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Municipal Gallery Arsenał

Stary Rynek 6, 61-772 Poznań
T. +48 61 852 95 02

Opening hours:

Poniedziałek: nieczynne
Wtorek – Sobota: 12 — 19
Niedziela: 12 — 16

Between layers of memory
14,15.03.2018, godz. 9.00-12.00

We invite a group of children and teenagers aged 11-15 to participate in a creative workshop. Memory is going to be the theme of our meeting. We will reflect on the process of creating memories. By creating drawings on translucent films, we will trace their development. We will consider why some of them disappear and others, despite the passage of time, remain alive. Together with the characters of Krystyna Piotrowska's film I Left Poland, Because ... we will return to their memories from 1968. Together, we will try to ponder on the role of feelings in this process. In our drawings we will try to identify emotions. We will discuss the question of memories overlapping and constantly changing. We will talk about possible ways of recording this process (films, diaries, photos, drawings). We will demonstrate our experience of memory in the form of multi-layered artistic work. In order to better understand the subject of memory, the creative workshop will be combined with viewing the current exhibition.

The project by Krystyna Piotrowska I Left Poland, Because ... touches on traumatic events from contemporary Polish history. Persecution, emigration and a search for one's homeland are still topical. The aim of the exhibition is to listen to stories about individual lives of people affected by the events of March 1968.

Classes are held on a given day twice (9am-10:30am 1st group, 10:30am-12 noon 2nd group). Admission to the classes is free, participants are chosen on the first come, first served basis. Reservations can be made by phone: 61 852 9501 or by e-mail:
For more information, please contact the Gallery.

Dobromira Szydłowska - a graduate of Cultural Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, a graduate of postgraduate studies in Art Education in the field of visual arts at the University of Arts in Poznań. She runs workshops for children and youth, works with foundations, associations and cultural institutions. For several years she worked at the BWA Gallery in Gorzów Wlkp., where she led workshops and co-created the educational program. Currently, art teacher at MDK No. 2 in Poznań. She is looking for different ways to build creative attitudes in the spirit of empathetic communication.