Children’s Books Illustrators Exhibit for Women’s Month

Following the successful run of Women and War, Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) presents another exhibition featuring women, Peek-a-Book, opening on March 19 at Ayala Museum. Sixteen children’s book illustrators – Abi Goy, Angela Taguiang, Ara Villena, Bernadette Solina-Wolf, Beth Parrocha, Bru Sim-Nada, Fran Alvarez, Iori Espiritu, Isabel Roxas, Jamie Bauza, Kora Dandan-Albano, Liza Flores, May Tobias-Papa, Mika Song, Pergy Acuña, and Yas Doctor – will share their artistic process as individual creators and in collaboration with authors and publishers.

Peek-a-Book 2019 is a second iteration of the exhibition since it launched at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2018. The exhibit will include new and additional studies, drawings, and watercolor paintings. Filipino children’s books will also be made available in a reading corner, making the exhibition an ideal space for children to spend time in. The free exhibition will run until April 27, 2019.

The exhibition will be supplemented by “Illustrators on Illustrators,” a Q&A with picture book illustrators, and “Illustrators at Play,” a hands-on workshop on making picture book art with Beth Parrocha, both on March 30; a joint book launch of three children’s books featuring Philippine folk songs – “Ed-eddoy”, “Kaisa-Isa Niyan”, and “Pakitong-Kitong” from Tahanan Books and “May Alaga Akong Bakulaw” from Adarna House on April 6; and “Paano Kumain ng Kulay?”, a free storytelling and art activity for kids on April 13. Also on April 13, illustrators, writers, and publishers will gather for a panel discussion on the role of illustrations and illustrators in the process of picture book making in the Philippines.

The exhibition is in keeping with FHL’s advocacy to promote the culture of reading among young Filipinos. A Filipiniana library on the sixth floor of Ayala Museum, FHL seeks to expand its collection of children’s literature and literature/visual art by women.

The exhibition was designed by Jamie Bauza and Liza Flores. Poster art by Fran Alvarez.

To register to the activities and for inquiries, please email or call (02) 759-8297.


PEEK-A-BOOK: Inside the Creative Process of 16 Illustrators

19 March to 27 April 2019

Ayala Museum | Free Admission to the Exhibition

Go on a Saturdate with Illustrators!

30 March

Illustrators on Illustrators*

Q&A with Picture Book Illustrators – Php 150

10 AM – 12 NN

[SOLD OUT] Illustrators at Play**

A Hands-on Workshop on Making Picture Book Art – Php 500

1:30 – 4:30 PM


6 April

Joint Book Launch

4 – 6 PM

Song & Story: Our Culture in Picture Books

Ed-eddoy ~ Pakitong-kitong ~ Kaisa-isa Niya

(Tahanan Books)

May Alaga Akong Bakulaw

(Adarna House)


13 April

Paano Kumain ng Kulay?

Storytelling and Art Activity for Kids***

10 AM – 12 NN

Picture Book Illustration in the Philippines*

A panel discussion with different picture book creators – Php 150

2 – 4 PM


27 April

[REPEAT] Illustrators at Play**

A Hands-on Workshop on Making Picture Book Art – Php 500

1:30 – 4:30 PM


*Free for members of Ang INK

**18 years old and above, preferably already working as illustrators or would like to be a children’s book illustrator, with basic knowledge of illustration

***6-10 years old


NOTE: Pre-registration at is required for Illustrators at Play and Paano Kumain ng Kulay due to limited slots.


For inquiries:
CALL: 759 82 81

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