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14th Polish Arts Festival

Thank you for an amazing 2020 experience and let's count down to the 2021 edition of polish arts festival starting on 16th september 2021.
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About the PAF

Polish Arts Festival (PAF) is a community organisation that integrates & promotes Polish culture & artists through collaboration with Limerick artists and venues. We strongly believe in social inclusion, integration & mutual understanding through arts. We create a platform for innovative and creative approaches to diverse Limerick. We strive to engage the community through involvement in culture, empower their individual and group potential.

Celebrating 13th year in Limerick, Polish Arts Festival presents exhibition, events & workshops themed "Together as One".

In these challenging times, when people miss each other, when social distancing makes it nearly impossible to gather and celebrate we look at the bright side of life and show that Together we can do much more regardless of the nationality, social & cultural background, beliefs or disbeliefs.

Join us this year, maybe for the first time, and see that Together we are One.

Our vision is to
"Challenge, Optimise and Showcase through our Arts Festival the outstanding potential of artistic capabilities that exists within Polish and Irish Communities."

PAF is part of European EXPO 2020

 
 
 

News

Please welcome Alex Rosiak to our Team as a co-associate Artistic Director!

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Aleksandra Rosiak is an arts manager and curator with over 15 years’ experience in arts organisations, festivals, community projects and arts publishing. She has been working as a cinema programmer and Programme Manager in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge since 2009 and currently she is the acting venue director. As a cinema programmer, Aleksandra formed a strategic plan for cultural cinema development at Riverbank Arts Centre and delivered a high-quality cinema programme increasing audience numbers and box office revenue. Aleksandra is also an experienced arts educator and facilitator and a theatre director and producer.
As part of Riverbank Arts Centre team, she has been involved in developing, coordinating and producing art projects in various areas since and delivering high quality and volume of programmes for young audiences alongside core programme for general audiences.
As a practising artist and facilitator, she has devised and produced her own projects and productions, including a series of performances based on poetry for An Táin Theatre in Dundalk where she led an ensemble of actors, musicians and visual artists.
She is currently the artistic director of Laois Youth Theatre and co-director of Tobar Productions. She studied English Literature, Cultural Studies and Arts Management in Poland and Community Arts and Conflict Resolution in Ireland.
 

Our Artists

Gary Kin San Chan
Painting

Gary was born in Hong Kong to his Chinese migrant parents. Although brought up in a traditional Chinese family, the colonial society and the foreign cultures influenced his upbringing profoundly. The French impressionists, especially, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas made huge impacts on Gary artistically. Gary graduated from LSAD in June 2017, conferred with second class, grade one honours degree in Fine Art, Painting.

Karolina Jachymiak
Artist

Karolina was born in Nowy Targ, Poland. She is a charismatic highlander. Graduate of the State Secondary School of Fine Arts of A. Kenar in Zakopane and a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts. E. Geppert in Wrocław – in the field of Sculpture.

Anna Różańska - Batra (Artana)
Artist

Anna was born and raised in Poland. She graduated with honors from the Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Faculty of Fine Arts. She holds a master’s degree in Art Conservation and a diploma in Teaching Fine Arts.

Anna Banko Szumacher
Musician

Musician, singer, voice trainer, composer, choral director for the award-winning Cantate Deo Choir based in Limerick for the last number of years. She is a soloist at Limerick Choral Union.

Ewa Kotuła
Artist

Ewa is an independent artist and choreographer. BA graduate of Cultural Activities Organizer and Manager UMCS Poland, MA graduate of Social Practice and Creative Environment LSAD.

Justyna Cwojdzińska
Director

Passionate theatre practitioner, singer, performer, cultural activist and a founder of Polish Arts Festival, who made Limerick her home.

Stan Michalak
Musician

Deeply rooted in the tradition of European classical music, jazz and broadly understood creative musical improvisation. In the 1980s, he became a laureate of the Jazz Juniors festival and competition...

Yola Wesolowska
Artist

composer, director, singer, pianist, performer, author of the workshops. She holds M.A. in Music and Composition. She worked with the artistic milieu of Lodz, Poland and many cultural institutions...

Katarzyna Sliwa
Artist

Was born in Poland in Oswiecim. She moved to Ireland in 2009 and it was here that she started to draw and paint again after not doing so for many years. In 2013 she picked up her pencil again then was pen and ink and now she is trying to focus on...

Iulian Bocancea
Artist

Was born and raised in Piatra Neamt, a small city in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains from Romanian. He is currently living and working as an artist for the past 7 years in Dublin City...

Mel White
Artist

Was raised in a bohemian environment, her parents encouraged her to adopt a broad and somewhat anti-establishment outlook on life. She relished the opportunities such parenting afforded her...

Kevin Bohan
Artist

Full-time artist, illustrator and mural painter based in Dublin. Kevin came back to art in his mid-thirties after a long break. Since 2011 he has had five solo exhibitions in Dublin...

Aga Szot
Artist

Visual artist, painter, educator, owner of Aga Szot Art Studio - an art installation, which is at the same time an art studio where on a regular basis I allow people to watch me painting. Co-creator of The Icon Factory ...

Pawel Jasinski
Artist

Artist and a designer, born in Poland and currently works in Dublin. He graduated from National Secondary Art School in Nowy Wisnicz and has a Masters of Museum Exhibition and Art Sacral -P.A.T in Krakow...

Iwona Kreciwilk
Artist

Polish artist living in Dublin for the last ten years. Iwona studied ceramics at the Art Czestochowa High School. In 2001 Iwona graduated with a Masters Degree from the Pedagogical University of Czestochowa...

 
 

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   Polish Arts Festival in association with
Polish Embassy in Dublin,
Creative Ireland,
Department of Culture,
Heritage and the Gaeltacht and
Limerick City and County Council Limerick City
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HOMS Assist joins PAF as Sponsor

   Robert Burke, Partner and Co-Owner of HOMS Assist said "We are absolutely thrilled to come on board this year as sponsor of the Polish Arts Festival. During hard times it is especially important for us all to come together as a community and encourage inclusion, creativity and innovation. The "Together as One" event does just that and we hope to see as many people getting involved as possible"... more >>

 
 

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