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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PLATEAURESIDUE: Sub Persona

25. 10.–29. 12. 2019

MGLC – Švicarija

 

You are invited to attend the opening of the exhibition by the PLATEAURESIDUE duo (Aljaž Celarc & Eva Pavlič Seifert) on Friday, 25 October 2019, at 19.00, presenting their new Sub Persona research and exhibition project. The exhibition is part of the year-long programme of Švicarija pursuing the motto community, art and nature, which in 2019 focuses on the analysis of the state of independent journalism and the right of the public to information. The artists, whose practice usually interlaces ecology and art, this time examine the state of forest ecosystems and the human impact on them due to past and present forest management. They will present their multimedia installation for the first time, which promotes the development of sensory thinking and questions the contemporary understanding of the environment and man’s attitude towards it.

During the preparations for the project, the artists talked to people who are directly involved in maintaining forests and have differing opinions about how they should be managed and perceived. Forests possess many functions, ranging from ecological, economic to cultural, and provide us all with a quality life on many levels. The present-day urban population often perceives forests as spaces of unspoilt nature even though they have been completely transformed by the centuries of human management. It is precisely the tradition of encroaching upon and exploiting forests that dictates the responsibility of mankind to manage them in a sustainable way, to take care of the consequences of bad practice and to eliminate the effects of climate change. The artists explore how contemporary forest management and forestry approach the goals dictated by the Pro Silva Pan-European sustainable management model, which was developed in 1989, based on the Slovenian tradition of selective felling. The goal of the Pro Silva model is to preserve all key forest functions for future generations: ecosystem, soil and climate protection, production of wood and wood products, recreation and preservation of cultural heritage.

PLATEAURESIDUE is the imaginary identity of geographer and artist Aljaž Celarc and art historian Eva Pavlič Seifert. Their practice is concerned with exploring landscape ecology and uses new media to search for new ways of raising public awareness. Accordingly, they always give a voice to the participants in their projects, natural forms such as rocks, air, organisms and other units of matter, which they reorganise into new unusual forms and new media systems. The artist duo lives and works in Novi Kot, in the hinterland of the forests of Mount Gotenica and Snežnik Plateau.

 

Plateauresidue: Sub Persona, 2019 (video still)

RogLab Open: Active Aging, exhibition of prototypes

Opening: 10 October 2019, at 7 pm

MGLC – Švicarija, Ljubljana

 

The exhibition, at the conclusion of the international project RogLab Open: Active Aging, will feature four award-winning prototypes from the proposals submitted that best addressed the problems of the elderly. The teens who triggered of Beatlemania and the hippies from the Woodstock era are now around seventy years old. RogLab points out precisely to their needs and presents solutions that allow them to live an active and independent life: an intergenerational playground toy by André Vanzolin (Brazil), a hydroponic garden for the physically disabled by Eamon Durey (Northern Ireland), additions for steps by Dušan Uršič (Slovenia) and classically tailored clothing for fashion-conscious seniors, developed by Ina Nathalie Bölsing, Kaja Čufer, Tajda Dražić and Katarina Ekart from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering under the mentorship of Alenka More (Slovenia). All these prototypes will be on view at Švicarija until 20 October 2019.

The exhibition was produced in collaboration between RogLab (MGML) and MGLC.

The project is supported by the City of Ljubljana.

Part of the partner network of the Center for Creativity, this project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Slovenia.

 

Dušan Uršič: additions for steps, prototypes

Marathon Guided Tour: Exhibitions are visited ON FOOT!

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.

On Saturday, 21 September, for European Mobility Week, we have prepared the themed guided tour Exhibitions are visited ON FOOT!, whilst we also host the Biennial Doors Open Day.

You will be taken around the venues of this year's Biennial by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil. The meeting point for the guided tour is in front of MGLC at 11.00, and in front of the National Gallery of Slovenia at 12.30.

The tour will be accompanied by impro interventions in collaboration with Impro liga, therefore get ready for one of the more exciting guided tours so far!

P. S.: Please wear appropriate footwear (our hedgehog has also put on his trainers).