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Oct 24
Feb 25


Award-winning. An exhibition of contemporary French-language illustrators

Foyer & Wehrgang Gallery

Illustrations invite children to enter the world of books: comics, picture books, illustrated novels or colourful non-fiction texts. French-language children's literature is considered to be particularly enticing, creative and diverse in terms of its graphic design. 

With the exhibition "Award-winning", the International Youth Library and the Institut Français are showcasing a selection of the most interesting contemporary artists. All of them were honoured for their extraordinary work at the largest French children's book festival in Montreuil (SLPJ). 
The selection includes Marc Boutavant, loved by children and adults alike for his bespectacled blue donkey Ariol. He has decorated one of the towers at Blutenburg Castle exclusively for the exhibition. Works by French star illustrator Rébecca Dautremer will also be on display. In addition to a geographical focus on France, Belgium and Switzerland, the exhibition focuses on themes such as animals and the seasons. 

"Award-winning" combines original sketches, which provide an insight into the creative process, and large-format reproductions. For children, there are reading stations with numerous books and interactive games with which they can conquer the exhibition and its rooms for themselves.

Workshops for school classes are offered to accompany the exhibition. 

A co-operation of the International Youth Library Foundation and the Institut Français.

Current Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri  10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm

Entrance Fees:
Children and Young Adults under 18: free
Adults: 3 Euros (Collective ticket for all exhibitions and museums), 2 Euros (Concession tickets)