Exhibition

Wycinanki: The Art of Polish Papercuts

15 Jan 2016 – 16 Apr 2016

Event times

Open Tues - Sat 9:30am to 5pm

Cost of entry

FREE

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Travel Information

  • Bus stops out side the Museum at the War Memorial in the centre of town.
  • The Museum is a 5 minute walk uphill from Tunbridge Wells Train station.

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This exhibition brings together examples of the Polish Folk Art Wycinanki from the Horniman Museum & Gardens. Displayed together with contemporary responses from artist Orly Orbach and the Tunbridge Wells Polish community.

About

This exhibition, curated by Justyna Pyz, brings together examples of the Polish folk art Wycinanki from the Horniman Museum & Gardens. Perhaps modelled on traditional Jewish Paper cuts, Wycinanki originated as an inexpensive means of decorating the homes of rural labourers. they were often ,ade for religious festivals and family celebrations and feature bold and colourful symbolic designs.

The exhibition will show extraordinary paper cuts commisioned by the Horniman in 2010, together with contemporary responses from artist Orly Orbach and the Tunbridge Wells Polish community.

Curators

Orly Orbach

Justyna Pyz

Suzie Plumb

Exhibiting artists

Apolonia Nowak

Orly Orbach

Helena Miazek

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