New Atrium Exhibition in Westmeath showcases artwork from Ukrainian youth

Launching Tuesday 22 November at 5.30pm

On Tuesday 22 November, the Mullingar Ukrainian community and artist Jurgita Stuckaite will launch a special exhibition showcasing artwork created by Ukrainian children in Mullingar. The exhibition is the culmination of a 5 month voluntary project led by Jurgita with support from the Westmeath Arts Office.

The exhibition will be held in the Atrium in Westmeath County Council and will run for two weeks. The Arts Office invites members of the public to attend the exhibition launch on Tuesday 22 November at 5.30pm. The exhibition will run until Friday 2nd December 2022.

Jurgita Stuckaite’s voluntary work focused on community engagement through art as a means to provide support to Ukrainian children and adults. The children whose artwork will be on display are aged between 4 and 18 years old.

Speaking of the project and upcoming exhibition, artist Jurgita Stuckaite noted;
“In the early weeks of March this year, Ukrainian people fled the war and arrived to Mullingar. It took time for children to start schools. I, as mother, human being, teacher and artist decided to help the children and adults. I worked on the project on a voluntary basis and got to know a lot of other beautiful people who volunteered their time and energy. We were working on our project for 4-5 months. Most of paintings that will be displayed are acrylic on canvas. As we all know, art is a language that allows us to communicate without words. And that really is the key to this exhibition.”

This article was published on: 22nd November, 2022
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