In Vaasa City Art Gallery:



In picture books and animations visual expression is as important and meaningful as written text. Finnish illustrators create new pictures for children every day. The legacy of Tove Jansson isstill alive, but at the same time today’s illustrators form a new generation of image creators. This exhibition, aiming at a playful dialogue with the visitor, highlights nine Finnish artists. In BY, visitors may step into the world of Finnish illustration at its best!
The BY project initiated an innovative collaboration among experienced professionals in the fields of illustration, animation, picture-book research, film and literary criticism, fine art and audio-visual production, as well as publishing and exhibitions. The aim was to reach international audiences with a playful mobile exhibition and to produce an exhibition catalogue that would delve deeper into the world of illustration and animation. The project resulted in an exhibition that explores the space between an art installation and a visual, experiential world in order to offer visitors an opportunity to literally step into the world of picture books.

Producers: Jokowski and Pro Artibus


Address: Vaasa City Hall, Senaatinkatu 1 D

Tue-Sun 10 AM – 5 PM

Past program