FOR ORGANISED SCHOOL GROUPS AND OTHER GROUPS

 

Contact person: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Educational programmes and activities are carried out by the gallery pedagogues: Tina Boc, Petra Derganc and Petja Kolenko.

 

GUIDED TOURS OF EXHIBITIONS

Guided tours in the company of the curators and gallery pedagogues can be organised for any of the temporary exhibitions at MGLC and Švicarija. We aim to develop the observation of the multifaceted modes of artistic creation, expression and abstract thinking, interdisciplinary integration, interpretation and reflection. The guided tours are adapted for preschool groups (kindergartens) and the first three-year age range of primary school, the second and third three-year age range of primary school, as well as for secondary and grammar schools. A short workshop can be added to the tours by prior arrangement.

Educational materials for mentors and teachers are also prepared to accompany exhibitions. These are available on the MGLC website at http://www.mglc-lj.si/za_solske_skupine/za_solske_skupine.

Viewing time: 45–90 min. Price: € 2

33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts: viewing time 45–180 minutes, price € 6

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.

 

Our recommendation: Art Day at MGLC

The several hour-long programme includes activities at MGLC and Švicarija as agreed in advance. Suitable for school cultural days.

€ 6.50

Foto: Arhiv MGLC.

 

STUDIO PROGRAMME

Printmaking Demonstration

The Print Studio is presented with a demonstration of a chosen printmaking technique: screenprinting, lithography (part of the process) or part of the intaglio printing process. The demonstrations effectively complement art lessons of the third three-year age range of primary school. As they provide a clear practical illustration of the printmaking process, they are also recommended for younger schoolchildren.

(45 min) € 2.50

 

Popular combination:

Guided tour of the exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques.

(90 min) € 3.50

 

Printmaking Workshops

The workshops offer an insight into the process of fine art printmaking: preparing the motif, the matrix and making the print itself. By prior arrangement we carry out:

- Screenprinting (180 min, € 6.50)

- Collagraphy (180 min, € 6.50)

- Drypoint (180 min, € 6.50)

- Etching (180–240 min, € 10.50)

- Lithography (300 min, € 10.50)

We organise workshops for small groups, suitable for the third three-year age range of primary school and older.

 

The Tivoli Tee

A special screenprinting workshop with prints made on a T-shirt brought along by participants. Besides learning about printmaking techniques, the emphasis of the workshop is on the development of a motif that expresses the identity values of young people and follows productive creativity. We can carry out a 3-hour or a shortened 2-hour workshop (in this case, participants bring a drafted motif with them).

(180 min) € 6.50

 

Small Print and Greeting Card Workshop

From idea to product can be a long way! But shorter in this workshop, at which participants create a set of original birthday or festive cards – small prints in the screenprinting technique, which can also be linked to book-plates. The workshop is based on group collaboration and is suitable for all ages.

(180 min) € 5

The studio programme is run in the MGLC Print Studio under the supervision of printmaker, Admir Ganić.

Photo: MGLC archive.

 

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING PROGRAMME

We organise workshops on monotype, frottage, collage printing, stencil printing, screenprinting, relief and intaglio printing ... in which objects from the environment and everyday life are used as matrices to develop inventive print processes. Participants create pictorially interesting compositions that tie in with temporary exhibitions or the MGLC Collection. Workshops are carried out independently or as additions to the temporary exhibitions. We prepare and implement them in cooperation with the gallery pedagogues – students and graduates of the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Art Education at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana. Occasionally, we also invite resident and visiting artists to collaborate.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

 

The Artist’s Book

How can books be tied to visual expression? This is a new artistic approach from the mid-20th century that combines various techniques, technologies and approaches. As MGLC holds an extensive collection of artists’ books, the field and some examples from the collection are briefly introduced to begin with. After that, workshop participants make their own visual, several-page long, numbered and signed art publication.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

Story: ... (fill in), Set Design Art Workshop

Participants create their own story by using a scenographic model (concept by Samo Lapajne). The workshop is tied to the focus points of the Švicarija programme and the exhibitions at MGLC. It represents a great way to learn about perspective and composition, and allows for cross-curricular connections to be made in subject areas encompassing science, nature, the environment, society, sociology, history, literature, etc. It can be adapted to suit all ages.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

In the Stojan Batič Memorial Studio

The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio is equipped with the artist’s sculptures and the work tools from his legacy. Batič, who lived and worked in Švicarija between 1954 and 1960, flirted with different themes as well as various sculpture techniques. He drew the ideas for his distinctive figurative works from ancient and Slavic mythology. A studio presentation is available for groups, along with a short sculpture workshop.

