sein, Eike-Ülesoo-Tikman and Julia Valtanen. The exhibition is open from May 23rd until June 3rd, 2019.

Clairvoyants is an international competition for an illustrated children’s book project in Polish or in English language. The competition is held by the Dwie Siostry publishing house and it aims to creat beautiful and valuable books for children and to discover talented artists. The competition work must include a plan or a script of the book accompanied by a summary in English and example illustrations. The competition gives the participants a chance to become known on the Polish and international book market.

530 projects were submitted to the competition and the jury selected the main prize and 3 honorary mentions. Additionally, they pointed out 40 most interesting works that will be featured in an exhibition that opens at the end of May in Warsaw. 35 countries were represented in the competition and the jury selected two projects from Estonia to the exhibition.

The exhibition features the project “Paper Boat” written by Liis Sein, illustrated by Eike Ülesoo-Tikman, and translated by Sławomira Borowska-Peterson, as well as the project “Vilo and the Music Tree” by Julia Valtanen.

The international jury included Rotraut Susanne Berner, Bernardo P. Carvalho, Anna Maria Czernow and Piotr Karski.

See also the list of the projects chosen for the exhibition and photographs of the jury work.

Illustration: Eike Ülesoo-Tikman