Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan: 20 Taon Art Exhibit at the Ayala Museum

I visited the Ayala Museum thrice last year for the Ambeth Ocampo lectures. After the lectures, we roamed around to see the artwork displayed on the ground floor. The Ilustrador ng Kabataan exhibit was my favorite among the three exhibits I had seen because there were lots of artwork there that appealed to my taste. I also loved the lively and fun way Ayala Museum displayed them -- brought my inner child out :)

Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum


The exhibit was in celebration of the 20 years since the Philippines' first (and only) organization for children's book illustrators was established.

Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum

There were also several 3D art...

Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum 3D art
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum 3D art
Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum 3D art


If I had to choose a favorite, it would have to be the camote-eating mice, so cute and funny!

Ilustrador ng Kabataan art exhibit at Ayala Museum camote mice


And I know it's already past Christmas, but I gotta say that I loved Ayala Museum's Christmas tree! I had to take a snapshot...

Ayala Museum Christmas tree 2011

At this point, a guard approached me and told me that pictures were not allowed. Whoops! I guess people were only allowed to take pictures during the lectures, but not afterwards.



Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan: 20 Taon Art Exhibit
Ayala Museum
Makati City, Metro Manila
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40 comments:

  1. I love their artwork exhibit! How I wish I can do that too. :P

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  2. The Christmas trees back ground is really an eye catcher. ganda .ang you are right,I like the mice eating kamote too.

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  3. the 3d arts and all the things in the exhibit gives the kid out of me as well! well done! nice art! xx

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  4. ay how nice! my daughter would love to see this!

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  5. Wow, love everything in this exhibit! :) The illustrations look so creative and nostalgic. I feel like I'm transported back to my childhood.. :) Would love to personally see these!

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  6. Thumbs up.. Isa to sa dream ko dati.. :) i love to draw

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    1. bakit dati? you can still realize that dream :)

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  7. so creative, were they done by children or were done for children? regardless they are all beautiful.. :D

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    1. as far as I know, they were created by adult (I assume) illustrators for kiddie books.

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  8. very beautiful artworks and very inspiring.

    hope you'll have a fruitful holy week =)

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  9. Your photo of the eggplant-looking character made me remember our Filipino alamat of the ampalaya (I recall that was the same drawing)... This brings me back to my childhood, as I used to read a lot of alamat books that had interesting drawings like these.

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  10. so nice! i want the wall with the "photo frames" in my room!

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  11. wow at first i thought the ilustrador exhibits is also by Ambeth Ocampo haha. thought that is his other side coz i identified him as one who spoke highly of our national hero. this is a fun exhibit for my nieces and nephews!!

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    1. the exhibits were separate but in his Ayala Museum lectures last year, entrance to the museum was already included.

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  12. now I wish I can draw like this...

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  13. These are great pieces of art. I admire them. =)

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  14. It is a lovely work of art in there. The illustrations are cute. Illustrator is one of my dreams I wanted to be.

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    1. I'm sorry, this is an old post. The exhibit ran from late last year til the end of February. Ayala Museum always exhibits art stuff aside from the historical relics they keep on the upper floors. you can check their FB page to see if their current exhibit interests you.

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  16. Ayala Museum is really very diverse. I am also amazed with the Golden objects they have excavated somewhere in Mindanao that are considered as priceless and they are displayed here. I watched it in TV and I had goosebumps :)

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    1. Yup they have a great collection of porcelain and gold on the upper floors. Got some paintings too and dioramas that look painstakingly done.

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  17. I adore the way it was crafted in their frames, and the layout. Very creative! Great shots as well!

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  18. Art is fun, and you have proven it through this post. How I wish my work of art will be displayed in museum like this in the future.

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  19. I love their artwork. But with the museum's restrictions on photography, nakakapanghinayang as the museum is only 5 minutes away from our office. ^_^

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    1. I was surprised because I thought photography was not allowed on the upper floors only (during the first Ambeth Ocampo lecture I attended, he mentioned that we could take pics but only on the ground floor). I went to the museum thrice and after the lectures, people took pictures and videos and there were no issues. The guard only approached me when we were only the last few people inside and I was taking pictures of the tree.

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  20. i am a frustrated artist...
    seeing these art works made me realize that i can still pursue my dream. why not? ART is something that involves beauty not outside but deeper than eyes can see.

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    1. yeah why not? it's never too late to start anything :)

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  21. This is so cool! I love this!Boy I am glad that there are still artist out there who draw. I always draw doodles when I was little unfortunately my parents don't want me to be a cartoonist or a painter. I doubt if today's children still draw or doodle. I think they are so focus with modern computer games and gadgets that they don't like to write they prefer to type, right?

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    1. I think kids still draw on paper nowadays. Cursive handwriting, probably not so much since everyone's using printed letters and/or typing or texting. Too bad, a beautiful handwriting is also art imo.

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  22. I like the exhibit! Especially on how they divided the simple and white stuff with the colorful one. I like how they construct each of the designs! Kudo to them and to you for taking some photos while lecturing! XD

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    1. I liked that too. White made it look very clean and neat and prevented the different colors and design from clashing with one another.

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  23. What a fun exhibit...Sana makapunta ko. I enjoy exhibits such as this one.

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  24. Sayang ... its probably over and done na :(

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