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Gallerie d'Italia - Vicenza


From 15 April to 10 September 2023


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Not only is this an exhibition, but a constantly moving and evolving creative workshop testifying to the fact that Elena Xausa’s creative energy did not die with her, and keeps on being a true inspiration for many.



family lab, creative workshops for children, educational itineraries and guided tours



guided tour for children and families

(to be enjoyed on your own with the aid of an engaging instruction booklet)

The mind of the illustrator Elena Xausa brings objects, ideas and thoughts to life in imaginative and colourful illustrations. You will discover the secrets lying behind an artist's work through activities and games. At the end of the visit, you can make your own illustration in a space dedicated to creativity and leave it there as a symbol of your visit.

Recommended for children aged 5 to 12.

Activities included in the cost of admission.

Available on weekends and holidays, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. No booking required.





Children’s creative workshop

Children and families will discover the world of illustration, and all its techniques and secrets, by following the creative footsteps of Elena Xausa and many other artists who have known her. They will then be invited to experience what it means to be an artist through a creative workshop centred on illustration.

Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 (90 minutes long)

Information and bookings:
5 euro per person + admission

Saturday and Sunday 22 and 23 April                        3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 20 and 21 May                          3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 June                         3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 15 and 16 July                          3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 August                   3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 September              3 p.m.

Booking required, at freephone number 800.167619 or, up to a maximum of 25 participants.
The activity will take place with a minimum of five participants.



guided tour for adults, families, students

Internationally acclaimed Italian illustrator and artist, Elena Xausa put her stamp on the most important international magazines and world-famous brands. A specifically designed itinerary of this exhibition will tell you the story of her career and artistic quest, also taking into account those artists who have been called upon to illustrate Elena's energy, which still continues the journey she had begun.

Information and bookings:

5 euro per person + admission

from 16 April: weekends, 4 p.m. (45 minutes long)

from 7 May: Sundays and holidays, 4 p.m. (45 minutes long)

Booking required, at freephone number 800.167619 or, up to a maximum of 25 participants.
The activity will take place with a minimum of five participants.



educational itineraries for schools (pre-school, primary and secondary)

The creative energy of Elena Xausa and other illustrators and artists' works tell the story of our contemporary world. A journey to discover styles, techniques and stories of a pop world (60 minutes long).

Information and bookings: free activity for schools; booking required at freephone number 800.167619 or


SUMMER SCHOOL SPECIAL:  Let’s create! Shapes, colours and pop images     

Drawing inspiration from the style of illustrator Elena Xausa, from Vicenza, and other artists inspired by her creative energy, you will be offered a series of activities to explore the world of illustration, discovering its techniques and secrets. A host of ideas to create, new, colourful, pop images.

Information and bookings:

free activity aimed at participants of the city's summer schools (90 minutes long)

held from Tuesday to Friday, morning and afternoon (10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.)

from 13 June to 4 August and from 29 August to 1 September

Recommended for children aged 5 to 12, with a maximum of 25 participants (60 minutes long)

Booking required at freephone number 800.167619 or


EXtra_02     17/18 JUNE

Two days of pure inspiration, not just illustrated, and of illustration workshops


Saturday 17 June, 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Five professionals from the creative industries, five languages, for five talks on the theme of creativity.

Illustrators, creative directors, writers, storytellers, designers, performers... exchange ideas to stimulate reflection on the different languages that can be used to develop creativity.

With the participation of: Matteo Caccia, Lidia Carew, Lucio Schiavon, JoeVelluto, Michele Dalai


Saturday 17 June, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ten young illustrators, previously selected on the basis of their portfolios, will be guided by illustration professionals in a workshop inspired by the art of Elena Xausa. The focus of the workshop, developed over the entire weekend, will be a guided tour of the exhibition EX - Illustri x Elena Xausa with the artistic director Francesco Poroli: he will first lead the participants through the exhibition rooms for an insight into the project, and will then hand them the brief. Afterwards the participants will attend the talks.

Sunday 18 June, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Continuation of the workshop reserved to the ten young illustrators, previously selected on the basis of their portfolios, who, guided by illustration professionals, will translate into pictures their experience as visitors to the exhibition and as audience members in the talks.

Info and booking at

EXtra_03     8/9 JUNE

Authors, illustrators and ElenaXausa's creative community, as well as the public and children, will spend two days with pencil in hand in the open air, in the courtyard of the Gallerie.

Guests will include some of the best-known illustrators.  A Djset station will also be set up in the area to accompany some of the best moments of the weekend. All creations will further enrich the EXcursus room of the exhibition.

Saturday 8 July, from 16:00 to 20:00

Sunday 9 June, from 10:00 to 13:00  

Free activity, booking required (maximum 60 participants)

Info and booking at



Getting off the straight and narrow path by wandering without a fixed destination: the most intimate and profound sense of the creative spark. The closing room of the exhibition itinerary becomes a place where anyone can stop, and use space and time to put the inspiration energy encountered during the exhibition onto paper. The room is decorated with a mural by a friend of Elena Xausa's, Luca Zamoc, one of Italy's most important street artists.