Exhibition of drawings and watercolours by Andrzej Wajda in BUG - opening hours during Christmas break

Fot. Tomasz Nowicki

If you have not yet seen the Andrzej Wajda exhibition presented in the Main Library of the University of Gdańsk, the Christmas break is a perfect opportunity to do so. This is the first exhibition of the artist's works in northern Poland. The exhibition is available in the exhibition hall (drawings and watercolours) and the BUG open space (posters) until January 30, 2022.

Over 150 drawings and watercolours by Andrzej Wajda, as well as over 50 posters of his films, are displayed at the exhibition entitled Wajda. A Man from Gdańsk. All works have been made available from the collection of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Cracow, established in 1994 on the initiative and foundation of Andrzej Wajda.

- 'Wajda's drawings are one of a kind. They are surprising in their form because he sketched them on whatever he had at hand, in notebooks, on sheets of paper torn from a notebook or on cardboard,' - reads the foreword by the Rector, prof. Piotr Stepnowski, in the catalogue of the exhibition. - 'What is important, however, is that even though they were created at the spur of the moment, without any special tools or materials, they were kept by their author with attention and care. Often, these sketches were Wajda's way of communicating with his co-workers, but also by drawing, he recorded people, places and events.'.

For more information about the exhibition, see Ewa Cichocka's text He has always had a scrapbook and a black crayon. Exhibition of artistic works by Andrzej Wajda at the University of Gdańsk

The exhibition is open to the public on Tuesday-Friday 12.00-17.00, Saturday 10.00-15.00. During the Christmas and New Year period, BUG opening hours are December 23, 2021 - 8.00-17.00, December 24-26, 2021 - closed, December 27, 2021 - 8.00-15.00, December 28-30, 2021 - 8.00-17.00, December 31, 2021 - 8.00-15.00, January 1-2, 2022 - closed, January 3-5, 2022 - 8.00-20.00, January 6-9, 2022 - closed.

The exhibition will be available in the UG Library until January 30, 2022.

Photo: Tomasz Nowicki
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