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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, the Cultural  Centre ‘de Ververij’ and the Library of Ronse. Its goals are:

  • providing a link between the art of storytelling and illustration and the love for books and reading
  • 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).

The 9th edition runs from 5 March 2022 until 16 April 2022.  See you then!


5/03/22 opening

  • 10 am - new edition of the Picturale storytelling festival ‘Tales in the City’ in close collaboration with the Library of Ronse
  • 5:00 pm - unveiling the new mural, Priesterstraat
  • 6:30 pm - vernissage with award ceremony at CC 'De Ververij', Wolvestraat 37

16/4/22 from 3 pm to 8 pm festive closure with announcement of the winner of the prize awarded by the public

Where? CC 'De Ververij', Wolvestraat 37, 9600 Ronse, Belgium


  • 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
  • An unique exhibition of art works by pupils of the participating primary schools from Ronse and surrounding area


See ‘How to participate?'


  • 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 and a booking, contact toerisme@ronse.be