For the curious and the creative

Public tours of temporary exhibitions in the 2016/2017 season
The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation (4 October–4 December 2016)
Tomas Vu-Daniel and Rirkrit Tiravanija: GREEN GO HOME (20 December 2016–8 February 2017)
Zines! Contemporary zine production (24. 2.−28. 5. 2017)
32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Births as Criterion (16. 6.–5. 11. 2017)
Boris Jesih, Connections (30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018)

Curator-lead guided tours for groups are organised to accompany all the exhibitions.

Workshop of printing on plastic bags. Used plastic bags are first collected (this can be started at school) and then "ironed" into a larger surface area, which is used to print on. In such a way plastic bags are converted into artworks, whilst learning about recycling and an appropriate attitude towards the environment. The plasto-print products can be assembled into an installation, hence promoting learning about another field of contemporary art. The exhibition in the Gallery serves as inspiration for the creative process. The workshops are conducted by Nika Rupnik.
Admission: € 3/person
Duration: 2 hours

Printmaking Demonstrations
Printmaking technique demonstrations of screen-printing, lithography, woodcutting, linocutting, dry point and etching.
Admission: € 4/person
Duration: 45 minutes
Accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.

Printmaking Workshops
Workshops of screen-printing, lithography for small groups (screen-printing for up to 15 participants, lithography for up to 8 participants). Participants learn about the preparation stages before printing as well as the printing process, create an image, and then print it.
Admission: € 6.50/person
Duration: 180 minutes

The Tivoli Tee
A special screen-printing workshop with prints made on a T-shirt or other piece of fabric. The workshop is composed of three parts: getting the design ready, preparing the screen, and making a single colour print.
Admission: € 6.50/person
Duration: 180 minutes

Experimental computer printing workshop
The workshop is conducted by Adrijan Praznik, artist and final year student from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Participants make sketches on the computer, which are printed on special film – a matrix, and printed onto paper. The workshop follows the innovative method of its mentor, connecting contemporary technology with classic artistic expression. It is suitable for small groups of up to 12 participants.
Admission: € 8/person
Duration: 6 hours

Comic strip into print!
The three-day comic strip workshop provides great insight into the creativity within the field of comics and printmaking. The aim of the workshop is to create a collective comic album in two colours. The workshop is intended for young people over 11 years of age. The programme is run by the International Centre of Graphic Arts and Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana.
Admission: € 8/person
Duration: 17 hours (3 days)

Performance workshop
The workshop seeks to bring the performative dimension in the field of the visual arts and other mediums closer to young people. It takes place twice a month for three hours and is led by actor Uroš Kaurin. Participants are taught the basics and are encouraged to produce their own performance as the final result.
Admission: € 40
Duration: 24 hours

Week-long workshops for primary school children during the school holidays. Organized by the following museum institutions: the International Centre of Graphic Arts, National Museum of Contemporary History, National Gallery of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Slovenia.
Admission: € 110/person (lunch as well as day care included)
Duration: 1 week, during the school holidays (every day from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm)

Saturday workshops
Saturday workshops are a joint programme by RogLab, MGLC, Stripburger, Rampa Laboratorij and Zavod Trajekt. Children and families are invited to join us in Tivoli Park to take part in creative pursuits and visual games.

Summer Museum Night
The Night at the Museum event is on every third Saturday in June, just before the schools break up for the summer. An evening of art, events and social gathering takes place from 6 pm till midnight. Admission free.

Summer at MGLC
The International Centre of Graphic Arts traditional summer event is on for its sixth reprise in 2016. Every Tuesday in July, from 6 pm to 9 pm, the Summer at MGLC events invite you to join in the following:
free of charge music evenings of popular folk, jazz and funk music,
free of charge workshops for all generations as well as tourists,
free of charge viewing of the exhibitions by Karel Zelenko and Stojan Brezočnik.

The Gallery is open till 9 pm on Tuesday nights as events take place. Free admission between 8 pm and 9 pm.

European Heritage Days
The promotional campaign of Slovenian cultural heritage traditionally takes place in late September and early October.

