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Hungarian and Polish illustrators bring magic to Budapest Wonderland Festival

Budapest, Hungary – On Friday, Art Quarter Budapest hosted the vernissage of a magical exhibition – Mesebeli Országok Kiállítás. Organised as part of the Wonderland Festival, the exhibition includes contemporary book illustrations of fairy tales and folk legends, made by outstanding illustrators from Poland and Hungary, as well as designs inspired by folk culture, such as furniture, games, toys, books, and decorative elements.

The aim of the exhibition, which can be visited at Art Quarter Budapest until February 28, is to create a space for the discovery of Polish and Hungarian literature and folk cultures.

On Friday, the exhibition was opened by curator Milena Wartecka and fairy tales writer and translator, Marta Gedeon. The Deputy Ambassador of Poland in Budapest, Małgorzata Radwan-Vass, was present as well as representatives of the Polish Institute – Joanna Urabńska and Dominika Teske.

Artists and teachers from affiliated schools also came to the vernissage, and fairytale-therapist Maria Bajzath read folk tales to the children after Friday’s grand opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition is a great opportunity for children to learn about Polish and Hugarian fairy tales and folk cultures (Credit : wonderland festival)

Children and parents alike appreciated the interactive quality of the project which will run until the end of February.

The exhibition can be visited until February 28, 2019, Art Quarter Budapest, 1222 Budapest, Nagytétényi út 48-50. More details at:

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