(45–90 minutes) € 2

 

The Contemporary Graphic Arts

A visual and discursive presentation at the cross-section of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and other exhibitions addresses the subject matters and mediums of the contemporary graphic arts. Suitable for participants of 14 years of age and over.
(45 min) € 1

 

The Mobile Printmaking Studio

Upon invitation, we can visit you and carry out a visiting print workshop with a brief presentation of fine art printmaking and a print demonstration. Execution and price by prior arrangement.

A public presentation of the mobile print studio for mentors and event organisers will take place on 4 April at the Cultural Bazaar at Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana.

 


PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhive: MGLC:

Children’s Studio – Day for Kindergartens

The Children’s Studio is the former peasant room at Švicarija in Tivoli, which is now a children’s meeting point. Special guided tours of exhibitions, workshops as well as viewing of MGLC and Švicarija are organised for groups visiting before noon. You are most welcome to visit us on Fridays from May to October, during the BOBRI Festival and at any time by prior arrangement. Free of charge.

 

Me, the Artist

A visit to the artists in the Švicarija studios is organised during Children’s Week (the first week of October). Presenting themselves in 2019 is Neža Knez, who works in the medium of sound, video, sculpture, photography, drawings and performance, painter Ana Sluga, intermedia artist Eva Pavlič Seifert as well as Miha Štrukelj, a painter who focuses on urban landscapes. In cooperation with the Ljubljana City Association of Friends of Youth. Free of charge.

 

BOBRI

During the Ljubljana festival of culture and art education in January and February, we invite children from 3 to 10 years of age to join our workshops and see the current exhibitions.

 

For visitors with special needs

 

We carry out adapted guided tours of exhibitions, guided tours with sign language interpreters and 2-hour poster workshops using the subjects of the temporary exhibitions as starting points, conducted by painter Janez Goršek.

 

Accessibility:

Entry to the ground floor of the MGLC building for people with mobility impairments is only possible with assistance. Toilets are located on the ground floor. The blind and visually impaired can orient themselves in the building with the help of a touch map.

Švicarija has a lift to facilitate access to all floors. Toilets are located on the ground floor. A blind and visually impaired audio and audio guide is available from March.

There is no admission fee for visitors with special needs and their companions.

For assistance please call +386 1 2413 800.

 

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The 2019 Turner Prize

This year’s winners of The 2019 Turner Prize include the artists Oscar Murillo and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, who participated in the 31st Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts (Over you/you, 2015, curated by Nicola Lees) and the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial ( 2019, curated by Slavs and Tatars). In addition to Murillo and Hamdan, artists Helen Cammock and Tai Shani also received the award. During a time of global political crisis, the artists decided to take up a stance of solidarity and set up a collective, with the prize being shared among them. This is how their decision was stated:

“At a time of political division in Britain and conflict in much of the world, the artists wanted to use the occasion of the Turner Prize to make a strong statement of community and solidarity and have formed themselves into a collective.”

Congratulations!


Oscar MuriloDe marcha, ¿una rumba?... no, solo un desfile
con ética y estética
(2015).
31st Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, installation view at Moderna galerija.
Photo: Jaka Babnik.


Lawrence Abu Hamdan
The All-Hearing (digital video, 2014).
33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, installation view at MGLC.
Photo: Jaka Babnik.

Exhibition Impressions: Animated Film Workshop

Exhibition Impressions: Animated Film Workshop

In collaboration with the Slon Society.

Saturday, 14 September, 10.00–16.00

Where: Meeting point at the MGLC reception – Tivoli Mansion (Tivoli Park) at 10.00

The workshop is suitable for young people aged 9+ and is free of charge.

The number of participants is limited, advance booking is required.

 

What are all the things that art can tell us in an exhibition?

We will listen to some interesting stories about sea dwellers, dark cities and the Mediterranean, why we love ice cream and comfortable armchairs, what a mobile print is and what a book that is not a book looks like, what it means to be socially responsible and what the music of a birch tree sounds like. Tina Boc will take us around the exhibition From the Biennial Prize Winners Collection: Shifts in the Canon.

The tour will be followed by a stop-motion animation workshop (filming image by image).

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.

Pre-festive workshop making New Year greeting cards

Thursday, 12 December, from 5 pm to 8 pm

Do you already have an idea for a New Year greeting card to which you just need to add your very own good wishes with the upcoming end to the year? At the International Centre of Graphic Arts, we are getting ready to make some unique festive greeting cards in December and share some time in a pleasant pre-holiday atmosphere. Participants will first make a sketch of a festive motif, which will then be printed in the screen-printing technique. Printmaking master Slavko Pavlin will be on hand to help. All participants are advised to plan the motif that they would like to create before the workshop so that more time can be spent on the actual making during the workshop.

The workshop is suitable for all generations and no prior knowledge is required.

It will take place at the MGLC Print Studio.

Advance bookings must be made by writing to marketing@mglc-lj.si or calling +386 1 241 38 08.

The workshop is free for the members of the Friends of the Biennial Club. The number of places is limited.

Warmly invited!