13-10-2023 - 29-10-2023

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About event

Galeria Labirynt and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, would like to invite you to create a collaborative mural to understand, through art, refugee dreams, experiences, plans and inspirations.

When: design of mural – 13/10/2023 at 4:00–7:00 p.m. and 14/10/2023 at 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; painting the mural 25–28/10/2023 (times to be agreed with workshop participants)
Where: Galeria Labirynt, ul. ks. J. Popiełuszki 5, Lublin
Accessibility: The workshop is held on the ground floor. In the bookshop you can borrow a wheelchair and earmuffs for free during your stay in the gallery. The gallery has 6 portable induction loops. We speak English, Polish and Ukrainian.
Registration for the workshop is open until 11.10 until places are still available. Registration is online – via the linked form.
Admission: free
Workshop lead by: Maciej Pałka, artist, cartoonist, comic book creator.
The project is primarily aimed at people with experience of migration – the youth (16+) and adults.

During the workshops on 13/10/2023 (at 4:00–7:00 p.m.) and 14/10/2023 (at 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.), participants will give visual form to their experiences and emotions. The next stage will be to paint a mural on the gallery’s exterior wall on 25–28/10/2023 (times to be agreed with workshop participants), which will become a vehicle for personal content.
The whole project will be supervised by Maciej Pałka, an artist, draftsman, comic book creator, trained by the world-renowned Artolution collective. The group has been active for over a decade, creating, together with local communities, artistic interventions in places affected by refugee crises, such as: Azraq Jordan camp, Bidi Bidi in Uganda – the largest refugee camp in Africa, or in Bangladesh, where the persecuted Rohindja minority resides.
Behind the artistic endeavor in Lublin, as behind those conducted in other parts of the world, lies the conviction that through art one can create a better world, one built on ideas of community, creativity and empowerment.
The public presentation of the mural will take place on October 29 at 4:00 p.m.

Unveiling of the mural
When: 29/10/2023 (Sunday), 4 pm
Where: Labirynt Gallery, 5 Popiełuszki St., Lublin
Accessibility: The mural is located on the wall of the Labirynt Gallery from Poniatowskiego Street and can be viewed from the level of the sidewalk running along the street or from the level of the path running along the building – the path is partially covered with small stones. Event interpreted into Polish sign language, translation: Ewelina Lachowska. Opening translated into Ukrainian, interpretation: Volodymyr Dyshlevuk. Opening translated into English, interpretation: Krystian Kaminski.
Admission: free

Authors of the mural project: Kseniia Adamenko, Olga Bochkar, Tetiana Buriakivska, Paulina Chmiel, Bohdan Drovozyuk, Munachiso Christiana Ibekwe, Oleksandra Makarchuk, Daria Meshkova, Basia Mezhiyevska, Stanislav Mychailov, Taisiia Schevchenko, Yuliia Shevchuk, Zoia Syzova, Iasna-Mariia Tsyktor.

Artistic supervision: Maciej Palka






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