A journey into the wold of Tove

Moomin Characters Ltd

Project description

26.11.2013


A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF TOVE

100 YEARS OF TOVE JANSSON IN THE FINNISH ART SCHOOLS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People honours the legacy of Tove Jansson by inviting the learners of its member institutions (more than 70 schools and 10 000 learners) around Finland to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth and approach the themes present in her work.

The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People publishes the online exhibition “A Journey into the World of Tove” in three parts. The exhibitions are planned to be available on the 1st of March, 10th of September and 1st of November 2014 on www.youngart.fi.

The works exhibited are selected by jury which consists of Sophia Jansson and two other members representing the art schools. The jury will be allocated by the board of The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People.

Our aim is to have the exhibitions linked from the moomin.com website.

The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People ensures that all the works published as part of these exhibitions will be used on permission from their owners. In the case of minors under the age of 18, the permission is asked from a guardian.

The aim is not necessarily to create new Moomin images. As much as they are allowed, the work will primarily demonstrate the imagination of the children. The most important aim is to encourage this imagination and that is to be achieved by setting a shared theme.

This project aims to bring forth the perspectives from which children of different ages view the world of Tove and it encourages the art teachers to use the works of Tove Jansson as a reference point in their teaching.

The project also aims to highlight the versatility of Tove Jansson’s life work: art, illustrations, combination of word and images, theatre sceneries and literature emphasise the diverse nature of art and creativity.

 

Anu Hietala

Managing director
The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People
Tel: +358-40-736 3767