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Children's Story Books and Animations by Ludmila Zeman
June 14 – July 22, 2011
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

May 25, 2011

Children's Story Books and Animations by Ludmila Zeman

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada presents an exhibition featuring Ludmila Zeman.

Animation and storybook creator Ludmila Zeman was born in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) and immigrated to Canada in 1984. She grew up watching her father, the famous animator Karel Zeman, at work in his studio. Until her mid-twenties she served as one of her father's assistants, but then, after majoring in art and design at university, began her own career creating storybooks and short animations for children.

Receiving an invitation to teach at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Zeman emigrated to Canada with her husband and went on to produce Lord of the Sky for Canada's National Film Board – a short animation based on the myths of Canada's north Pacific First Nations. She was also involved in production of the hit kids TV show, Sesame Street.

As a creator of children's storybooks, Zeman has attracted worldwide acclaim with her Gilgamesh and Adventures of Sindbad trilogies, both based on Middle Eastern legends. The Last Quest of Gilgamesh won the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration in Children's Literature in 1995.

This exhibition will feature approximately thirty examples of Ludmila Zeman's creative work including original illustrations from her storybooks, photographic materials used in her animations, and posters promoting her films.

This exhibition is held in cooperation with I.D.F. Inc.


Date: June 14 – July 22, 2011

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00
  • Closed on weekends, July 1 and 18

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Contact: Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section (Tel: 03-5412-6257)

Media contact: Ryuko Iikubo (Tel: 03-5412-6347)




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