The Stories of the Mansions and Castles of Ljubljana
Viewing of four stately buildings: Tivoli Mansion (International Centre of Graphic Arts ), Cekin Mansion (National Museum of Contemporary History ), Fužine Castle (Museum of Architecture and Design) and Ljubljana Castle. They are marked by rich history, cultural heritage and contemporary art.
Admission: € 11/adult; € 5.5/senior citizens and groups of 15 persons or more
Duration: 3 days

For the lovers of printmaking

Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques
The course covers an introduction to printmaking and learning about the techniques of screen-printing, lithography, dry-point and woodcut. It takes place once a week for three full hours. The courses are run by trained mentor artists: Slavko Pavlin, Zora Stančič, mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, mag. Boge Dimovski and Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
Admission: € 210/person
Duration: 50 hours (from November to March)

Advanced Course in Printmaking Techniques
The course covers learning about the techniques of etching, aquatint, relief etching, vernis mou, reservage and drypoint. It takes place once a week for three full hours. Mentors: mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, mag. Boge Dimovski and Zora Stančič.
Admission: € 210/person
Duration: 50 hours (from November to March)

Open House Days
Slovenian Cultural Holiday, 8 February
International Museum Day, 18 May
This Happy Day of Culture, 3 December

For visitors with special needs
Entry to the ground floor of the 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. The MGLC at Hand multimedia guide is also available. There is no entrance fee for visitors with special needs and their companions. For assistance please call +386 (0)1 2413 800


















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David Lynch: Fire on Stage

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. The Fire on Stage show offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. By interweaving the sombre and the mysterious, which overflow his entire spectrum of art, a Lynchian atmosphere is created, which will be followed in the installation by the multi-award-winning set designer Branko Hojnik.

David LynchA Parting Kiss, 2007, lithography.
Curtesy: Item Editions.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams
A sensory approach to learning about cultural heritage

● Workshops take place from March to May.
● introductory sensorial workshop, Saturday 24 March,
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00
Sunday, 25 March, 
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00

● Summer Museum Night, 16 June, first public guided tour by the participants of the project
● Advance bookings to: or
● The closin date for application is 15 March

The art education programme includes a sensorial workshop with a final presentation for the public. In the first stage, participants are introduced into the sensory tools of communication and staging. In the second stage, we connect with the cultural heritage of Tivoli Hotel, the so-called Švicarija, which was the gathering place of the Ljubljana bourgeoisie at the beginning of the 20th century. Workshop participants explore and listen to the history of the building through various perspectives of sensory perception. In the final stage of research, visitors are taken through the originally staged snippets of its history.

Concept and implementation: Barbara Pia Jenič, founder of the Senzorium Theatre, author and director.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Worskhop for children
The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion 

● Workshops are held on Saturdays in two parts, from March to May and from September to December.
● The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum is a synthesis of the workshops, Friday, 28 December.

The White Chrysanthemum is a work written by Ivan Cankar during his residence at Švicarija. The controversial essay is still surprisingly topical today. And what message does the author convey to the young people of today? 

The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion project consists of workshops for the production of movable sculptures (mobiles) lasting several months long, two guided tours of the workshop participants around the Švicarija Creative Centre and the concluding New Year's performance. The workshops connect several artistic disciplines and are based on various dimensions of creating.

●Concept and implementation: Barbara Bulatović, director and puppeteer.
●For children from 8 years of age and over.
●Free of charge.
●Advance bookings to

Spring part: From Image to Form
● Saturdays: 10 and 24 March, 7 and 21 April, 5 May, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Saturday, 12 May.

Through the creative process, children conceive a character of their own choice from the passages of The White Chrysanthemum. They approach their chosen character in various creative ways (visual, technological, dramaturgical and handcrafted) and produce moving figures that are similar to puppets, yet different.

Autumn part: Storyline in the Space
● Saturdays: 29 September, 13 and 27 October, 10 and 24 November, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Sunday, 2 December.

At the beginning of the second part, the children prepare a storyline together for The White Chrysanthemum New Year's performance. In the process of working on the interpretation of the character placed in the space, we use the manipulation, animation, dramaturgy and scenographic approach defined in the storyline.

The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum, which represents the synthesis of the year-round workshops, will be put on during the festive time, on Friday, 28 December.

The workshops are part of the Saturday Workshops programme run by RogLab, Stripburger magazine, Trajekt Institute, MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.


Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 25 March, at 3 pm,
admission: 2 eur

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project, by which the Švicarija Creative Centre is being introduced into the cultural life of the capital, derives from three basic elements that have marked the history of the building: community, art and nature. The project consists of an exhibition and supplementary exhibition programme inspired by the building that actualises the history of Švicarija, in such a way providing the guidelines for its activities in the future.

The multifaceted exhibition consists of four sections: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture and Art. The exhibition takes us through the history and social life of the building, it presents us with activities of the artists in it and highlights its recent renovation. These sections are connected by the artwork.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.