Connect:Katowice and London

1 Dec 2016 – 16 Dec 2016

Event times

WHEN: 1st through 16th December 2016
TALK/Q&A: Wed 7 December, 4 – 5 PM at Chelsea College of Arts
PV: Thur 8 December, 6 – 8:30 PM at Ply Gallery
WORKSHOPS: 1 – 8 December, 10 AM – 12 PM, 2 PM – 4 PM at Ply Gallery
TALK/Q&A: Sat 10 December, 2 – 4 PM at Ply Gallery
EXHIBITION: 9 – 16 December, 10 AM – 6 PM at Ply Gallery

Cost of entry

All events/workshops are free to the public.

Ply Gallery

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • W7, 41, 91, W5
  • Finsbury Park, Archway
  • Finsbury Park, Crouch Hill

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Connect:Katowice is a year-long collaboration between 35 artists divided into 13 groups or “Connections“, all aiming to demonstrate the learning and benefits of intercultural communication.


Connect: Katowice, curated by Oksana Smirnova and Pawel Mendrek, is a year-long collaboration between 35 artists divided into 13 groups or “Connections“, all aiming to show the audience how beneficial intercultural communication can be. It has a very broad target audience as the artists’ collaborations are investigating the subjects which address different layers of society, such as: Polish-British migration during the WWII and how it influenced those involved in the migration and their further generations or in other cases, studying each other’s lands, their hidden traces, and folklore. However, the main theme which can be highlighted is Identity and Communication.

The more general aim of Connect:Katowice is to create a discourse between the artist, the space and the audience, and survey the balance between what is outwardly-facing and what we keep to ourselves. The project will evolve via exchange and collaboration between British and Polish artists, and display involving a British-based and a Polish curators’ intercession. The experimental nature of the project is aimed to reflect the interconnection of the roles of artists and curators coming from very different backgrounds.


Oksana Smirnova

Pawel Mendrek

Exhibiting artists

Ewa Kozera

Magdalena Sierpińska

Wojtek Kazimierczak

Agata Leżuch

Monika Mysiak

Joseph Lichy

Regan O'Callaghan

Jonathan Slaughter

Dagmara Jemioła-Hryniewicka

Anna Rakoczy

Monika Krasoń

Marilyn Collins

Joanna Zdzienicka

Alex Roberts9

Pawel Mendrek

Daria Walusiak

Agata Szymanek

Sarah Faulkner

Kelise Franclemont

Kelise Franclemont

Karina Kaluza

Marcin Czarnopyś

Beata Kolarczyk

Shadi Mahsa

Mariusz Maślanka

Paul Abbott

Aga Piotrowska

Izabela Łęska

Sybilla Skałuba

Adam Zoltowski

Louise Wheeler

Taking part


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