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The Biennale for illustration ‘Picturale’ (the 9th already) is an internationally known cultural organization (non-profit) supported by de City of Ronse and the Cultural  Centre ‘de Ververij’. Its goals are:

  • providing a solid and encouraging artistic platform for emerging illustrators, the ‘young wolves’
  • giving established illustrators the opportunity to express themselves professionally through a ‘grand exhibition’ in the inspiring environment of the beautiful  ‘Ververij’
  • bringing together artists/illustrators and the audience in an interactive six-week happening to explore, dialogue and especially savior this ‘magic’ of illustration which never leaves people unmoved.

Ever since 2003, this is the place to be for a growing number of professional illustrators, passionate participants and an ever-appreciative and curious public. For the 2019 edition, we welcomed 5000 visitors (an increase of more than 25% compared with 2017).

Due to the Covid crisis, the Picturale will exceptionnally be organised in the spring of 2022. 


VERNISSAGE

  • 5/3/22- opening
  • 10 am - storytelling festival: ‘Tales in the City’
  • 4 pm - unveiling the new mural
  • 5 pm - vernissage with award ceremony
  • 16/4/22 from 3 pm to 8 pm – festive closure with announcement of the public prizes

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

  • An encouraging exhibition by a select group of ‘young’ talents
  • A grand exhibition of ‘established professionals’
  • A special solo exhibition by the ‘Picturale 2019’laureate  Pieter Van Eenoge

ARE YOU AN ASPIRING ILLUSTRATOR?

See ‘How to participate?’


INTERESTED AS A GROUP?

  • We are offering ‘illustration’ workshops for schools (contact: dienstcultuur@ronse.be)
  • Exhibition space is available for book presentations (contact: cultuur@ronse.be)
  • In collaboration with the local department of culture and a number of experienced guides we designed a trail along all murals. For more info / booking: toerisme@ronse.be