Saturday, September, 16th; 20.00 h; Association The Art of Smile Gallery; for children and adults
Master painter Agata Freyer graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in the class of the famous painter France Mihelič.
The list of plays for which Agata made all the art is extensive.
Since 1969, she has been creating sketches for puppets, costumes and sets in professional puppet theatres in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina and has designed art for more than 40 plays so far, mostly in collaboration with the director Edi Majaron. Many of those plays received awards and toured more than 30 important international puppet festivals in Europe and around the world.
So far, her sketches and puppets have been exhibited in various European cities from Brighton, Toulouse and Klagenfurt to Zadar, Mostar, Rijeka, Zagreb, and Slovenian cities at a total of 18 independent exhibitions.
She received several awards for her puppet and set design; among others, in 2004 she received the Golden Firebird award at the Naj, Naj, Naj Festival in Zagreb and the award at the festival organised by the Croatian centre Assitej, held in Čakovec, for her art design in the play All About Jacquelines performed by the Rijeka City Puppet Theatre.
She is the winner of the Milan Klemenčić Lifetime Achievement Award – the most prestigious award of UNIMA Slovenia for her outstanding contribution to the art of puppetry.
The exhibition realization is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Zagreb.
In cooperation with the Art of Smile Association.