"Polish Crossroads" – "Polskie rozstaje" Photography Exhibition by Marcin Piotrowski

30 October 2013 - 23 November 2013
11:00 - 19:00

Gallery at the County Museum, Museum Foyer, Town Plaza, Ennis, Co Clare
Phone: 065-6846267
Email: claremuseum@clarecoco.ie


  • A beautiful dispplay of photography by Marcin Piotrowski.
  • During the past year the ''Polish Crossroads'' exhibition has travelled across Poland, and now for the first time it will be shown in Ireland, in the Clare Museum.

Since
2004 Irish society has changed, lots of emigrants arrived in Ireland,
most of them coming from Poland. According to the last census, which
took place in 2011, there are over 125,000 Poles living in Ireland,
making the Polish language the second most used language in our
country.


"Polish
Crossroads" is a photographic exhibition being held in the Foyer of
the County Museum as part of their Polish festival. ''Polish Crossroads
'' is a result of open air photo sessions organized by Folkowisko
Association in 2012 in Gorajec, a small village in eastern Poland. 15
photographers took part in two days event. They made gorgeous images of
Polish nature, landscapes, monuments and culture. The purpose of their
work is to show the multicultural heritage of Poland.


During
the past year the ''Polish Crossroads'' exhibition has travelled
across Poland, and now for the first time it will be shown in Ireland,
in the Clare Museum.


The
photos display the atmosphere of Borderline Culture Festival
FOLKOWISKO – the event which is organized by Folkowisko Association.
The festival takes place every year on the second weekend of July in
Gorajec, which is in Podkarpacie province in eastern Poland near the
Ukrainian border. The festival lasts three days, Friday to Sunday and
aims to promote multicultural tradition of the Mites region while
dismantling stereotypes and educating visitors. Folkowisko combines
storytelling with music, walking tours, car and bicycle rides,
canoeing, art workshops, movies and a wide array of games.


Folkowisko
Association is gathering fans of the Polish folk culture from all over
Europe. Some of its members live in Ennis and they gave a talk about
the multicultural past of Poland in the Clare Museum on October 5th,
during the Polish Festival.




For further information please contact



Marcin Piotrowski on 0857369632



or Jacub at Clare Museum 065 6823382

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