INKwento: Stories from Childhood

Arts & Design Hall
University Of The Philippines
Diliman, , Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines

About the Event

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the country’s first and only organization of illustrators for children, launches a fresh collection of art pieces telling personal stories from each member’s past. 

Inkwento: Stories from Childhood

INKwento: Stories from Childhood is Ang INK’s 28th annual exhibition opening at the new Arts & Design Hall of the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City at 5PM on November 9. 

“Game Over”, a story about huge plants with trunks full of eyes and snake-like roots, and “My Lola’s Kitchen”, which tells of a treasure-filled grandmother’s kitchen, are just two of the illustrated stories in this year’s collection. There’s also “Newborn”, about a baby bird hatching on a grade school playground, and “Luto-lutuan” about May and Gigi playing with clay pottery with their Mom. 

Ang INK members or Inkies used a wide range of media for their works on display including paper, pen and ink, watercolours, acrylic, coloured pencils, markers and digital. 

Opening in conjunction with the exhibit is a two-day series of activities including an art sale and artist’s talks given by Inkies. 

Day one (November 9), features the Inkie Pop-Up Sale, and The Business of Illustration: Pricing, Contracts, and Copyright, a talk given by veteran Inkies Bru Sim-Nada, May Tobias Papa, and Aneka Rodriguez. Illustrators on Illustrators, featuring six Inkies discussing their individual styles and experiences, takes place on the same day. 

The second day of the event (November 16) features a talk on Empowering Young People Through Illustration given by five Inkies led by Abi Goy, as well as a talk by the creators of the storybook, Si Kian. 

Founded in 1991, Ang INK was the offshoot of a Children’s Book Illustration workshop sponsored by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and the Goethe-Institute Manila conducted by German illustrator, Reinhard Michl. 

Ang INK has more than 70 members who are illustrators, graphic designers, painters, writers, teachers working in educational institutions, publishing companies, and design and advertising agencies. 

For more information about Ang INK and INKwento: Stories from Childhood, visit Facebook or email  

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