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Soulful Spirits: A Family Exhibition of Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka’s Illustrations


28/06/2024 | 10:00 – 18:00


Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 7 - exhibition room




Jun 28 2024


10:00 - 18:00

Soulful Spirits: A Family Exhibition of Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka’s Illustrations

As every year, the Festival’s programme is filled with events for children. This time, it will feature an exhibition by Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka, among others.

Feeling a tingle down your spine? Don’t be afraid, it’s just the ghosts of Poland’s past whispering in your ear at Different Sounds festival’s Children’s Programme! Join us for a hauntingly fun exhibition of illustrations by Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka based on the book “Duszne Historie”. Ever wondered about the strange emanations, little spirits and ghosts rumoured to haunt Poland’s old castles? “Duszne historie” brings these forgotten tales to life! The fearless writer Martyna Skibińska has unearthed these dusty stories, deciphering who, where, and why these spooky sounds linger. Then, the not-so-brave illustrator Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka peeked into the spirit world and captured these ghostly beings in a unique, almost photographic style. Here’s a spooky twist: the faces of these forgotten phantoms belong to friends and family, giving them a new lease on spectral life! This collaboration resulted in the book “Duchowy Przewodnik po Polsce, czyli 101 wycieczek z dreszczykiem” (The Ghostly Guide to Poland, or 101 Thrilling Excursions). Published by Dwie Siostry, “The Ghostly Guide to Poland” is your key to Poland’s spookiest locations, perfect for any brave explorer! This book is an indispensable companion for all your travels around Poland, whether you’re on a holiday or just a curious adventurer. In collaboration with Workshops of Culture in Lublin, the Different Sounds festival presents a special exhibition featuring 46 captivating illustrations from the book. Enlarged and accompanied by fascinating details, these artworks take on a new dimension. There’s even a special activity card to help you delve deeper into the illustrations’ intricate details. The exhibition is suitable for children aged 10 and up.

Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka – Master of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, brings a wealth of experience to her creative endeavours. A talented artist with a Doctorate in Fine Arts, she is an assistant at the University of the Arts in Poznań’s Book Illustration Studio. Her artistic talents extend beyond the visual. She is also an accomplished instrumental musician, and has completed postgraduate studies in pedagogy. This passion for education translates into engaging art workshops she conducts for both children and adults. Highly sought-after for her artistic vision, Dominika collaborates with publishers and cultural institutions. Her impressive list of accolades includes a special mention at the prestigious BolognaRagazzi Award 2019 for “Kominiarz Piekarz,” the jury prize at the Ananas International Illustration Exhibition 2019, and a special mention in the PTWK competition for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year 2019. Further solidifying her artistic talent, Dominika’s illustrations for “Dwa słowa” by Anna Taraska garnered the Editorial Award DOBRE STRONY (2022) and a graphic distinction in the Book of the Year 2022 competition by the Polish Section of IBBY.

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