The Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh

Exhibition at the Old College of the University of Edinburgh to accompany a reception hosted by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh to celebrate Polish participation in the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2008

InvitationĀ 

On the 26th of August 2008 in The Playfair Library at the University of Edinburgh the Consul General of the Republic of Poland, Mr Aleksander Dietkow is intending to host an evening reception to celebrate Polish participation in the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2008.

Hopefully this reception will provide the opportunity to meet with some of the artists and others from the Edinburgh world of artists, diplomats and politicians. The Polish Ambassador to the UK, Ms Barbara Tuge-Erecinska will be present at the reception together with the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski and the director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Mr Pawel Potoroczyn.

Main purpose of this reception is to promote the Polish art and also to help our guests to understand the Polish culture better. By organising an evening like this we would like to be able to emphasize the fact that Poland does not only export its workforce to Scotland but can also export great art.

Consulate General of the Republic of PolandĀ 
2 Kinnear Road, Edinburgh EH3 5PE

Art Festival 2008 in Edinburgh
Exhibition in Craigmillar Art Gallery Edinburgh 3-18 August 2008

Working hand in hand with professional artists, students and young artists put together a final multi-media exhibition on the theme “It’s my Place” – identification with the place they lived in and worked. The exhibition was displayed in the Craigmillar Art gallery and theatre during the Edinburgh Festival 2008.

The exhibition was opened by Professor Richard Demarco (of the European Art Foundation), a Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh, the Chairman of the Scottish Polish Cultural Association, and a local MPs. About 300 people attended the opening. Curator of the exhibition was Goshka Bialek.