Sunflower Gallery


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Galerija Sončnica
Slovenska 29, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 3250
Fax386 (0) 1 425 2814
Managed byMladinska knjiga Group
 Mladinska knjiga Publishing House
Bojan Švigelj, Editor in Chief
Irena Wagner, contact person

Opened in 2000 by Mladinska knjiga Publishing House in the Blue House (Modra hiša) next door to its flagship Konzorcij bookstore in Ljubljana, the Sunflower Gallery specialises in the presentation of children's book illustrations. It presents artists working with and for the Mladinska knjiga Publishing House and those who are publishing their work in the children's magazines Cicido and Ciciban.

The peak of gallery activities was in the years 2010–2012. Since 2013, the exhibitions have rarely taken place at the Sunflower Gallery, instead, some book illustration exhibitions have been organised by the MK team at other venues around town.


The Sunflower Gallery received its name from the children's book collection Sunflower (Sončnica) which the Mladinska knjiga Publishing House has been publishing for years. It operates under the logo of the happy sun created by the popular Slovene illustrator of children's books Lilijana Praprotnik Zupančič alias Lila Prap.


The Sunflower Gallery regularly prepares mostly solo exhibitions in monthly intervals. As a rule, it features recent illustrations and in this way also promotes newly published books.

Since its establishing, the gallery has given the podium to almost all of Slovenia's prominent and promising illustrators, such as Jelka Reichman, Božo Kos, Marjan Manček, Zvonko Čoh, Maša Kozjek, Suzi Bricelj, Lila Prap and many many others.

Occasionally, the gallery has also featured the results of different competitions prepared by magazines of the Mladinska knjiga Publishing House, either photo or drawing competitions.

Exhibition space

The exhibition space is 45m² (15m W x 3m D x 2.9m H) large, incorporating 16-linear-metres of wall space.

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